NEW INITIATIVE STARTS NEW INCLUSIVITY INITIATIVE
Belper Fringe, in partnership with Accessible Belper, is sponsoring the installation of the Mobiloo on the Coppice Car Park during the Arts Trail on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May.
“Belper Fringe is developing a new initiative under the heading of 3A – Access All Arts.
The sponsorship of the Mobiloo is the first step in a year long programme that will develop accessibility for people with disabilities of all kinds,” said Festival Director George Gunby. “The sponsorship of Mobiloo reflects the commitment by Belper Fringe to the community. The Festival has funded community groups in the past but this is by far and away the biggest commitment to date.”
A severe lack of one of the most basic human requirements often prohibits some people from
joining in – adequate toilet facilities. Standard and disabled toilet facilities can be difficult and some people need a bit more space, additional privacy or, for medical reasons, a more hygenic environment. Young people and adults living with profound and multiple learning disabilities and disabling conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy, are often excluded from experiencing and participating in activities which most take for granted. Mobiloo offers an electric hoist, an adult sized changing bench, toilet, wash basin and a fully trained attendant.
A spokesman for Mobiloo said “We make it possible for young people and adults living with a disability to take part in everyday activities, enjoy new experiences and make memories with family and friends.”
The Mobiloo will be sited on the Coppice Car Park, off the Market Place, Belper on 5 / 6 May from 10:30am to 4:00pm.
Further details of the Mobiloo can be found on the web site mobiloo.org.uk
For details of the Arts Trail – belperarts.org