Accessible Sheffield is a partnership between DisabledGo, Sheffield City Council, Disability Sheffield and the Access card working towards making Sheffield a more accessible City for disabled people.
DisabledGo is working in partnership with Sheffield City Council to provide an access guide to 1000 venues covering Sheffield. DisabledGo will be providing information on all sorts of venues such as: shops, restaurants, leisure centres, hotels, parks, places of worship, resource centres and many more. To access the guide click on DisabledGo . It is available in paper based format too. They are totally free to use and of interest to residents and visitors.
The Access Card is a card like no other, we translate your disability / impairment into symbols which highlight the barriers you face and the reasonable adjustments you might need.
This then informs providers quickly and discreetly about the support you need and may gain you access to things like concessionary ticket prices and complex reasonable adjustments without having to go into loads of personal detail.
Its all based on your rights under the Equality Act and providers responsibilities.*
Some organisations are now using the card to passport the need to provide evidence (*commonly where there may be an opportunity to otherwise fraudulently access reasonable adjustments by non-disabled people). Where this is the case the Access Card is an optional way to simplify your bookings with several providers.
Applying online is easy – visit this link: www.accesscard.org.uk/apply and complete the application form. You can upload all of your supporting information or send it through later.
To qualify for the free card as a Sheffield Resident enter the code DisabilitySheffield when you get toward the end of the form.
If you’d like a paper copy of the form you can download one from the same web page or call us and we’ll send one out to you.
Remember: The are only a limited number of free cards so get yours now.
Disability Sheffield will be providing expert advice and guidance on the DisabledGo project and can provide additional support and training to businesses who would like to make their service more accessible for disabled people.
Sheffield City Council
Sheffield City Council has set up the Disability Hub, part of the “Equality Network Hub” for individuals and organisations to work with the Council and partners to take action on equality and fairness issues.
CredAbility is an accreditation and quality assurance system which lets a business show they are committed to quality for disabled customers. Because it was designed and developed by disabled people it reflects what good practice should look like when providing services to a disabled customer. Who better to know the barriers faced when trying to access goods and services than those who live them on a daily basis.
Are you a Provider?
Are you looking for a way to demonstrate your pro-active commitment to your disabled customers? If so, then CredAbility could be just what you are looking for.
These are just a few of the benefits of becoming a CredAble Provider:
Full use of the CredAbility logo in marketing material
- The CredAbility Charter to display
- Featured listing on the local directory and a link on the CredAble Providers map
- Promotion of your business directly to disabled people, support planners/brokers, social services and Local Authorities
- Regular Offers and Discounts from other services
- Provider Hub Meetings and Meet the Buyer events with a chance to shape local services and develop the market
- An invitation only LinkedIn group and promotion of your business through various social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook
- A chance to be part of a growing movement which takes pride in its commitment to disabled customers (actually we think this one is the most important!)
To find out more:
- You can view the leaflet by clicking on the link to the left of this page.
www.credability.uk.com or call 0114 2536750
If you are ready to apply now then please click here to complete the online form or request a paper application by email.
The directory is free and gives you the opportunity to advertise your services directly to disabled people and carers, support brokers and social workers.
CredAble Providers will be distinguished by a tick mark symbol next to their listing.