Hartlepool Council have partnered with AccessAble to create Access Guides for over 200 venues across the town.
The Guides are 100% facts, figures and photographs and give you loads of useful information to work out if somewhere is going to be accessible to you. They cover everything from parking to hearing loops, walking distances and accessible toilets.
We know everyone’s accessibility needs are different, which is why having detailed, accurate information is so important. It’s why all of the details you’ll find in this guide have been checked in person, by trained surveyors.
The Access Guide is free for anyone to use, available at www.AccessAble.co.uk and on the AccessAble App.
Launching the Access Guide, David Livermore, Director of Business Development at AccessAble said:
“We are incredibly excited to deliver an Access Guide to Hartlepool. It is clear that the Council takes accessibility seriously and are a leader in the region for providing such information. Our aim is that we can encourage more Councils to adopt a similar approach that will enable disabled people to have greater choice and independence in exploring their local area. Our focus has always been that ‘AccessAble is your accessibility guide’ and we have been lucky to work with some fantastic local groups and individuals throughout this project and is a core part of our programme going forwards.”
Commenting on the new resource, Cllr Stephen Thomas, Chair of Adult & Community Based Services Committee at Hartlepool Borough Council said:
“I am really pleased that Hartlepool Borough Council is working with AccessAble in developing this valuable resource. As Chair of Adult and Community Based Services I believe passionately that all residents should be able to access our local services and facilities.
The information provided in the AccessAble profiles will give people a real insight into the accessibility of different venues. This will hopefully encourage organisations to think seriously about how they can become more open and accessible to all residents and ultimately play an important part in reducing social isolation in our town.”
Commenting on the partnership with AccessAble, Cllr Kevin Cranney, Chair of Regeneration Services at Hartlepool Borough Council said:
“I welcome the partnership we have established with AccessAble, it will not only boost tourism for Hartlepool but will enable residents with mobility problems to plan events, day trips and holidays throughout the UK with the certainty of knowing that places they choose will be access friendly.”
To take a look at Hartlepool’s new Access Guide simply go to - https://www.accessable.co.uk/organisations/hartlepool-borough-council
The information to Hartlepool joins over 125,000 places already covered across the UK, making www.AccessAble.co.uk a great tool for planning a day out or trip away.
For more information about the project, please contact Katie Dyton, Partnerships Manager at AccessAble on 01438 842710 or email katie.dyton@AccessAble.co.uk.