Accessibility

We place a high priority on creating an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of their personal characteristics, can participate equally.

The role of the Inclusion and Diversity Officer

Our Inclusion and Diversity Officer is a focal point for access issues throughout the borough. Their role is to raise awareness of accessibility issues by:

  • Working with local groups including the Disability Forum for Basingstoke and District to develop new ways to improve access.
  • Supporting the Access Group (a sub-group of the Basingstoke Disability Forum) to give advice and guidance on improving access to buildings and services.

Disability Forum

The Disability Forum is an organisation of and for disabled people. It provides a forum:

  • to share concerns
  • to assess existing services
  • to plan new services
  • to ensure that disabled people have a voice in decisions that affect them.

If you have a personal interest in disability because you are disabled, you are a carer or have a professional interest, the Disability Forum would be happy to welcome you to the group.

You can contact the Disability Forum on 01256 423869 or email info@bddf.org.uk. The Disability Forum can be contacted at:

Basingstoke Voluntary Services
The Orchard
White Hart Lane
Basingstoke
RG21 4AF

Basingstoke and Deane's Access Group

Members of the Access Group have an interest in disability issues because they have a disability themselves or because they know or work with disabled people. The Access Group is always keen to welcome new members, if you are interested in joining the group contact the Inclusion and Diversity Officer by emailing community.development@basingstoke.gov.uk , phoning 01256 845325 or by writing to:

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Civic Offices
London Road
Basingstoke
RG21 4AH

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