Summary of Grange Disability Action Group
A Campaign Group supported by Leonard Cheshire Disability
Let’s make our town safer and more accessible
for everyone with a disability.
Grange may be valued for its friendly small town atmosphere but it is a distinctly
unfriendly place for the many people with mobility problems.
The growing number of local people with disabilities includes wheelchair and mobility scooter users, people with impaired sight or hearing – and those recovering from a sporting injury, accident or serious Illness. A good many disabled people are pensioners.
There are just too many obstacles and hazards in Grange. Some parts of the town centre are virtually ‘no-go’ areas for some people. And too many shops and hotels are unable to cater for people with disabilities. So access problems affect visitors as well as residents - and are not good for business.
GDA aims to get something done. We are a local group of local people – a mixture of disabled people, carers and helpers. We aim to raise awareness of the issues and work for improvements with local councils and other agencies, traders and property owners. Our supporter, the national charity Leonard Cheshire Disability provides funding, advice and expertise.
Would you like to join us?
We welcome new members. The more we are the more we can learn from members’ experience and the more we can do.
Members can –
Help with spreading the word and writing letters.
Help with comments and suggestions.
The full group meets every three months – chance for members to keep up to date
with progress, discuss problems and help plan our action.
If you would like to join GDA or need more information please contact:
Barbara McCaffrey, Laith Croft, Windermere Road, Lindale LA11 6LD
Tel. 015395 35263 firstname.lastname@example.org