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Government announces funding to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

Shared by Learning Disability Today The government has announced a £2.5 million funding package which will support people with disabilities to travel more confidently on public transport. The funding includes £1.5 million to support 13 Mobility Centres across England and £1 million for lifeline ferries and seaports serving the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly. The Accessibility Minister, Wendy Morton said the money will “help people to access services… and scale up and extend the services [the government] has been…

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Government announces £2.5 million package to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people

Shared by Learning Disability Today The government has announced a £2.5 million funding package which will support people with disabilities to travel more confidently on public transport. The funding includes £1.5 million to support 13 Mobility Centres across England and £1 million for lifeline ferries and seaports serving the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly. The Accessibility Minister, Wendy Morton said the money will “help people to access services… and scale up and extend the services [the government]…

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The campaign for more Changing Places toilets has been given a big boost with two exciting developments from the Government

This Changing Places Awareness Day 2020 we are delighted to announce that changes will be made to legislation to make Changing Places toilets mandatory in new, large public buildings in England. On top of that, more funding will be made available to install Changing Places toilets at 37 motorway services stations. What does this mean? A major change to guidance for building rules in England will require thousands of large and well equipped accessible toilet facilities to be designed and…

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