London’s Disability Awareness Day Festival will be held in Wanstead, in the London Borough of Redbridge on 18 July 2018. Music, food, arts and crafts, displays, sports and more for people of all ages.

Redbridge Forum, One Place East, Uniting Friends and London Borough of Redbridge are hosting the first international disability awareness day festival in London. They are inviting you to be part of this exciting event which will reach out to thousands of people across the borough and beyond.

The festival provides people with disabilities and mental health the opportunity to be involved in an activity that most people take for granted, as well as the chance to enjoy a feel-good community event which can help improve their sense of wellbeing.

For the last 10 years, they have celebrated the achievements and raised awareness of people with Learning Disabilities in Redbridge. Previous learning disability festivals have attracted over 600 people and this year they are going to be bigger and better with a central location, right on the high street in Wanstead and a wider target audience, covering a range of physical disabilities and mental health.

The festival has three main aims:

  • To highlight what statutory, private or voluntary services are available to enable disabled people to stay independent.
  • To promote equipment and aids that could maintain or improve independence, not just what is offered by statutory service providers, we want everyone to see the best and/or latest designs
  • To provide an opportunity to showcase what disabled people can do, in the field of Sport, Arts and Entertainment

This is the first time this event has come to London and is a great opportunity to provide a fun, accessible and entertaining day out for people with and without disabilities.

They will have live music showcasing the abilities of local artists, schools and colleges, accessible sporting activities, arts and crafts, information, bouncy castles, DJs, food and drink from around the world with alfresco dining for all, activities for all, young and old, information stalls showing what is available to help people with disabilities live independently, vibrant outdoor market selling gifts and treats for all the family.

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