Jenny Willott MP supports Accessible Britain Challenge

October 31, 2014 10:08 AM


Guide DogsJenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, is supporting the Coalition Government's Accessible Britain Challenge to encourage individuals, shops, businesses and disabled organisations to work together to remove the barriers that disabled people face in our local communities.

According to people with disabilities, shopping is the most difficult experience, followed by going to the cinema, theatre and concerts. Pubs and restaurants were third on the list.

The Government has put together a guidance pack to help communities make themselves more accessible for disabled people. This can be received by emailing: fulfilling.potential@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. The Government is also introducing a new awards scheme to recognise those communities that make a real difference.

Commenting, Jenny Willott MP, said:

"I'm sure we can do more to make Cardiff a much better place for people with disabilities to live and the Challenge encourages all of us to play our part.

"Organisations and businesses across Cardiff are already making a difference and making our city more accessible, but it would be great to see more people get involved and maybe even see Cardiff win an award for making our shops, restaurants and other buildings more accessible for those with disabilities."

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