Peter Gordon, Chair of Trustees at QEF, has decided to step down from the role at the end of May 2021, having been a Trustee for over 8 years and Chair for nearly 4 years. After an enormously demanding period serving QEF, Peter welcomes the opportunity to rebalance his service in the voluntary sector and personal life but remains absolutely committed to QEF’s clients and the QEF cause.
QEF has joined forces with Ethos Farm, in a joint initiative to develop ASK FIRST - a unique suite of disability equality and confidence online training courses, developed specifically for the aviation industry.
QEF has developed a Disability Equality Training Course specifically aimed at the global aviation industry. This one day course is aimed at aviation staff who are required to understand disability equality to improve the passenger experience, comply with aviation regulations and provide inclusive service at every stage of the journey. Working together, QEF aims to build disability allies in aviation.
Thanks to the fantastic support we received for our emergency 'Survive and Thrive' appeal, our expert services have survived the immediate financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We needed to raise £500,000 by the end of September to ensure our services could continue to provide advice and life-changing support to disabled people; helping each person to develop key life skills, increase mobility and maximise their independence. Support from across the country has meant that we've raised a fantastic £551,077 since June!