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Stoke Mandeville

Guttmann Road

Stoke Mandeville

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Access All Areas 2019 is more than just an event. It is an exhibition of help, advice and support for people with a learning disability and autism - their carers, support workers, family or friends.

It is free to attend thanks to the generous support of the Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissiong Group and Buckinghamshire County Council. As well as Possum, Morrisons and Waitrose.

Over 50 organisations and services will be exhibiting to show how they can help people to stay fit, healthy and independent. There will be demonstrations of cookery and sports - as well as lots of opportunities to get involved or try new new things like yoga and a smoothie making bike.

FAQs

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

Please contact James by email jtilston@buckscc.gov.uk if you have any questions before the event. On the day of the event call or text Ali on 07981 622 961


Do I need to print my ticket and bring it to the event?

No. We will have a list of everyone who has registered on Eventbrite.


Where can I find out about the programme?

We will update these pages as soon as we confirm stand and activities. If you have registered fro tickets we will update by email.

Is there parking on site?

There is limited parking on site, including disabled parking bays. There is also a drop-off point right outside the main entrance. The nearby ASDA supermarket has pay and display parking and there is some on street parking - but please be considerate of local residents.

Will refreshments be available?

There is an onsite cafe where you can purchase hot and cold drinks, snacks and light meals. We will provide an area where you can eat food you have brought from home. Free tea and coffee will be available in this area all day.

Will there be quiet times for people with autism?

As well as providing a quiet area to use anytime, we will organise quiet times at 10.30-11am and 3pm-4pm. There will be no activities, announcements or music during these times.

Can children be taken out of school to attend?

This is up to the discretion of the school. You should clarify with them should you wish to take your child out of school. All schools in the County will be notified about the event, and that the event is suitable for young people aged 14 years or over. Last year some schools arranged to bring pupils as a 'school trip'.

Can young adults with a learning disability or autism come unaccompanied?

This is at the discretion of their parents. The event is open to people from 14 years. Delegates will not be supervised by the events team and we would not be able to prevent anyone from leaving the event if they so wished. We will provide information and help people to enjoy the event,as well as call their nominated contact and stay with them until help is available if someone becomes distressed. However, we are not support workers therefore may not have the skills required should the young person require any specific assistance. We would advise being accompanied if the young adult is likely to need a lot of assistance or have special requirements.

How are you making the event accessible?

The event has been brought together by a group of organisations who work with, support and advocate for people with a learning disability or autism as well as their families and carers. These include; people with a learning disability, learning disability nurses and Talkback. The CCGs Clinical Director for Mental Health and Learning Disability, Dr Sian Roberts, chairs the group. The ways in which we have made the event accessible are:

*Accessible venue with drop off point and disabled parking

*Disabled toilets with washing facilities and room for two carers

*Quiet times built in to the schedule

*Exhibition stands enclosed in a shell scheme to reduce noise and distractions

*Exhibitors requested to demonstrate how they will make their information etc audience appropriate

*Private area to for event visitors to rest, eat their own food etc

*Chill Out area prorvided by BuDs

*Signage and Easy Read instructions

*An event team of people with experience of working with people with disabilities. We will not provide personal care but will assist people to find there way around the exhibition and take part part in activities.We will also stay with any viistor who feels unsafe, call someone for them and stay with them until help arrives.



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