Could you be more Disability confident?

Following on from our event in The Arndale Centre for Purple Tuesday ... Could you be more Disability confident? There are more than 12 million disabled people in the UK who have a combined spending power of £249 billion. This is often referred to as the ‘purple pound’. There are over 7m working-age people in the UK who have a disability or health condition, representing a vast and varied pool of talent that retailers could tap into.   British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) promote the ‘Disability Confidence’ scheme that can benefit any retail business.  The retail s...
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Message for local businesses … on Purple Tuesday

A message for local Eastbourne businesses on Purple Tuesday Would you consider joining Eastbourne’s Community Toilet Scheme? Are you aware that thousands of Eastbourne residents might cancel a planned trip out to the shops due to worries about not finding a toilet available when they need it? Do you realise that a suitable available toilet enhances the image of your business and may enhance sales? We are campaigning to invite more businesses to allow the public to use their customer toilets, even if at that time they are not customers. Inclusive Eastbourne are working in partne...
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Inclusive Eastbourne will be joining us in The Arndale

Inclusive Eastbourne are getting excited about Purple Tuesday on 13th November. They will be joining us and Shopmobility on a stand in The Arndale to promote and celebrate the day - UK's first accessible shopping day. They will be promoting Inclusive Eastbourne’s campaign for more Community Toilets: local surveys found that a main concern for all disabled people is the availability of a suitable toilet.  Worries about not finding a loo can itself deter people from coming out to shop.  We found that the way in which a business arranges and cares for their customer toilets reflects the ethos ...
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Purple Tuesday, 13 November 2018

  The Access Group and Shopmobility will be supporting Purple Tuesday on 13th November with a stand in the Arndale Centre, thanks to the invitation from Bill Plumridge, The Centre Manager. Some of the major stores are taking part Marks and Spencer, Sainburys, Argos and ASDA. Nearly one in every five people in the UK has a disability or impairment, and over half of households have a connection to someone with a disability. Their collective spending power – the Purple Pound – is worth £249 billion to the UK economy and Purple Tuesday is to make customer-facing businesses more aware of...
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Disability Today – My life long love affair with train travel

September's Disability Today - My life long love affair with train travel has been written by Liz Trethewey, a new member to the Access Group. My Life Long Love Affair With Train Travel As a wheelchair user from 5 years old, I am a life time rail traveler.  Long before modern trains all wheelchair users, including disabled children were forced to travel in the guard’s van, along with bikes, piles of goods and often drunk people thrown off the main part of the train! When I started working and commuting I travelled daily to London with my briefcase and learned to smile at the astonishment...
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Mayor’s Charity Event 6 October

Following on from previous events the Mayor's next 'Inspirational Woman' cream tea is on Saturday 6th October, 2.30 to 4.30pm at The JPK Palm Court Tea Rooms, Church Street, Old Town, Eastbourne. £10 per ticket please book your place. Dr Clair Pollard will be giving a talk about her life and work.
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Virtual tour of the Wish Tower is available

Don't miss out on the Heritage Open Days ... The Wish Tower, one of the only two remaining public owned Martello Towers will be opened again next weekend. Did you know they have a virtual tour of the Wish Tower to aid visitors who want to learn more about the history of the Tower. So if you cannot visit because the site is not accessible to you take a look at their website, find the virtual tour under 'Read More'. Bring history to you ... http://www.wishtower.org.uk/ To find out more about Heritage Open Days https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/
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Do you care for someone with dementia/Alzheimer’s who are currently in residential care?

Do you care for someone with dementia/Alzheimer's who are currently in residential care? Please see below an opportunity for you to provide feedback on your loved one’s care to the Care Quality Commission who are the independent regulator for Health and Social Care Services. Remploy who are acting on behalf of the CQC are looking to meet with carers of people with dementia/Alzheimer’s who are currently in residential care. The CQC are specifically interested in hearing about people's experiences of Oral Hygiene and how this is managed within a residential care setting and we would lov...
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