Channel 4 News is planning a debate on disability in the UK as part of their No Go Britain series and they have reached out to MS-UK so we can let you know all about it!
Coinciding with the Paralympic games, the discussion will be live on Channel 4 7 O’Clock News program, with an audience of 100-200 disabled people.
As everyone focuses on sport, this audience will have the opportunity to debate the other, more everyday issues surrounding disability with a panel including a Government Minister, transport bosses and representatives from high street brands, amongst others. Channel 4 have said it will be a chance for disabled people to highlight the barriers in the way of ordinary life and to debate with the panel how to make improvements.
If you are interested in appearing in this Channel 4 discussion, email Joe Izzarddirectly with the following information:
- Your name
- Contact number
- Preferred contact method
- Additional Requirements (e.g. support worker, accessibility aids etc.)
- Issue most important to you, regarding disability
- Other issues important to you
This will be followed up with a further call or e-mail to confirm your place and help you with any necessary arrangements.
At present, Channel 4 don’t have details regarding a date or location, as these are still being arranged. It’s worth mentioning also that Channel 4 would help individuals towards transport and accessibility costs.
If you do decide to take part or accepted on to the show, do let us know how you get on!
Marketing Manager, MS-UK