New service offering advice on disability access

Horsham District Councillor Claire Vickers - picture submitted by HDC ENGSUS00120130318094655

Horsham District Councillor Claire Vickers - picture submitted by HDC ENGSUS00120130318094655

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Sussex Building Control is pleased to announce the launch of its new ‘Access Audit’ service, giving property owners help and advice on how to make buildings more accessible for disabled users.

This will be provided alongside the regular building control service and is available to local schools, colleges, health centres, GPs, hospitals, leisure centres, businesses, shops, restaurants and nursing homes in the Horsham District.

JPCT 17-08-12 S12330140X Horsham, Horsham District Council, office building, HDC -photo by Steve Cobb

JPCT 17-08-12 S12330140X Horsham, Horsham District Council, office building, HDC -photo by Steve Cobb

All public bodies such as local authorities, education providers and the NHS have a duty and responsibility to promote disability and equality and an Access Audit will help them to identify how to do this. Private companies will also benefit from an independent review of the premises and service.

Claire Vickers Horsham District Council’s cabinet member for living and working communities, said: “It is great to see Sussex Building Control introducing yet another service to its portfolio, especially one that will help local businesses make their shops, restaurants and other facilities more accessible for local residents.”

Sussex Building Control is the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) service for Horsham District Council and Crawley Borough Council.

For more information, please contact Horsham District Council’s Building Control team by emailing building.control@horsham.gov.uk or call 01403 215151.

 

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