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Local councils pave the way to eradicate discrimination against people with a disability

Posted 10:23AM on Tuesday 24 June 2014


We’ve launched our “What About Me?” Welcome Award and what better way to do so than by having the Mayor of North Down and the Lord Mayor of Belfast sign our anti–discriminatory pledge!

First to sign the “What About Me?” Welcome Award Pledge on Monday 16 June was the Mayor of North Down Borough Council, Peter Martin. Speaking at the signing of the pledge, the Mayor said: “It gives me great pleasure to be the first elected official in Northern Ireland to sign the “What About Me?” Welcome Award Pledge. Discrimination of any kind is unacceptable and should not be tolerated and so we must work together to create an inclusive and fair society for all. I wish to encourage all the businesses and organisations of North Down to lend their support and get involved in the Positive Futures’ Welcome Award.”

Belfast City Council became the second organisation to take a stand against discrimination as Lord Mayor, Nichola Mallon, showed her commitment to equality of treatment for people with a learning disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition by signing the pledge.

We wish to thank both North Down Borough Council and Belfast City Council for supporting our “What About Me?” campaign. We hope this campaign will persuade local businesses and organisations to think about people’s needs when dealing with customers.

You can find out more about the “What About Me?” Welcome Award by clicking here or by contacting Kerry Alexander on