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Shops and businesses recognised for disabled service
1:00pm Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
SHOPS and businesses across Bromsgrove have been recognised for the service they provide to disabled people.
The second Bromsgrove, No Barriers, disabled access awards have been held and 17 businesses received an award.
Organised by Bromsgrove District Council, in partnership with the Bromsgrove Disabled Access Group, the awards recognise the effort of businesses to go the extra mile providing good access and service to disabled people.
It looks to encourage all businesses and service providers to make more efforts to offer disabled people the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of life.
Among the winners were the Artrix, Barnt Green Surgery, Card Party, Coffee2, Gold N Black, Grapevine, The Great Park Pub in Rubery, and Ryman’s Stationery.
Bromsgrove-based children’s services agency, The Core Assets group, was another of the winners.
It was the second year running that the Stoke Prior firm was named one of the winners.
Core Assets run an online equality and diversity forum, 360 Diversity, for members of its parents group.
Sharron Dawes, compliance manager for Core Assets, said: “The use of the online forum, 360 diversity, means I can remain in touch with staff across the UK, to discuss issues or chat informally and anonymously about being a parent of a disabled child.”
Awards were presented to the businesses by Bromsgrove District Council’s civic head, Councillor Janice Boswell.
Councillor Boswell said: “What an amazing evening.
“It was a real honour to recognize these Bromsgrove firms which run their businesses with the needs of disabled people in mind.”
Bromsgrove Disabled Access Group is available to all types of businesses and premises to give advice and carry out audits, for a nominal charge.
For more details see bromsgrove.gov.uk or call equalities officer Fiona Scott on 01527 881719.