International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3 December

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Established by the United Nations in 1992, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is celebrated annually on 3 December around the world. The day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

 

To mark the day, we wanted to highlight the work of one of our brilliant partner organisations.

 

Grace Eyre is a dynamic person centred charity that has supported people with learning disabilities for over 100 years. Grace Eyre's services focus on delivering a vibrant learning and skills programme, innovative supported living models and housing solutions. They fundraise for projects to promote the independence, confidence and skills base of people with learning disabilities who use theirr services.

 

Grace Eyre Ambassador Shane Pentecost answered a couple of questions for us:

 

Why is the Grace Eyre organisation important to you?

 

They go out of their way to help as many people with any learning disabilities to be on the happy side of life.

 

Why do you think it is so important for us to recognise the International Day of Persons with Disabilities?

 

To show that we care about all people with disabilities and that they know there is somewhere to come if they feel a bit threatened by being in the public eye.

 

Find out more about Grace Eyre at the Grace Eyre website.

 

Find out more about International Day of Persons with Disabilities by visiting the United Nations website.