DisabledGo has been based in Stevenage for over six years and we wanted to give disabled people, their families, carers and friends the sort of opportunities to enjoy their local area that other people have in the 85 areas we already work. In 2010 we launched an access guide which covers everything, from leisure facilities, restaurants and hotels to retail outlets and transport interchanges. We continue to keep this up to date each year for free. http://www.disabledgo.com/en/org/stevenage-1
In 2011 DisabledGo’s founder and Chief Executive, Dr Gregory Burke took time out to visit and talk to a group of students from Lonsdale School in Stevenage. Lonsdale is a purpose built school for students with physical and neurological impairments. The aim of the visit was to inspire students and to make them realise that having impairment doesn’t stop you from excelling.
Our relationship with Lonsdale School has continued to grow and in 2012 DisabledGo staff took part in an activity morning where they talked to students about what DisabledGo does and why it’s important. Students then had the opportunity to be a ‘surveyor’ for the morning and produced an access guide to their school.
The aim of the event was to give young disabled people the confidence to recognise they can go on to access higher education or contribute to their local community.
Speaking after the event Janet Bucknell who organised the event for her students at Lonsdale said;
“Rachel Felton delivered an excellent workshop about DisabledGo. We started with a presentation and discussion, and then carried out some surveys within school. It was an extremely well received activity, and we look forward to more collaboration in the future.”
If you would like more information about the DisabledGo-Stevenage guide or Lonsdale School please contact Rachel Felton, External Relations Manager, DisabledGo. T: 01438 842710 E: firstname.lastname@example.org