The Next 40 Years – Our Charter for Freedom!

Uncategorised on 1 Jun , 2021

Eastbourne Access Group are thrilled to announce the publication of their new Disability Charter, publically acknowledging that every disabled person has the right to full participation, in every part of life, as a Citizen. Those inalienable rights, laid out in the Social Model of Disability, are still ones however, that have to be fought for. For the past 40 years our group has worked, written and campaigned, along with others, to realise the dream of full accessibility in our town centre. To celebrate our anniversary, and all the amazing work that members new and old have done to further that vision, we have drafted our Disability Charter, setting out the aims we have for the next part of the journey. There are many voices calling for the same freedom. We treasure those voices. But this year we are stating our aims in one, firm, clear document. Our Disability Charter is just that. Our Charter to proclaim ‘ Disability is not the problem. Accessibility is! We would love to hear your thoughts and we look forward to speaking to you about it as we formally launch the Charter at our Open Day at the Hut and Main Square, The Beacon Centre on June 30th, 10-4pm. We will be joined by the amazing teams from East Sussex Hearing, Eastbourne Blind Society, Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance and Care for the Carers. Come down and join us!