Being able to get out and about is a big part of everyday life. As a local resident it is your right to have access to range of amenities including –
- Cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants
- Public and community transport
- Leisure and community centres
- Cinema, bowling, bingo etc
- Sporting events i.e. watching a Football and Rugby Match
- Hair and beauty facilities
- Libraries, museums, theatres and halls.
- Public toilets
- Colleges and Training centres
- Parks and gardens
The Law states that a facility or service has to provide reasonable adjustments so that you can access a particular service. What is deemed a reasonable adjustment will depend on –
- your disability
- how practicable the changes are
- if the change you ask for would overcome the disadvantage you and other disabled people experience
- the size of the organisation
- how much money and resources are available
- the cost of making the changes
- If any changes have already been made.
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau has lots of information on reasonable adjustments and the type of things which organisations are expected to do.
It is against the law to refuse entry because someone has a guide dog due to their care and support needs. If you have been refused entry because you have a guide dog, then you should talk to one of our support organisations who will be able to help you with what steps you need to take. Visit our advice and support section here.
A rough guide to accessible Britain
The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is now available to view for free. It’s packed with over 200 inspiring ideas for fantastic worry free days out with reviews, hints and tips on some of the UK’s best attractions written by and for disabled people Download the rough Guide to Britain here: https://www.motability.co.uk/news/rough-guide-to-accessible-britain/
The Access Able website provides online Access Guides to venues across the UK You can find detailed information about access to all kinds of places including hotels, cinemas, hospitals, sports grounds, restaurants, council offices, parks and tourist attractions. Visit the Access Able website here: https://www.accessable.co.uk/