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Everyday Access Solutions workshop for community spaces

“I didn’t know what to expect. Thought I would feel out of my depth, but the training was very easy to follow, clear and I felt like everyone was in the same boat. Cannot recommend it enough.” Ella Charles, General Manager Bristol Folk House

New date just announced:

Thursday 27th September 2018 at The Southville Centre – booking open!

Specifically for staff and volunteers working in community centres or similar broad-service venues, such as churches, and​ especially those that hire out their spaces to community groups or for classes and private events.

People often think that Access begins and ends with ramps for wheelchair users, but there’s so much you can do to make your spaces and services more accessible – AND it doesn’t need to cost the earth or take up all your time!

We’ll focus on a practical, basics-first approach to Everyday Access, and you can easily tailor it to your own venue or centre.

Together we will:

build confidence ✓ increase awareness ✓ improve accessibility for your visitors ✓ broaden your visitor base ✓

We’ll talk about lots of low- and no-cost everyday solutions, as well as suggestions that you can develop over time. It’s delivered in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, helping you to work towards improving the experience of all D/deaf and disabled people visiting or working in your centre.

We’ll cover:

  • The Equality Act 2010 and your responsibilities as Voluntary / Charity sector service providers, types of Discrimination, the Social Model of Disability, and Reasonable Adjustments
  • Customer service awareness sessions: assisting people who are Blind or partially sighted, living with Dementia, Deaf or hard of hearing, neurodiverse or with an Autism spectrum condition
  • Marketing and communications – simple solutions!
  • Participant-led venue accessibility assessment
  • Step-by-step guidance and detailed resources

Let’s work together to make sure Access & Inclusivity Matters in your organisation!

“I found the workshop very informative and illuminating. Running a small community centre I realise there is a lot to do to make it more inclusive and accessible. However, I feel more confident with a new level of awareness about the issues. “ Michele Tedder, Director, Tango West Redland Club

The details:

Date: Thursday 27th September 2018

Timing:   10am – 5pm approximately

Location:  The Southville Centre, Bristol

Cost:   £50 each – includes a professionally printed, detailed workbook, and an Additional Resources document emailed to you in advance of the day.  (Price is inclusive of VAT)

To book:   please contact me direct: info@accessandinclusivitymatters.com  or call 0775 155 2416.

Please note that spaces are limited and so must be booked in advance.

“Thank you for all the information from today. Left feeling we could make some really simple yet effective changes going forward. Great to assess what we already do well. The additional resources and suggestions will also be really useful in going forward with a plan or making improvements and the workbook will be a great resource to keep and use to train others.” Workshop participant, Malcolm X Community Centre

If you can’t make this date but are interested in attending a workshop please drop me an email so I can let you know about future dates.

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