DISABLED people and unpaid carers will get a chance to quiz parliamentary candidates on how they will support them at an election husting taking place this month.

Dudley CIL, a campaign and advocacy group for disabled people, has organised the special event for the upcoming UK general election as almost one in four people are living with a long-term health condition or disability.

It is aimed at giving disabled individuals the opportunity to question prospective parliamentary candidates about their plans and commitments to support those with additional needs if elected. While unpaid carers will get the chance to ask what support can be put in place for them.

The event will be hosted by sight loss charity the Beacon Centre at their base which is located on Wolverhampton Road East, Sedgley, WV4 6AZ,  and will be chaired by Local Democracy Service Reporter Martin Smith.

It will take place on Wednesday, June 26th, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, with doors opening at 5:30 PM.

Beacon Centre Chief Executive Lisa Cowley said: “This unique event provides a platform for disabled people and unpaid carers in Dudley to engage directly with candidates and ensure their voices and concerns are heard in the run-up to the election.

“It’s an excellent opportunity for attendees to understand how a candidate plans to address issues affecting the disabled community and promote inclusivity and support.”

“Hosting this event is crucial for empowering the disabled community and ensuring that their needs are at the forefront of the political agenda,” added Ken McClymont from Dudley CIL.

He added: “We are excited to partner with the Beacon Centre to provide this essential platform for advocacy and dialogue.”