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Our 2020 Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People

is now available on our website pages or PDF version link below:

Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People 2020

 

Please be aware the

Eastbourne Access Event

on Saturday, 6th June 2020

in The Beacon, Barclays Bank and Bankers Corner

now CANCELLED

This is to advise that the Access Event planned for June 6th in The Beacon, Barclays Bank and on Bankers Corner is cancelled.

Our working Group will reconvene with our sponsors and participants as soon as is reasonably possible.

We apologise for the inconvenience but with so many of the people we want to help and support in the high risk category we felt this was the wisest way forward.

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Thank you to everyone who came to our Purple Tuesday Event on Tuesday, 12th November 2019 in The Beacon.

Inspiring businesses to make practical changes to improve disabled customers’ experience.

You can keep up to date with Purple on their website and Face book page.

They have lots of resources for businesses in making their business accessible and improve their customer service and experience

https://purpletuesday.org.uk/

Local disability awareness training available from

Eastbourne Blind Society and East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre they provide awareness training for individuals, groups and businesses contact them for more information.

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Will you be a winner? 

 

You can now support us through

Eastbourne Local Lottery

Please buy your ticket(s) through our Good Cause Page

A weekly Saturday draw

We receive 50p for every £1 ticket bought

Eastbourne Local Lottery

please see our Can You Help Us page

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We have recently teamed up with Inclusive Eastbourne

to launch a new online hub bringing together local groups

and information 

Please take a look:

ACCESSIBLE EASTBOURNE.

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What is the Eastbourne Access Group?

The Eastbourne Access Group is a voluntary community group that was formally created in 1981, the Year of Disabled People. The group was formed to oversee the making of the Eastbourne section of a county-wide Access Guide.

Eastbourne is a fine Victorian town, built mostly on the level but with steps and stairs everywhere! Some barriers to access in the town are difficult to resolve and others physically impossible due to the construction of buildings and in others financial constraints can mean progress is slow. However, over the years more places are now becoming more accessible. Adjustments being made such as additional ramped front access, hearing loops, walk-in level access showers, accessible toilets, more Blue Badge parking spaces and dropped kerbs for easier use of mobility vehicles.

With the aid of the Eastbourne Access Guide for Disabled People and this website we aim to show you some of the accessible places to visit in the town. The group is actively promoting accessibility for all to the public and private sector alike.

The Access Group consists of a small number of members, some with a disability but all with an interest in promoting Disability Awareness. Together with representatives from Eastbourne Council we seek to represent the people who live with the daily problems disability presents and help focus the public and private sector on efforts on making things easier. 

We meet at St Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street, Eastbourne BN21 4UT every 4th Wednesday of the month, 10am -12 noon from January 2020.

The Eastbourne Access Group is an active member of the Eastbourne Disability Involvement Group (EDIG) that works in close liaison with Eastbourne Borough Council to help make Eastbourne the Premier South Coast Resort embracing Inclusion and Equality for all.

The Group is a member of RADAR, the Disability Network and 3VA and works closely with other groups and charities within the town.

The Group is always keen to welcome new volunteers and representatives from other organisations. If you would like to make a difference please get in touch. Take a look at our ‘Can you help us’ page The Access /Group will be pleased to welcome you. Your opinion is valuable.

The Group produces the Eastbourne Access Guide for Disabled People which contains guidance on places, spaces and information around Eastbourne. It also contains wheelchair route maps and useful contacts. You can find the latest edition on ACCESS GUIDE 2020 web page.

If you would like any further information on the Eastbourne Access Group

please contact the chairman on

07810 317 185

email: info@eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk

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