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Blue Badge Style Access Awards - The BLADES

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85 Fleet St

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EC4Y 1AE

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The BLADES - Blue Badge Style Awards 'celebrating venues & organisations that have both style & accessibility'.

The fourth annual Blue Badge Style Awards. The Awards will recognise the effort that stylish hotels, restaurants bars and organisations have made to attract guests with disabilities. A stylish venue doesn’t have to be expensive, just have the certain something that makes it stand out.

Our website and app are redefining disability with style, encouraging people with disabilities to lead an exciting social life. Blue Badge Style reviews a venue’s facilities, access and style and awards up to 3 ticks; one for accessibility, one for facilities and one for style. This year there are the following awards:

  • Best Venue in a Listed Building
  • Most Accessible Bar (upmarket & budget)
  • Most Accessible Restaurant (upmarket & budget)
  • Most Accessible Hotel (upmarket and boutique)
  • Best Disabled Loo
  • Most Ludicrous Loo
  • Best European Venue
  • Above & Beyond – for the venue or company who has made a special effort

Guess what this won't win 'Best Disabled Loo'!

Guess What this won't win 'Best Disabled Loo'!!

Some of the things Blue Badge Style looks for in a great venue are:

Access – things like ramps, unaided access, type of flooring, space to move around in a wheelchair or with a stick, noise levels which aid people with hearing difficulties.

Facilities – where is the disabled loo, how easy is it to use, is everything at the right height, where are the grab rails, emergency cord etc. If it’s a hotel does it have a walk-in showers and wardrobe rails at wheelchair-user height?

Style – only you can decide what’s stylish, but we want to hear about venues with style in terms of décor and the welcome the staff extend to people with disabilities.

Founder, Fiona Jarvis, says “Style remains, despite disability. We want are passionate about helping people with disabilities to lead an exciting social life and Blue Badge Style gives them the confidence to do that. The site has all the information you need on stylish venues where you can have a good time, without worrying about how to get in, get out or go to the loo!. As those of us with a disability know; style remains, despite disability”.

She continues, “our awards are about promoting stylish venues which also have good access and facilities. Too often people with disabilities don’t go out because they don’t know what to expect when they get there and staff don’t know what to do when they arrive. We want to change that with our awards and app. Our awards are changing that by promoting venues that have style as well as great access and facilities for people with disabilities”.

The most hotly contested award is 'Best Disabled Loo' and the least is most "Ludicrous Loo'. If you want to be there and find out first who won, join the party and buy a ticket. We'll be serving canapes and cocktails from 6pm 'til late.



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