Community Accessibility Leadership Programme

Community Accessibility Leadership Programme

Inclusive, active leisure

Lead Organisation: Access Cornwall CIC

Investment Priority: Community and Place

Fund: CLUP

SPF awarded (£): £63,261

Location: Redruth, Camborne, Helston, and Penzance

Access Cornwall CIC is dedicated to empowering individuals living with disabilities and accessibility challenges to fully participate in and enjoy the public spaces, leisure activities, and recreational opportunities throughout Cornwall.

Their team of staff and volunteers have lived experiences of disabilities and neurodiversity.  This team carries out research and accessibility reviews on sites, venues and organisations in the tourism wellbeing and leisure sectors in Cornwall, including support for organisations such as the National Trust and Natural England.  They share this information through their website, printed guides, videos and social media to encourage and facilitate visits from people with disabilities and other accessibility needs.

The Community Accessibility Leadership Programme will focus on enhancing accessibility in the underserved communities of Redruth, Camborne, Helston, and Penzance. Access Cornwall CIC will recruit, train and support 3 Accessibility Ambassadors and 18 volunteers to establish a network of Accessibility Leaders. This network will comprise of volunteers and employed professionals, who have lived experience.

These Accessibility Leaders will be delivering 25 accessibility reviews and consultations for non-profit organisations and charities in the leisure and tourism sector to improve and transform accessibility across deprived communities in the West Cornwall area.

https://accesscornwall.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/AccessCornwall/

 

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