You are welcome to come along to a meeting, particularly if you have an interest in disability; either due to having a disability, caring for someone with a disability or through the nature of your job role.
The main aims of the Network are to raise awareness of disability and to act as a contact point for staff with a disability, providing a safe space and informal peer support and information. The Network meets quarterly and from time to time arranges events to raise awareness of disability.
A competition was run amongst the staff in HSC Regional Organisations to suggest names for the staff disability forum. Of the many suggestions, the working group felt that Tapestry was a fitting reflection of what the Network represents: the intricate and complex interactions of people.
The Tapestry Disability Staff Network is open to anyone who works in the regional HSC organisations who has an interest in disability.

Staff Experiences - Share Your Story

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My Story - Gerard

My Story - Gerard

My name is Gerard McWilliams and I have a learning disability. I have worked as a Personal and Publ[...]
My Story - Janet

My Story - Janet

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We are delighted to welcome Karen Hunter as the new Chair of the Tapestry Network.  Karen brings a wealth of experience in leadership and positive action to the role of Chair of the Tapestry Network and we look forward to working with Karen to deliver positive outcomes for people with disabilities throughout our member organisations.

Bowel Conditions Awareness Day

 An Awareness Day on Bowel Conditions took place on 08 March 2023.   Noelle Power, RD, Acute Team Lead, Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian, from The Ulster Hospital, spoke about 'Bowel Conditions'.

Disability Awarenss Day - Autism NI 21 February 2023

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