Peoples Parliment of Darlington
Community Voices 2017
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 - 25 minutes
The People’s Parliament is a user-led group which aims to be a voice for people with a learning impairment in the Darlington area. Using this voice, they tell people and organisations what they really think and feel about local and national issues. Members discuss important issues like health and social care, jobs, housing, anti social behaviour (bullying and bad behaviour), training and other day to day issues. The People’s Parliament promotes choice and control for people with a learning impairment and they support others to become more independent. The Peoples Parliament also has an active role at Darlington’s Learning Disability Network. Darlington Association on Disability supports the group, with the aim that they become fully independent in the future. The group meet approximately every fortnight on a Monday between 10am to 3.30pm. The group is continuously looking for new members to join them in their work. Press play below to hear the stories and the people behind the work.