Today is International Day of People with Disabilities – 3rd December 2020, and it’s the start of a host of engaging awareness-raising activities to get involved with across the next week.
This year, the key focus of the celebration is to raise awareness that ‘not all disabilities are visible or immediately apparent‘, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.
According to the WHO World Report on Disability, 15 per cent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with a disability. Of this number, it’s estimated 450 million are living with a mental or neurological condition— and two-thirds of these people will not seek professional medical help, largely due to stigma, discrimination and neglect.
As a charity, this just highlights our vision and the vital importance of removing barriers for all people living with disabilities, both visible and invisible.
In celebration of this awareness day, we are delighted to announce that our Trustee, Raisa Hassan, is running an online Poetry Workshop on Tuesday 8th December (18 years plus), in conjunction with other events held by One Place East starting from today.
For more information, please download the One Place East flyer of activities here or visit the One Place East Events page and please do spread the word to family, friends and colleagues.
On behalf of Raisa and everyone at CPotential, thank you.