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DAVID  MORRIS 

NCIL mourns the untimely death of David Morris who died over the weekend of 17th/18th April.  Dave was a well known and powerful advocate for all disabled Londoners.  As part of his role in advising the Mayor of London he pioneered the Disability Capital events.  He was the instigator of the Liberty festival that takes place annually in Trafalgar Square as a celebration of all things disability.  Most recently he has been involved in the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games managing the strategy to involve disabled people.  But for us it will be his untiring commitment to independent living that he will be best remembered for.  In 1989 he founded Independent Living Alternatives to support disabled people employing PAs.  For Dave independent living was the inalienable right of all disabled people.  As he said, 'Disabled people should be able to think about living as anybody does'.

Sue Bott.  

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