ORGANISATIONS from across the country came together last week to allow those with disabilities easy access to support and information.

The Big Disability Group held their third open day in Clydebank Town Hall on Wednesday, April 17.

A number of organisations including the Glasgow Disability Alliance, West Dunbartonshire Epilepsy Group, and Action on Hearing Loss Scotland attended the event that continues to get bigger and better.

Christine Marno of Women Against State Pension Injustice said she had a good response from those who attended, managed to get some new members to join, and networked with organisations.

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Founder of the group, Kevin Crawford, said a lot of people went away with help and information.

His wife and chairperson of the group, Dhyani Crawford, has recently taken over his role due to his health deteriorating.

She said: “Kevin was so passionate about the group; it was his baby, so it just made sense for me to do it when he no longer couldn’t. It seemed a shame to bring it to an end it when it’s something that is needed.”

The group, formerly called Clydebank Disability Group, now caters for people across the country through Facebook, open days and forums.

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Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire turned up on the day.

He said: “It was good to catch up with those from the Big Disability Group who brought together organisations which bring together people with disabilities, making sure we are all better connected across West Dunbartonshire.”

On the day, Ian White, OrCam trainer for Scotland, demonstrated how the device for blind and partially sighted people works.

The smart camera attaches to glasses and instantly reads texts aloud.

After the event, The Big Disability Group posted on their Facebook page: “We would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to our open day yesterday.

“As always, we are grateful to all the members of the public, the councillors and the MP who popped in, and to the wonderful organisations who gave up their day to spend it with us.

“We couldn’t do it without you all. It really does show that ‘Together We Can Make A Difference.’”