Hackney launches campaign to highlight needs of disabled residents

The campaign will highlight the needs of disabled people Pic: Pixabay

Hackney Council is launching a campaign  later this month, to highlight and address the needs of disabled people.

Hackney: An Accessible Place for Everyone, will include five guided visits to Stamford Hill, Abney Park, Dalston, Shoreditch and Hackney Central – areas that are experiencing rapid change and development.

During these visits, local residents, councillors and council staff will explore the areas and make suggestions on how access can be improved in the respective areas.

Rob Murthwaite, one of the disabled residents who will be leading the tours said: “As our population gets older, the numbers of people with mobility problems will increase. This is a great initiative that will help ensure that Hackney amenities and services are accessible for all residents into the future.”

More than 15 local disabled people, councillors and council staff working in departments like planning, transportation and town centre management have received training to conduct the visits. These will run from June 21 to July 17.

The council is looking for more residents who are disabled or have difficulty moving around to participate in the visits.

More information available on: hackney.gov.uk/news

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