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ACCESS FOR ALL: Aldenham Parish Council pledge to make events more accessible

 Published on: 17th March 2022   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

Aldenham Parish Council (APC) have formed a new working party named Access for All (AFA) to help make a positive difference to make community events, environment and buildings more accessible.

Councillor Clare Diskin, Co-Chair of the Access for All Working Party told RadlettNews: “I am a parent of two autistic boys. I have lived in the village for 13 years and I recognise that there are a number of things that happen in our community that haven’t been done with everyone in mind.”

“Life can be very challenging for autistic people, and we know autism can be hard to understand. Bit by bit learning together as a community can only be positive.”

The Access for All party is dedicated to looking at how to improve the communities physical environment, access to events, granting disability access and practical things that can be done such as sensory rooms, disabled ramps and British sign language.

Cllr Diskin added: “The Access for All working party will look at what APC can do for modern community channels. We are embarking on an independent audit accessibility programme organised by Disability Watford so we can ensure we are doing our best to make our events, high street and recreational areas as accessible as possible.”

The launch of Access for All coincides with the release of the Government’s National Disability Strategy and the party is led by local experts who have a passion or skill in improving accessibility.

Between March 28 and April 3, 2022, AFA will be supporting their first major event, highlighting World Autism Acceptance Week (WAAW) in support of the 700,000 people in the UK diagnosed with autism, highlighting and signposting where residents can find support locally.

Cllr Diskin said: “This is about all people of all ages and we are keen to hear from anybody who has ideas. If we can make people feel less alone and make a positive change that is what is important. You are not alone.”

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