Q What are the Compacts?

The Compacts

Compacts are codes of practice to help smooth relationships between government and the voluntary sector. Each local council has drawn up a Compact for their own area.

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Q: How can disabled people's opinions get heard effectively in Boards and Committees?

Making the most of Partnership Boards

A short publication from the Office of Disability Issues with practical advice to help disabled people get a stronger voice in Partnership Boards and in other local joint decision-making bodies. Includes an Easy Read version.

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Q: What access equipment is available for voluntary groups in Merseyside?

Equipment to improve access for disabled people in Merseyside

Are you a voluntary group that needs to use access equipment to help disabled people?

In the Merseyside area, there are voluntary groups that have a range of access equipment – things like hearing loops and text phones – that can help break down barriers for disabled people who want to make use of services.

The groups have some of this equipment installed in their offices, to help disabled visitors to the premises. Some of it is available for loan or for hire by other voluntary groups.

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