On Thursday 12th September, our self-advocate group brought their campaign for safer and more accessible transport for people with additional needs to City Hall.

The group attended the Mayor’s Question Time on the invitation of Brent and Harrow London Assembly Member Navin Shah.

After listening to the question session, the self-advocates had a chance to meet Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and have a discussion around transport issues.

(The self-advocate group meeting London Mayor Sadiq Khan)

After the visit Navin Shah AM said:

"It has been a privilege to host staff and service users from Harrow Mencap at City Hall for Mayor’s Question Time today and see their excitement when they were able to meet the Mayor and hold a brief discussion with him.

"I am looking forward to continuing to work closely with the charity and other stakeholders to ensure that the concerns of the disabled community in Harrow are heard clearly by the Mayor, TfL and other agencies.

"It is absolutely vital that Londoners with disabilities are able to access our transport network without obstacles or the fear of abuse and bullying. This is why I will continue to lobby the Mayor and the Government for improved step-free access across the capital for the implemented of more robust measures to tackle hate crime in all of its forms."

(Harrow Mencap staff and self-advocates with Navin Shah AM after Mayor's Question Time)