Our Open Day at The Hut in The Beacon

EASTBOURNE ACCESS GROUP OPEN DAY WEDS 30 JUNE 2021, 10.00AM-4PM AT THE HUT, THE BEACON CENTRE, EASTBOURNE, BN21 3NW COME AND JOIN US! LAUNCH OF ACCESS GROUP DISABILITY CHARTER EASTBOURNE GUIDE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE 2021 FIND OUT ABOUT EASTBOURNE ACCESS GROUP AND ACCESSIBLE PLACES TO VISIT, EAT OUT AND STAY IN EASTBOURNE www.eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk admin@eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk Tel/text: 07810 317185
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‘Access barriers and solutions in Eastbourne’ event 28 July 2021

Eastbourne Access Group and Eastbourne Blind Society invite you to attend an event ‘Access barriers and solutions in Eastbourne’ Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Road, Eastbourne on Wednesday 28thJuly 2021 10am-4pm for those who can and wish to attend in person and the event will also be streamed live to enable wider participation. Guest speakers representing retail and hospitality providers (including online services) will be in attendance with the aim of identifying and addressing some of the main barriers that are experienced by disabled people when using Eastbourne’s facilities and those e...
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Festival of Accessible Sport

We have some very big news! This summer, Defiant Sports and Eastbourne Access Group will be hosting Eastbourne's first ever Festival of Accessible Sport! This will take place on a weekend in the summer (date tbc), and will celebrate all things accessible/inclusive sport related.   If you are an accessible sporting organisation/group, and are interested in getting involved, please get in touch at admin@eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk.
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Silenced: The Hidden History of Disabled Britain on Tuesday, 19 January BBC2

Silenced: The Hidden History of Disabled Britain is on BBC2, Tuesday 19th January at 9pm. In this shocking and moving film, writer, actor, and presenter Cerrie Burnell uncovers the hidden story of how disabled people fought back - and won their freedom. https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2021/03/silenced-the-hidden-history-of-disabled-britain?fbclid=IwAR1-7MWaoxcaF97NZKl_pMrMXU4WH-9aeefgtn-kNFGUchMYy-t_VJsF7KA
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Monthly Access Group meetings

Our next monthly meeting to be held on Wednesday, 27 January 2021 at 10.30am-12.30 pm is via Zoom. The meeting will start with GUEST SPEAKER: Kaveri Sharma, Equality and Inclusion Manager, Adult Social Care and Health, East Sussex County Council. Guest Speaker for our Wednesday, 24th February meeting will be: Inspector Rachel Barrow, Neighbourhood Policing Team, Sussex Police. For more information about joining the meetings or finding out more about the Access Group please email: admin@eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk
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Social Model of Disability – Approach to removing barriers

We are looking forward to our 25th November meeting 10.30 to 11.45am with a Zoom presentation: Social Model of Disability - Approach to removing barriers. For disabled young people and adults living with any physical, sensory, mental health, cognitive or learning impairment, as well as their families and supporters.  Please come along and share your experiences of the many barriers we all face as disabled people in our daily lives and in accessing our local community AIM- to work together after the session to co-design information and an approach to challenging barriers to access i...
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Our AGM and 28th October Access Group meeting

Due to Covid-19 our next monthly meeting will be via Zoom on Wednesday, 28th October 10.30am-12.30 pm. It is our AGM with GUEST SPEAKER: Devan Briggs on the Eastbourne Borough Council's Business Disability awareness scheme Advance details of our 25th November 2020 meeting, 10.30am-11.45am on Zoom. We invite you to attend a presentation on: SOCIAL MODEL OF DISABILITY- APPROACH TO REMOVING BARRIERS For disabled young people and adults living with any physical, sensory, mental health, cognitive or learning impairment, as well as their families and supporters.  Please come alo...
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Beat the Street – Explore Eastbourne

We are so excited, our Access Group has been chosen to be Beat the Street - Eastbourne's nominated charity/community group this year! It starts 16th September until 4th November 2020. When individuals and groups sign up they can opt to play for the Eastbourne Access Group and help us achieve our goal of 1000 points. Many of the Beat boxes are on accessible pavements around the town particularly in the Harbour area and seafront. Why not get out and about and perhaps explore more of Eastbourne. Have fun! Please keep safe - remember to social distance at the beat boxes. Full det...
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Resuming our monthly meetings via Zoom from 24 June 2020

We have been discussing how we can reconvene meetings of the Access Group.  The need to socially distance, the lack of access to public transport at peak times and to ensure access for people with hearing impairment in the church hall (if tables are separated for distancing) seem to make this too difficult for us to resume meetings at the church hall for the remainder of this year.  We propose that we start to resume some meetings via Zoom for the time being.  Please keep all the remaining dates in your diary for now (already confirmed for 2020). I will confirm updates for the meetin...
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Eastbourne Access Event Saturday, 6th June

We will be holding our Eastbourne Access Event on Saturday, 6th June in The Beacon, in Barclays Bank Terminus Road Branch and having a Stagecoach Bus on Bankers Corner. There will be five Zones within The Beacon - Advice and Information, Getting Around and Transport, Arts and Theatre, Activities and Sports, Children's Area. Barclays Bank will showcase services for disabled people with more stands in their banking hall. Stagecoach bus will be on Bankers Corner for you to try out. The Working Group are meeting again on 17th March to progress their plans. Watch out for more information...
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