Latest News from Accessible Belper
Wow! They approached us !
Having heard about Accessible Belper and our award winning work the local Cooperative have generously offered to run a fundraising event on Saturday 24th August from 10am til 4pm.
So what will there be?
There will be a car boot sale, raffle, tombola and card stall. Along with visitors from our local Town Council and your chance for suggesting how to make the town even more accessible! Belper is in the final of the National High Street award and we have to demonstrate how much more we are doing since we won the award in 2014 (by the way voting doesn't close until 7th October).
It's going to be such an exciting day and it raises funds along with awareness.
Don't forget it's not just about ramps. It's about awareness which leads to different attitudes and will create understanding. How are people going to understand the difficulties with accessibility around the town if no-one ever talks about it or if they are invisible disabilities ?
Don't miss your opportunity to shop and contribute to the community we live in. Don't forget
Saturday 24th August Co-op supermarket Strutt Street, Belper 10am-4pm
Slow Shopping at Belper Food Festival on Sunday 7th July 2019
Belper Ramps It Up
Belper has taken another step forward in making itself the Most Accessible Town in Derbyshire. Accessible Belper, with funding support from The Central England Cooperative Society, have bought three ramps to be shared amongst the local independent shops. This will allow access to some premises for wheelchair users, pushchairs and other people with mobility issues.
Customers who may not be able to manage the steps into their favourite shops or eateries can now ring in advance of their visit to book the ramps. They simply have to look up the phone number of where they want to visit on the business’s own website or check out the business survey page at www.accessiblebelper.org.
On Saturday 23rd February Accessible Belper officially launched the ramps with the help of the Belper Town Council Mayor Tim Sutton. This is another major step forward in welcoming every resident and visitor to the delights of Belper Town, whatever their needs.
The ramps will be stored at The Perfect Cuppa on Strutt Street, Time and Again on King Street and Cheeky Bambini on Bridge Street.
Barriers are being broken down in every way, in the Most Accessible Town in Derbyshire.
Roll Up! Roll Up!
Barriers are being broken down in every way, in the Most Accessible Town in Derbyshire!
Welcome to the latest update on the Accessible Belper Purple Pledge.
- Our staff will attend Disability Awareness training.
- We will run a children’s drawing competition inviting them to illustrate barriers they see.
- We will work with Accessible Belper to provide ramps.
- We will ensure our signage will let customers know how to contact us if they are unable to access the premises.
- We will put up our Purple Pledge poster clearly.
- We will ask for a premises disability assessment.
- We will film upstairs to show customers without access our products.