What is the Senior Consultaitve Group?

The Senior Consultative group is for disabled young people aged 16 years and over. The consultative group has many roles to play within Triangle. They give advice or opinions on a subject Triangle might be working on, or give Triangle ideas on subjects that members of the group think need to be looked at in more detail. They have also helped with the Audit Commission, and have had a big role in producing videos within Triangle; Two Way Street, All Join In, Three Way Street and The Whole Picture.

Who is in the group?

The Senior Consultative Group is currently run by Sophie-Ella.

All members of the consultative group have a disability. At every meeting there are people who support the members of this group; providing physical support, helping members to understand things or enabling communication using BSL or other alternative communication systems.

What does the group do?

Organisations from outside of Triangle ask us for advice and help. Most recently we had the RCPCH (Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health) who came to ask for our advice about how to make their new learning portal (Disability Matters) accessible for professionals in all walks of life. One of the most valuable aspects of the consultative group is that members learn new things from each other.

How does the group work?

The consultative group has advised various different agencies on how to involve disabled young people and has been involved in shaping government policy. All Triangle’s own work involves disabled children and young people.

When does the group meet?

The Senior Consultative Group usually meets monthly at Triangle.

The date of the next meeting will be announced soon.

Do members get paid?

All members are paid for their time that they give to the group, plus we also pay for travel costs to and from the consultative groups and for the support that members may need at the groups.

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