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We are very proud to announce at the end of our 40th year in 2021 that our fantastic former chair Ian Westgate received his very well deserved MBE for services to local disabled people at Windsor Castle from the Princess Royal on 23 November.  Please see the article below with a photo of Ian and his wife Clare who is also a long serving and brilliant volunteer with the access group.

https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/people/eastbourne-man-receives-mbe-its-an-honour-beyond-compare-3480240

WE WISH ALL OUR MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2022!

Zoom Meetings- Discussing issues that are important to disabled people.

ALL ARE WELCOME at our meetings and events.  Our next meeting is on Weds 26 January 2022, 10.30am-12.30pm on zoom. To join us use the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89832000600?pwd=TUdydzU2eFlSM0NCQnZoQ3c5Sk1rZz09

On 26 January 2022 we will be discussing the local Dementia Charter with a presentation from the Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance.  Our own charter launched in 2021 guides the work of the access group, see our charter below.

OUR DISABILITY CHARTER

 

CHALLENGING BARRIERS TO ACCESSIBILITY

  

INTRODUCING THE

Eastbourne Access Group Charter

 

WE WILL –

Promote awareness that disabled people are equal citizens. Take positive action to end all forms of prejudice against disabled people. Ensure that people feel safe and comfortable in our places and spaces. Work with others to create an inclusive and accessible environment.

Campaign and influence decision makers within the Borough of Eastbourne and surrounding areas to make places, buildings, spaces, and information, including websites, fully accessible to disabled people living with any impairment.

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Promote and establish the principle that the inclusion takes place of disabled people in a timely manner throughout planning processes, consultations, and implementation of projects.  This includes for example the full involvement of disabled people in access audits of buildings and services and in the decision-making processes following audits. Disabled people living with the full range of impairments should be included and consulted. Inclusion should be based on the principle of

 

‘NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US!’

 

Campaign for local commercial businesses and premises, organizations, and public services (including all transport services) to be made completely accessible to disabled people living with the full range of physical, sensory, learning, cognitive and mental health impairments.

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Work in partnership and campaign with other national and local disability groups. This includes working proactively with non-impairment-based organizations who share our equality and inclusion principles.

 

PURPLE TUESDAY 2021

OVER 60 BUSINESSES SUPPORTED PURPLE EASTBOURNE!

See the Purple Eastbourne event on you tube, courtesy of Best of Eastbourne:

Eastbourne Access Group | Purple Tuesday 2nd November – YouTube

EASTBOURNE GUIDE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE (2021)

Now available on our website pages

and PDF version link below

2021 April Eastbourne Guide for Disabled People

 

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EASTBOURNE LOCAL LOTTERY – WILL YOU BE A WINNER? 

You can support the Access Group 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

Please also see our Can You Help Us page

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP – https://www.eastbournelocallottery.co.uk/

 

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Thank you Beat the Street Eastbourne 2020

for our £500 donation

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