Warwickshire team help to launch Disability Cooperative Network

The Disability Cooperative Network team.
The Disability Cooperative Network team.

The BBC is among the organisations working with Heritage and Culture Warwickshire on a new network aimed at raising awareness of the needs of people with disabilities.

The Warwickshire team is a lead partner, along with Leicester University School of Museum Studies and the Horniman Museum in London and RAF Museum in Hendon, working on the Disability Co-operative Network.

The network - thought to be only organisation to offer such a service - will act as a platform for museums, charities, academics, art galleries and groups to share their work on supporting people with disabilities.

Its website already includes the BBC, Access Portugal, Liverpool Museums, DASH arts, Dyspraxia Foundation, the Whitworth and Indianapolis Museum of Art.

The network concept was recently selected as part of the national Transformers scheme run by the Museums Association.

Michelle Alexander, manager of Museums and Natural Environment, said: “I was extremely pleased to sign the memorandum of understanding on behalf of Warwickshire Museums. This is a very worthwhile initiative which I hope will grow and expand further in the future across more cultural organisations.”

To find out more, visit www.musedcn.org.uk