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Naidex4 30th Apr 2014 NAIDEX UPDATE!

A bionic suit, a wheelchair that can climb mountains and a sensory room that would put Disney to shame.... Science fiction? No. Science Fact!These were just a few of the sensational innovations the Accessible Derbyshire team discovered at Naidex yesterday. Gillian and Jane, together with cameraman Steven Bullock spent the day meeting exhibitors, filming some of...

naidex logo 29th Apr 2014 @ 00:08 Accessible Derbyshire goes to NAIDEX!

Today, Accessible Derbyshire is heading south to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham! Naidex National is the the largest UK exhibition and conference of its kind, showcasing a comprehensive range of products and services that enable people to live more independently. With our vision being to make Derbyshire and the Peak District the most accessible...

placeholder 25th Apr 2014 Accessible Derbyshire 15 Parks Challenge.

One of our aims at Accessible Derbyshire is to make the Peak District the most accessible National Park in the country. Not only that, but we want to inspire and support the other National Parks in the country to follow suit. With this in mind, Gillian and Jane are to embark on the ’15 Parks Challenge’ to raise both awareness and funds for the charity. The...

Accessible Derbyshire (Fundraise 4 Us)2 25th Apr 2014 Local College and Uni sign up to ‘Fundraise 4 Us’!

Following Gillian and Jane’s appearance on radio Derby’s Sally Pepper show, Derby College got in touch with Accessible Derbyshire and signed up to our ‘Fundraise 4 us’ campaign. Students on the Citizenship programme at the college are set to support the charity by holding events to raise funds for the charity which is fantastic news! Not only does this...

placeholder 23rd Apr 2014 Accessible Derbyshire is making the news – literally!

This week Accessible Derbyshire was successful in securing a regular column in two local publications!  Over the coming months the Derbyshire Times newspaper and Reflections magazine will be carrying articles by Accessible Derbyshire featuring accessible attractions, activities, days out, hotels and holiday properties in Derbyshire and the Peak District. With...

Chesterfield Borough Council 18th Apr 2014 Community Chest!

No, we’ve not been playing Monopoly! Accessible Derbyshire has applied to Chesterfield Borough Council’s Community Assembly Community Chest fund.  The £5,000 funding application for a new information point in the Market Hall in Chesterfield comprising of a t.v. screen and touch-screen computer was submitted last week. If successful, it will enable people to...

credit bleak-house-media-crich-2 18th Apr 2014 Changing Places with Crich?

Last week, Gillian and Jane met with representative of the tramway museum in Crich to discuss the possibility of there being a new Changing Places toilet at this popular local attraction. With its largely level site and wonderful wheelchair-accessible tram as well as many other accessible amenities, Crich would certainly be a great place to site a Changing Places...

Accessible Derbyshire Sign 17th Apr 2014 Accessible D advertises in a ‘roundabout’ way…!

One of the busiest roundabouts in Chesterfield has become home to some new Accessible Derbyshire signage. The 4 signs on the Horns Bridge island near to Frankie and Bennies welcome people to ‘Accessible Derbyshire and Peak District’ and were kindly donated by Chatsworth Signs, with the advertising space being donated by Chesterfield Borough Council. Our...

Changing Places 1 8th Apr 2014 Changing Places at the Bakewell Show!

Accessible Derbyshire and Bakewell Show are proud to announce that Derbyshire County Council’s mobile Changing Places unit will be at this year’s show on Wednesday, 6th and Thursday, 7th August. Changing Places are special toilet facilities for those whose needs are not met by standard accessible toilets: perhaps because they are unable to weight-bear and...

Accessible Derbyshire (Fundraise 4 Us)2 8th Apr 2014 Accessible Derbyshire: Fundraise 4 Us!

It takes just 4 pieces of equipment to make a holiday property super-accessible and last week Accessible Derbyshire launched its ‘Fundraise 4 us’ campaign encouraging people to raise money to make this happen. This specialist kit comprises an electric profiling bed, a mobile hoist, an electric recliner chair and a portable shower chair. Each kit costs...

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