Letter to Wales Online on International Day of Persons with Disabilities about the Accessible Britain Challenge

December 3, 2014 11:54 AM
Originally published by Jenny Willott MP

TalkingDear Editor,

The Government has set up the "Accessible Britain Challenge", to encourage us all, whether individuals, shops, businesses or disabled organisations to work together to remove the barriers that disabled people face in our local communities.

I'm sure we can do more to make Cardiff a much better place for people with disabilities to live. There are already many organisations working to do this, but the Challenge encourages all of us to play our part. According to people with disabilities, shopping is the most difficult experience, followed by social activities like going to the cinema, theatre or concerts. Pubs and restaurants are third on the list

The Government has put together a pack to help make activities more accessible and anyone can get hold of this by emailing fulfilling.potential@dwp.gsi.gov.uk. There is also a new awards scheme for communities that make a real difference.

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 winning an award for making our shops, restaurants and other buildings more accessible for those with disabilities.

Yours sincerely,

Jenny Willott MP

Cardiff Central

Liberal Democrat

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