Disabled Go Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest Council are working with DisabledGo to provide detailed accessibility information for popular venues and attractions in the borough, with the aim of maximising independence and choice for disabled people, and improving accessibility for all in their local areas.
Who are DisabledGo?
- DisabledGo was founded and is owned by Dr. Gregory Burke, a wheelchair user, who created the organisation as direct result of not being able to find the information he needed. DisabledGo is a social enterprise and any profit made is reinvested into improving the services offered.
- DisabledGo is the only national provider of personally assessed access information. DisabledGo’s website and surveying tool directly reflect the feedback shared with DisabledGo by disabled people over the past 15 years. DisabledGo has repeatedly been declared a unique service by its public sector clients, including 95 local authorities.
Why is Waltham Forest Council working with DisabledGo?
- The Equality Act 2010 put in place the Public Sector Equality Duty, which requires Waltham Forest Council to design and deliver services with resident's needs in mind, ensuring those from protected groups have an equal opportunity to use and access public services.
- The DisabledGo resource helps us to meet this requirement by providing up-to-date information for over 1,000 venues and locations across the borough. DisabledGo maintain a website resource www.disabledgo.com/organisations/waltham-forest on which simple access reviews and detailed access guides are hosted, with information about how accessible various venues, facilities or sites in the borough are for disabled residents, for those with mobility impairments and others with accessibility limitations. They also engage and consult with carers, older people and disabled people living and visiting the borough.
- Our contract with DisabledGo runs for three years, starting in June 2015, with over 1,000 reviews updated annually and around 100 additional venues reviewed every year.