Disability Access with Ceri Davies

Podcast Interview

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How can business better support people with disability access issues? There are an estimated 1 billion people globally experiencing some form of disability. Though accessibility issues are inherently personal, with so many people face extra challenges to navigate our world – how can we all better support each other

Ceri Davies is an accessibility campaigner and social impact pioneer. She joins this podcast to talk about her lived experience so that we can all better understand.

Ceri says: “I decided to get involved in lived experience because I was fed up of repeated discrimination by employers judging me due to my disability.”

Ceri has cerebral palsy, tethered cord syndrome and scoliosis. But as you’ll hear in this conversation – these diagnoses aren’t holding her back. Ceri is a force of nature.

Ceri has founded and runs the social enterprise More Mascots Please. She has a Masters in Youth and Community Work. When she isn’t running her youth programmes, she advises and advocates for those with access issues. In 2021 Ceri was award the British Empire Medal, from her Majesty the Queen; for all of the charitable work she has done to support disabled, disadvantaged and life limited children and families.

During our conversation get ready to hear Ceri’s first-hand experiences of what organisational prejudice systematically holding someone back feels like; why paying carers less than the living wage enrages her; and how Germany was a breath of accessibility fresh air. Listen in to hear Ceri sharing her suggestions on how businesses and other organisations can better support those with mobility, access and other disability issues.

Ceri concludes: “I want to help to prevent discrimination. We live in a very ableist world.”
If you want to find out more about Ceri, her work and other practical guides please take a look at the links below:

Links:

A Case for Living Wages

Ceri Davies

A vision for the future of social care

IMPACT – Good support isn’t just about ‘services’ – it’s about having a life

Think Local Act Personal

Community Navigator Services CIC

Better Lives Alliance | Facebook

 

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