Three symbols for people, representing 'male', 'female' and 'wheelchair user'

Hello! We’re the Steering Group.

We manage the logistics behind the scenes which keep the Forum running.

We are a small group with different skills, experiences and knowledge.

Helen Jones in her electric wheelchair looking at the camera and smiling

Helen (She/Her)

“I felt it was important to get involved with YDRF and ensure that the disability community in York gets heard. I have lived in York for over 15 years, and during that time have studied and worked in the city. I am a firm believer that many of the issues affecting disabled people are systemic and come not only from a lack of awareness but also disability not being prominent in the minds of decision makers.”

Helen’s latest blog posts:

Eleanor stands in front of a hedge, smiling


“When York: Human Rights City came to talk to MySight York about the Forum I realised that this was something that could become important and that it would be good for MySight to be involved from the beginning, so I put myself forward.”

A headshot of Marilyn smiling at the camera


“I am honoured to be on the Steering Group as an ally, and also as the link person with York: Human Rights City Network. Having worked as a social worker, and a social work lecturer, I am passionate about dismantling barriers (physical and attitudinal) and making an inclusive society that means we all benefit.”

Icon representing a person

Hazel (They/Them)

“After having being an active member of YorkEndingStigma for a while, using my lived experience to try to enact changes to social perceptions of mental illness, I was looking to branch out into other areas along side this work.

I was told about YDRF and, after a bit of a poke about on the website, just knew it was something I wanted to be involved with.”

Hazel’s Latest Blog Posts:

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