Accessibility Awareness Training for Longshaw

7th Jan 2016

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Accessibility Awareness Training for Longshaw

Staff from the National Trust's Longshaw Estate took part in a full day's Accessibility Awareness training delivered by The Accessible Training Company at the Mooreland Discovery Centre today.

The workshop is designed to provide people with a greater understanding of the accessible tourism market and the barriers experienced by disabled people and includes the opportunity for people to experience some of those barriers for themselves. Following on from this delegates learn practical tips as to how these may be overcome and develop an action-plan for addressing some of the barriers at their own venue.

The overall aim of the training is to improve the skills, knowledge and confidence of staff in providing a warm welcome for all visitors including people with access needs, their families, friends and carers.

Directors of The Accessible Training Company Gillian and Jane said that:

"We were delighted to have the opportunity to work with the staff at Longshaw. They are so very keen to get things right and it is one of our favourite places to visit for a day in Derbyshire's 'great outdoors."

With recent improvements to the parking at Longshaw being the first in a series of steps to improve access why not don your waterproofs and enjoy the beauty of this fabulous landscape for yourself? With an on-site cafe, incredible scenery and friendly, knowledgeable staff  you'll be glad you did!

About The Accessible Training Company:

The Accessible Training Company was set up in October 2014 by Accessible Derbyshire Founders Gillian Scotford and Jane Carver. It provides training in all aspects of accessibility and disability awareness as well as an Access Auditing service. Programmes currently provided include:

Accessibility/ Disability Awareness training
Accessible Tourism training
Accessibility Champion training
Changing Places Awareness training
Passenger Assistant Training
Providing self-catering accommodation for people with Access Needs
Developing an Access Statement for your business

The company was part of the Access Unlimited consortium of companies which designed and delivered VisitEngland's 'Access For All' training which was delivered to 56 business across the country last year.

Gillian and Jane have 6 children between them, three of whom are disabled. This, coupled with their professional backgrounds in training and development and healthcare makes them ideally placed to provide programmes which are both excellently designed and passionately delivered.

With accessible tourism worth an estimated £12.1 billion pounds in this country and being a market growing at around 11 per cent per annum an investment in training can pay huge dividends both in terms of customer satisfaction and improvements to your 'bottom line'.

For more information about how The Accessible Training Company can help your business please contact Jane and Gillian





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