About the Carmarthenshire Disabled Access Group

The aims of the Group are:

  • To ensure as far as practicable that public and private buildings, recreational facilities, streets and shopping precincts are accessible for disabled people to use.
  • To consider the needs of Disabled People in the area and examine the facilities available for them.
  • To encourage and advise on ways and means to improve access to meet the needs of all forms of disability.
  • To bring together the interests of the various groups working for disabled people in the area.
  • To refer the local needs of disabled people to statutory and voluntary bodies to elicit help.
  • To heighten awareness of the continuing needs for disabled people to contribute in full measure to society.
  • To advise Carmarthenshire County Council and other interests in the area in providing facilities for disabled people.

The Group meets to debate a varied agenda of topics affecting disabled people, they also consider recent Planning Applications to ensure applicants have considered the needs of disabled people in their plans. Members of the Group are available on request, free of charge to provide advice on the needs of disabled people and how these can best be provided for.

 

Audits and Consultations

We have carried out access surveys and access audits for local statutory, voluntary and business organisations

More information can be found on the Audits and Consultations page

 

Advice and awareness raising

We raise awareness of disability access issues through training and events, campaigning and assisting in the development of Council and Business Disability policies.

More information can be found on the Advice and Awareness Raising page

 

Awards Scheme and Nominations

Our Awards Scheme is all about raising awareness of disabled access issues and at the same time rewarding businesses and service providers that have voluntarily made adjustments to their buildings or service provision.

More information can be found on the Awards Scheme and Nominations page