As you will be aware Belper won the first national award for The Great British High Street of the Year for a market town in 2014. This award inspired the forming of Accessible Belper which is a group that has accessibility for all as its prime motivation. Accessible Belper would like to encourage businesses and individuals to make Belper an ‘Understanding Town’ for everyone’s varying needs.
This may be physical needs of accessibility for a wheelchair or wheeled walker, to being understanding to someone with autism or dementia for example or the simple practicality of having a suitable chair available in your business for someone to sit on whilst they sort out their money or gather themselves.
This is a fantastic group with a mission that should not only make Belper more accessible and friendly for all, but we will really be carrying the flag for inclusion. Part of our brief is to offer businesses and individual’s training and we are delighted to offer an initial training session that is free of charge and is detailed below:
Awareness & Dementia Friends Training
Join us on Tuesday 8 March at 5.45pm-8pm at Strutt’s Centre where we will learn about the right language to use, tips to make your business more welcoming to everyone, and become a Dementia Friend.
See the flyer and event by following the link.