Local councillors Carol Coleman (Conservative), Daniel Jenkins (UKIP), Robert Evans (Labour), Richard Walsh (Conservative) and Ian Beardsmore (Liberal Democrats) are meeting at Nexus Day Service, Sunbury to chat to the people who attend, about what each political party represents and how politics impacts on disabled lives.
The idea of this meeting is to help these individuals understand how politics and voting can change the quality and daily support they receive. This event will assist them in making an informed decision about which party would benefit their needs, and help them understand why their vote is important, in preparation for the 2015 local and general election.
80% of Nexus customers don’t vote as they don’t understand who to vote for.
The discussion will be held on Tuesday 24 March from 11am to 3pm. People from all the Surrey Choices services are invited to attend and ask questions to help them make a decision about which party to vote for.
We are really keen on empowering disabled people to understand and use their vote.
A customer at Nexus said “I don’t vote as I do not understand what each party has to offer and how they could benefit me”
We are sharing information to help people understand voting, there are loads of great resources available for people – from United Response and Mencap, with easy read guides. Many of the parties have agreed to create easy read manifestos and there are serval youtube videos about each parties policies that staff have been sharing with the people we support.
Links to useful information about your vote: