A GROUP which supports disabled people in Oswestry had a high-profile speaker recently.

Disability Oswestry (DO) welcomed chairman of the Community Engagement Group for the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which covers Shropshire, Ravi Bhakhri, to their May meeting.

Mr Bhakhri spoke about the enormous breadth of their work, which covers everything except the two Shropshire Hospitals.

He encouraged DO members to get involved in decision making by becoming Trust members themselves, although the distances involved were acknowledged.

He also stressed the importance of being self-reliant and reaching out to access what services are available.

DO’s next meeting on June 26 welcomes Margaret Chamberlain who will talk to the group about living with two disabilities.