Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP, Mark Williams, is supporting the Government’s ‘Accessible Britain Challenge’ to encourage individuals, shops, businesses and disabled organisations to work together to remove the barriers that disabled people face in our local communities.
According to many people with disabilities, shopping is the most difficult experience, followed by going to the cinema, theatre and concerts. Pubs and restaurants were third on the list.
The Government has put together a guidance pack to help communities make themselves more accessible for disabled people. This can be received by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Government is also introducing a new awards scheme to recognise those communities that make a real difference.
Commenting, Mark Williams, said:
‘Organisations and businesses across Ceredigion are already making a difference and making our amenities more accessible, but I’m sure we can do more to make Ceredigion a better place for people with disabilities to live. This Challenge encourages all of us to play our part, and it would be great to see more of our local shops, restaurants, and other services getting involved, making our buildings more accessible for those with disabilities.”