Help! Disability Access Forum needs volunteers
Thursday, 20 September 2018
Do you have a little spare time and energy?
Can you help Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum? Would you like to assist us in improving access for disabled people in the Hebden Bridge area? Membership of HBDAF is for disabled people only. That means that quite a lot of us have long-term health issues which limit our energy and activity. So sometimes putting all our brilliant ideas into practice can be a bit tricky!
We’d like one or two volunteers, 18+ years, non-disabled or disabled, to help us out occasionally, maybe delivering leaflets and maps, maybe assisting with measuring physical access details, taking photos, maybe a bit of clerical work. All sorts of possibilities.
If you would like to make a positive contribution to your community and do some interesting occasional work, please contact Judy on 01422 647053, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step free access to Hebden Bridge - update
Since the July launch of Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum (HBDAF) step-free access map and guide to Hebden Bridge, Chapter 17 Bar & Restaurant on Market Street has made improvements to its doorway and threshold, so it is now much more accessible to wheelchair users, pushchairs and people with walking difficulties. Chapter 17 will be included in our updated step-free Access Guide as soon as it is re-issued. HBDAF plans to revise and re-issue the map annually in March, and the back-page guide in March and October.
HBDAF is grateful to Chapter 17 for their co-operation and positive action to make their premises accessible to disabled customers. Expect more customers!
In common with many other shops and cafes in town, Chapter 17 does not have a fully accessible toilet. Any disabled people with a RADAR key can use the accessible public toilet on New Road, next to Hope Baptist Church, which is open to key holders all the time including late evening. There is also an accessible toilet, RADAR key needed, in Salem Community Centre, Salem Street, near the Co-op, which is available to the public when the building is open, usually 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri.