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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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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It’s volunteers week! A new project needs your help

The Eastbourne Access Group are working with Eastbourne DIG group and Possability People to do a dropped kerb survey in Eastbourne. Do the local dropped kerbs in your area give you a clear view of oncoming traffic to the right when crossing the road? Are the tactile paving slabs of the dropped kerbs in good order? Please get in touch with Katharine if you can help or want to know more 01424 234460,  07764615020 Katharine@possabilitypeople.org.uk
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2017 Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People is available

We are pleased to announce the publication of the new 2017 Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People is now available at the Tourist Information Centre from today, 13th April. We have included more information this year and the main wheelchair route maps around the town have been updated to include new dropped kerbs. We really appreciate the support from Eastbourne Borough Council Community Fund and Sovereign Harbour Rotary Club for their Tree of Light donation which has made the new edition of this publication possible. Photograph of Jack Brownell, TIC Manager receiving the Guide from...
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Our latest blog on Best of Eastbourne

Read our latest blog - Service for All https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/eastbourne/community-hub/blog Many people with disabilities find accessing services particularly retail challenging, difficult or virtually impossible. Businesses could be missing out on a sizeable number of customers with money to spend. If you can't easily get into commercial premises, find your way around once inside or be able to communicate with the service provider's representative, why would you bother to try. These are just three scenarios that confront disabled people every day so no wonder they give ...
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Latest Disability Today Article – Invisible Disabilities

Take a look at January's Invisible Disabilities article. Already had some feedback from Herald readers - "I felt really uplifted reading the article in the Eastbourne herald . I fall into nearly every category mentioned in the article. I never ask or expect a lot as people look at me and wonder what's wrong with her. But they never see me on the days I can't walk or even get downstairs. They only ever see me on the good days, even then I've got so much medication in me just to get out..."   "I found the Invisible Disability write up in the local paper extremely helpful. I have...
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MP Caroline Ansell visits Access Group

We were delighted to have Caroline Ansell MP attend our July monthly meeting to discuss accessibility issues around the town. Topics ranged from roads, footpaths, commercial premises to transport and employment. Ian Westgate, Chair of Eastbourne Access Group said ‘It was a great opportunity to highlight issues experienced daily by disabled people’.
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Changing Place in Eastbourne Arndale Centre

We are delighted that Eastbourne Arndale Centre have agreed to convert one of the wheelchair accessible toilets into a Changing Place facility that will greatly help anyone who require extra assistance. Eastbourne Access Group has been campaigning to get a Changing Place facility in the town as we are fully aware not having the facility has stopped many disabled people and their families visiting the town. We will keep you informed to when it is completed. Click here to find out more about Changing Places
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