Latest Disability Today article in The Herald – Being disabled

Please have a read of the latest Disability Today article that appearred in Friday's Herald - Being disabled. If you have a story to tell please let us know. How do you cope with your disability? What local services do you use? What are the access issues for you living in or visiting Eastbourne? We will even help to write the article with you - look forward to hearing from you.
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Latest Disability Today article – Overhanging Vegetation

Our latest Disability Today article appearing in The Herald last Friday was about the topic of overhanging vegetation. We hope it highlights an awareness of the responsiblity of checking your trees, hedges and plants do not overhang the public paths and roads.  The can be obstacles for parents pushing children in buggies, wheelchair and scooter users who can not always get off a pathway to avoid them if there are no dropped kerbs. What is you experience? Let us know. Click onto this link to read the full article.
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NEW Changing Place on Middle Prom by Bandstand is open!

We are delighted to report the new changing place toilet facility on Eastbourne Seafront is open. Located on the Middle Prom by the bandstand. This is going to make a difference to so many people residents and visitors alike. See the link below how you can apply for a key and the requirements they need. What is a changing places toilet? Changing places toilet is somewhere private and clean with the correct equipment for disabled adults and children to use when out and about. How do they differ from a disabled toilet? Unlike standard disabled toilets, the Changing P...
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Toilets and Changing Places on Victoria Derbyshire Programme Yesterday

Great awareness of the need of accessible toilets that are needed for all. Examples given - non-working toilets on trains, more changing places so people of all ages do not have to be changed on toilet floors, accessible toilets in night clubs. Accessible toilets should not be used as a storage facility they should be kept clean and in working order. What is your experience? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05bxhxb  
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East Sussex Better Together want to know your views on health and social care services

East Sussex Better Together East Sussex Better Together (ESBT) is our 150-week program to transform health and social care services. It’s about making sure we use our combined £935million annual budget to achieve the best possible services for local people. The program started in August 2014 and is led by the three local NHS clinical commissioning groups and East Sussex County Council. The shared ambition is to develop a fully integrated health and social care system in East Sussex by 2018, ensuring every patient or service user enjoys proactive, joined up care that supports them to live as ...
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Latest Disability Today Article – Changing Places and Toilets

We are delighted to have the new Changing Place on Eastbourne Seafront just seemed appropriate to write about this and The Eastbourne Community Toilet Scheme for Disability Today. Toilets are a subject often people do not want to talk about but we all need them! If you know a local business that would be happy for non-paying customers to use their toilet facilities please let us know. The Eastbourne Community Toilet Scheme which was started by Inclusive Eastbourne (previously known as Eastbourne Deisgned for All) is not just for wheelchair accessible toilets but general toilets for Ladies/G...
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New Changing Places on Eastbourne Seafront

We are delighted to hear from Eastbourne Council they are putting in a new Changing Places toilet facility on the middle prom by the Bandstand. They are hoping it will be completed for the Airbourne event in mid August. Changing Places differ from other accessible toilets in that they provide - space for a disabled person and one or two carers, an adult size height adjustable changing bench and a hoist facility. It will be similar design to the one in The Arndale Centre. Having two Changing Places in the town will make a real difference to severe disabled people of all ages. They will be...
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Our Eastbourne Accessible hotels and disabled facilities list has been updated

If you need a hotel that offers accessibility and other disabled facilities take a look at our updated list. There are hotels offering: wheelchair access via ramps / platform lift wet rooms - level access shower accessible rooms with showers Defguard - vibrating fire alarm pillow Hearing loop at reception Cater for special diets Public wheelchair accessible toilet   Many of the hotels are open to non-residents for coffee/lunches/teas/dinners and events. With these hotels giving good access this gives visitors and residents alike greater choice where to go. ...
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