People with support needs in North Lanarkshire can now get easier access to more places thanks to a new website for local venues.
DisabledGo provides access information for a range of buildings, highlighting potential issues for disabled visitors.
The site gives vital access information so people with mobility issues, disabilities and impairments can fully enjoy local places including shops, pubs, restaurants, council buildings, cinemas, leisure centres, theatres, railway stations and hotels.
Bobby Miller, Head of Community Care with the council said: “We are delighted to have our local venues listed on this fantastic online resource.
“The council is committed to ensuring places are genuinely welcoming for everyone. We have worked in partnership with DisabledGo and local people to survey venues across so we can maximise independence and choice for people with disabilities. North Lanarkshire has a diverse range of attractions, heritage and culture and we want these places to be accessible to all. The site also includes details if staff at the venues, have undertaken disability awareness training.
We hope this guide helps visitors to access the places they want to visit, where they stay and the services they are seeking.”
The site was developed by disabled people for disabled people and is supported by North Lanarkshire Council.
Barry Stevenson, Chairman of DisabledGo added: “We are proud to have worked with the council to produce a detailed pan-disability access guide to over a 1000 different places. The venues had been requested by local disability groups and assessed by our surveyors.
“This level of information can be a life changer for people with access needs in North Lanarkshire and visitors to the area. We are delighted the council has had the foresight to commission a service that will provide independence and choice to disabled people, their families, friends, and carers.
“We look forward to seeing how theses guides enable people to access their community and make the most of what the local area has to offer.’
Have a look at www.disabledgo.com and find out the most accessible venues in your area.