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Easy Access to Historic Places of Worship - South East

Historic England - HELM Training

Thursday, 25 May 2017 from 09:30 to 16:30

Easy Access to Historic Places of Worship - South East

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This course aims to improve understanding of the statutory background to accessibility and the historic environment, and to share best practice in managing historic places of worship for greater access. The day will include a site visit to Reading Synagogue.


Who is this event suitable for?

This course is aimed at people who deal with the day-to-day management of listed places of worship (such as building managers and volunteers), as well as higher-level decision makers (e.g. Diocesan Advisory Committee staff). It would also be useful for local authority staff that deal with planning applications affecting listed places of worship, as well as heritage professionals who regularly work on these buildings.


By the end of the day delegates will:

1)      Be aware of the Historic England guidance on how to promote change that safeguards historic buildings and places.

2)      Understand the statutory background to accessibility and the Historic Environment.

3)      Know how to approach and develop access audits and plans.

4)      Understand best practice in terms of adaptation to buildings improving mobility & wheelchair access and sensory access.

5)      Be able to make decisions about balancing access and economic pressures.  

Draft Programme (subject to amendment):



Registration and refreshments




Why access matters


Planning better access




Overcoming barriers


Exercise: Dealing with tricky issues




Site visit and access audit at Reading Synagogue


Feedback from the access audit




Case studies





Terms and Conditions:

Booking is essential for all courses as places are limited. Please note that we are initially only able to allocate 2 places per organisation.
Please note, these training events are provided free of charge by Historic England, and places are at a premium. You can send a replacement or notify us by e mail if you book and then can’t attend. Non-attendance will incur a fee of £150 unless you contact us at least 5 days in advance.

Please also be aware photography or filming may take place at events for promotional use.

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Oxford Road
RG1 7RH Reading
United Kingdom

Thursday, 25 May 2017 from 09:30 to 16:30

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