12:32 04 June 2015
By Ed Smith
Promoting access and inclusion for all
What is the Luton Town Disabled Supporters Association? (LTDSA)
The Luton Town Disabled Supporters’ Association was formed on October 8th 2014 at an Open Forum of interested parties held at Luton Town FC. It has been formed following an extended series of discussions between the Club and volunteer supporters primarily to improve communications between the Club and Disabled Supporters, but also to assist the Club with policies, procedures and matters applying directly to all disabled supporters.
Who are we?
At the meeting on October 8th the following supporters put themselves forward and will serve on the Association:
- Richard Hill (Chairman)
- Allan Drummond (Secretary)
- Glyn Bolino
- Les Calver
- Simon Fraser
- Mike Garrand
- Samantha Taylor
The Club is also obliged to have at least one senior member of staff present at all LTDSA meetings.
What are our objectives?
You can download the LTDSA Constitution here. Primarily our objective is to ensure that the Club embraces the social model of disability and that the Club recognises the importance of seeing the person and not the ‘disability’. The LTDSA will also seek to represent all and single disabled supporters in their dealings and communications with the Club.
How do I know what the LTDSA are doing?
Minutes from future LTDSA meetings will be published on this section of the website, allowing you to monitor its progress and processes.
How do I get in touch?
Please email email@example.com for a direct response from one of the appointed officers or committee members. They will respond and, if necessary, take up any issues with the Club on your behalf.
How can I get involved?
The LTDSA will host at least one Open Meeting per season which will allow you to meet everyone face to face and to raise any issues or make any suggestions. Please keep an eye on this section of the Luton Town website for more news including details of a LTDSA membership scheme for Season 2015-16.
Level Playing Field
During the Level Playing Field's weeks of action during May 2015, Luton Town met up with lifelong Luton Fans Nicky and his dad Terry to talk about Nicky's involvement at the Club. We also met Zach, a young man with learning difficulties who helps out in the community office, as we spoke to Simon Fraser of the LTDSA to find our more about their work.
You can watch the videos below: