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Accessible Places: Inclusion lessons from Lockdown

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What lockdown has taught us about inclusion and what are the next steps Herefordshire needs to take to improve access and inclusion for all?

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Has the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown taught us anything about inclusive access for all? What tangible steps can we take over the next year to make Herefordshire's places, activities and events more accessible and inclusive for all ages?

Following the discussions and issues raised during our previous two sessions, our final online forum will take a closer look at good practice before and during lockdown, new challenges, and opportunities for action. We will feature 3 speakers and then open up to general discussion, plans and next steps. The speakers are,

Rachel Freeman, lead artist at EveryBODY Dance, will talk about how she's been delivering socially distanced inclusive dance sessions in people's gardens.

Bob Michell, Paddleability Officer, Wyedean Canoe Club will talk about accessible canoeing and kayaking, working with Allinteractive and piloting the Inclusion Award last year.

Rachel Jones, Herefordshire Council Economic Development Officer and Visit Herefordshire will talk about practical and creative ways forward.

If you would like to present a short (3-5 minute) summary of your inclusive activity or experience during lockdown, please get in touch - email Angela, Allinteractive coordinator, development@marchesfamilynetwork.org.uk with details.

Accessible Places series

This is the last of three webinars co-hosted by Marches Family Network and Herefordshire's A Great Place that explore how we can make our places and spaces more inclusive. Each session will feature guest speakers and a Q&A.

These webinars are open to anyone, but especially those involved in tourism, culture and heritage sites across Herefordshire and the neighbouring counties.

Only those who have registed will receive a link to the Zoom session. All sessions will be recorded for monitoring and safeguarding.

For more infomation please contact Angela Martin, Coordinator of the Allinteractive Inclusion project at Marches Family Network, on 01568 614908 or development@marchesfamilynetwork.org.uk.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the webinars or resources that are available, please email development@marchesfamilynetwork.org.uk or greatplace@ruralmedia.co.uk.

You can find out more about the Marches Family Network's Allinteractive Inclusion project here, or read about the work of Herefordshire Cultural Partnership's Great Place project, supporting arts and heritage, at www.the-shire.co.uk.

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