Guernsey States tests accessibility of buildings

The accessibility of buildings in Guernsey will be scrutinised as part of a new service for disabled people.

The States and DisabledGo are working together to make the details of 500 island buildings available online.

Deputy Hunter Adam, Social Policy Group chairman, said the scheme would run for five years.

He said: "This will be a helpful additional resource for people to access community activities that so many of us take for granted."

Deputy Adam said: "I hope this will provide relevant up-to-date information to help people access venues whether they are locals or visitors."

As part of the scheme DisabledGo said it would recruit disabled people and carers on a temporary basis to undertake the survey work.

Two meetings are being held about the scheme, both on Wednesday 5 October, the first from 14:30-16:30 BST at the Professor Shaw Community Centre in St Martin and the other from 18:00-20:00 at the Emma Ferbrache Room in the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

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