• Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust’s Online Accessibility Checker is now live!

    Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust has its very own Accessibility Checker thanks to a partnership with DisabledGo.com. It’s totally free to use and has loads of detailed information about the accessibility of the Trust’s sites.

    Visitors, patients and staff can use this information to find out about the access to the service they are visiting so they can be confident about what they will find. You can find out where car parking spaces are located, whether there are lifts to access other floors, whether a hearing loop is fitted at reception, whether information is available in alternative formats, in-depth information about accessible toilets and much more.

    Most importantly, all the details have been checked in person, so you can be sure you’ll get all the facts.

    This resource will be a great help to disabled people, their carers, friends and family. It will equally be of help to people who would just like to know more about areas and facilities at these sites, such as parking, walking distances, main entrances and toilet facilities.

    Commenting on the new service, Anna Nelson, Executive Director at DisabledGo.com said:

    “I am thrilled to launch the first stage of our Access Guide project with Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust and to get our comprehensive information out to patients, visitors and staff.

    “It was clear from today’s launch that the Trust is committed to inclusion, improving patient experience and delivering quality care. I believe the DisabledGo initiative has a really important part to play and will only strengthen the wider programme of work already underway.

    “The guides will take the guesswork out of visiting for the first time and ensure people know in advance what they can expect. The service is for anyone who needs to know more about accessibility, but is equally helpful for people who may be feeling anxious about visiting an unfamiliar place.

    “We look forward to working with patients, carers and local disability organisations to develop the service over the coming months and with Trust colleagues to promote it.

    “The Trust is one of the first community health providers to work with DisabledGo and I hope that this trailblazing role will be recognised and emulated in the future.”

    Matthew Winn, Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust said:

    “We are delighted to be working with DisabledGo.com to ensure there is now a huge amount of readily available information about the accessibility of our health premises. The Trust delivers care across four counties to some of the most vulnerable in our communities and they will now be able to see information that will allow them to plan their visit in advance. The detail they find will hopefully make them feel more confident, especially if visiting for the first time; improving their experience of our services.”

    To find Cambridgeshire Community Services’ new Accessibility Checker simply go to –

    https://www.disabledgo.com/organisations/cambridgeshire-community-services-nhs-trust

    The information to Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust joins 125,000 places already covered across the UK, including many venues across Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas, making the website a great tool for planning a day out or trip away.

    Roisin Norris

    Hi I'm Roisin Norris, Digital Marketing Executive at DisabledGo and I will be uploading blogs and news for you all to read.

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