CDA is recruiting Disabled Camden residents to a Leadership Programme, where they will develop leadership skills and effect meaningful change.
Camden Disability Action (CDA), based at the Greenwood Centre in Kentish Town, launched the flagship Leadership Programme with six Disabled participants last April. They have identified problems they want to solve, including improving access to Camden venues, raising aspirations of young Disabled people in schools, and improving the experience of hospital discharge for Disabled people.
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on Disabled people in terms of deaths and levels of isolation. The pandemic has shed light on the entrenched inequality Disabled people experience in our society. We believe there is an urgent need for confident leaders within the Disabled community to speak out and lead change. CDA’s Leadership Programme will ensure Disabled people are not forgotten, and show that – with the right opportunity – anyone can be a leader.
Quilliass, focusing on young Disabled people, says: “I have a lot of ideas, but they’re not just ideas any more, they’re becoming things which are actually happening, and that’s really satisfying”.
Joy, who is focusing on hospital discharge, is enjoying the uniqueness of the programme: “it’s good to be stimulated by something other than the pandemic, to meet new people and share ideas”
CDA – a user-led organisation set up by Disabled people in 2015 – is now looking for a further six people to join the programme, encouraging Disabled Camden residents interested in leadership to apply. Successful applicants will team up with an existing leader on their project, working together to bring about meaningful change. They will attend a series of online workshops on leadership skills, led by an experienced Business Coach, and will receive ongoing coaching and peer support until the end of the programme in February 2022. This is a voluntary programme with a commitment of 2-3 hours a week, with access needs met to ensure full participation.
watch the video made with two members of the Programme CDA Leadership Programme Video
If you are a Disabled Camden resident and would like to apply or find out more, you can visit https://camdendisabilityaction.org.uk/cda-leadership-programme-recruiting/
or email Anna Storm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is March 25th 2021