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07/16/2019

Inclusive Environments Specialist

The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) is looking for an an experienced access professional to help deliver inclusive environments. Hours: Part time – 21 hours/week (Flexible working) Salary: £29,826 (pro-rata equivalent) Contract: Permanent Closing date: Wednesday 31st July 2019 Inclusive Environments Specialist information  

07/11/2019

Access Consultant vacancy

Opportunity for an Access Consultant to join the Arup team in either Manchester, Bristol or Glasgow. The role will include both delivery of projects (including office-based review/report work and client-facing duties), as well as work winning activities to sustain and expand the workload of the team. Closing date: 09.08.2019 Access Consultant information  

07/08/2019

£20 million fund marks one year on from the Inclusive Transport Strategy

Disabled rail passengers across the UK are set to benefit from a raft of accessibility improvements with the opening of a £20 million government fund today (8 July 2019). It marks a year since the launch of the Inclusive Transport Strategy, the government’s flagship accessibility programme. Key commitments delivered in the last 12 months include Read this story

07/07/2019

Doug Paulley told ‘risk assessment needed’ for bus access

The BBC reports that a wheelchair user claims he was refused access on a bus because the driver told him an individual risk assessment had to be done before he could travel. Disability campaigner Doug Paulley said he was left in tears by the driver who was “aggressive and confrontational”. Mr Paulley, who won a legal Read this story

07/03/2019

UK to become the most accessible destination for disabled visitors

The Prime Minister has announced the UK’s first ever tourism sector deal today, reaffirming the UK’s global role as a key player in the industry. Part of the deal outlines the government’s ambitions for the UK to become the most accessible destination for disabled visitors, through improvement of disabled facilities and access to destinations across Read this story

06/27/2019

Guidance for housing for older and disabled people

Guides councils in preparing planning policies on housing for older and disabled people from Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government The need to provide housing for older people is critical. People are living longer lives and the proportion of older people in the population is increasing. In mid-2016 there were 1.6 million people aged 85 Read this story

06/10/2019

Changing Places toilets consultation

This Government consultation seeks views on how we can increase provision of Changing Places toilets in specific new, large buildings commonly used by the public, as well as those undergoing building works. Their proposed approach is to introduce a mandatory requirement for Changing Places toilets consultation in Building Regulations. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 21 Read this story