Saturday, 7 April 2012


This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:

Ex-Tigers hero roars his approval for fair
Ex-Tigers player Matt Hampson supported a fair showcasing services for disabled people.
National changes in the provision of care means disabled people are now given personalised budgets to spend instead of councils paying for services.
Choice Unlimited took place at the Leicester Tigers Stadium on Wednesday, to show people what services and products are available.
Former Tigers and England prop Matt Hampson, who is confined to a wheelchair after his neck was broken in a training session, made a special appearance.
He said: "Events like this give disabled people a voice and enable them to steer their lives in the direction they wish it to go."
Choice Unlimited provided information about accommodation, domestic support and education services to help the disabled make informed decisions about their spending.
The event was supported by Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, and Voluntary Action LeicesterShire.
David Barsby, development officer at Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, said: "This was a great opportunity for local providers to meet potential customers."

That's Matt in the photo above, with Steve Cooper, Chief Exec of Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living. Regrettably, the article makes no mention of REDP as the event organiser and conveys nothing of the spirit or success of the event - and it gets the day wrong.

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