Mary Glindon MP backs Whizz-Kidz Paralympic inspiration initiative at Party Conference
Local MP Mary Glindon pledged her support at Labour Party Conference for an initiative launched by charity Whizz-Kidz, to gather young disabled peoples’ hopes for the legacy of the Paralympics.
The findings from the ‘Generation Inspired?’ consultation will help ensure that those charged with delivering the Paralympic legacy are fully informed about what young disabled people want – and expect – following the Games.
Mary met 22 year old wheelchair-user and Whizz-Kidz Ambassador, Chris Tickle, at the Manchester Conference. Chris said: “Attending Labour Conference was a great opportunity to discuss the legacy of the Games with lots of MPs – and it was brilliant to get their support for Generation Inspired.
The Paralympics showed the potential for changing attitudes to disability across the whole of society. Now we need everyone to play their part in improving accessibility and changing attitudes so that young disabled people like me can fulfil their potential.”
Mary said, “It was fantastic to meet Whizz-Kidz and hear about their valuable work providing mobility equipment and opportunities for fun and friendship for young disabled people.
“It is absolutely vital that the views of young disabled people are at the heart of plans for the Paralympic legacy. I am delighted to back the Generation Inspired initiative and encourage my constituents to take part in the consultation to make sure their views are heard.”
The full link to Whizz-Kidz’s Generation Inspired survey can be found at http://bit.ly/WKGenInspired.
The charity supports young people to access the right mobility equipment - including powered wheelchairs - at the right time; and delivers wheelchair skills-training, work placements, and other life-skills to help their transition from childhood to adulthood.