Accessing All Areas!

Following last year’s success Access All Areas is back for 2019 on Tuesday 22 October.

Access All Areas is an all day event for adults and young people aged over 14 years with learning disabilities and autism, as well as their carers, relatives and friends. Visitors, who can come anytime between 10am-4pm, will be able to explore stalls from over 50 organisations who deliver support and services to this specific group of people in Bucks.

From information about health and housing to advice on safer sex and cancer screening - all stalls are interactive and staffed by experts in their field.

They will be joined by accessible sport and activities leaders, who will be running a range of workshops and sessions throughout the day. As well as cookery demonstrations there will be a few surprises like a virtual reality healthy eating game. So there’s always something new to try!

The event is specially designed to be accessible for those with learning disabilities and autism, and features a “chill out space” [provided by the Buckinghamshire Disability Service] as well as stalls designed to be relevant and easy to understand.

The Access All Areas event is the result of a partnership between Buckinghamshire County Council, health and community services. The overall aim is to narrow the health inequalities gap between those who have learning disabilities and autism and others in Bucks [people with a learning disability live 10-15 years less than the general population]. Access and awareness of what’s on offer is a key way to help address this and encourage everyone to keep well for longer.

FREE tickets are still available for the event which runs 10:00am-4:00pm on Tuesday 22 October at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Tickets can be booked online through www.buckscc.gov.uk/access-all-areas

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