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Durham PCC urges more consideration for disabled
Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg is encouraging members of the public to have greater regard for others within their community, in particular to have more consideration for those who are disabled.
Some members of the local Disability Independent Advisory Group run by Durham Constabulary have raised concerns that, on some occasions, people with a disability feel less respected and understood when out and about in their neighbourhood.
Mr Hogg said:
“Whilst this is not the view of all disabled persons in County Durham and Darlington, it must be recognised that people may be vulnerable for a number of reasons, whether or not they have a disability.
It is the moral duty of everyone, not just the police and local authorities, to look out for each other, particularly those who are most vulnerable.
Tuesday [3rd December] marked the International Day of Disabled Persons, which is the ideal reminder for communities to take a bit of extra time to be more aware and considerate for those around us”.
Posted on Tuesday 10th December 2013