Facilities for disabled in Adur investigated

Adur Council chairman Mike Mendoza with Alison Lapper

Adur Council chairman Mike Mendoza with Alison Lapper

THE need for better facilities for disabled people has been raised by Shoreham Beach artist Alison Lapper.

She spoke with Adur Council chairman Mike Mendoza during a prize-giving ceremony at Sir Robert Woodward Academy in Lancing.

Mr Mendoza said: “Alison highlighted the ‘gap’ in the boardwalk along Shoreham Beach and how much she would love to be able to travel in her wheelchair all along the beach.

“She also commented on how difficult it is to access various outlets in Shoreham and the rest of the district.”

The pair agreed to get together in the new year to discuss how improvements could be made, to enable better access for those with disabilities in the community.

Alison is a renowned artist who studied at Brighton University, and a disability rights campaigner.

Born with no arms and shortened legs, she has lived on Shoreham Beach since 1993 and has frequently spoken out about problems with the boardwalk there.

She has also spoken at disability conferences in both the UK and abroad, including a keynote speech on how to improved the standard of training for professionals who work with children and young people with disabilities and special needs.

Mr Mendoza said they would be discussing the facilities for disabled people in Adur and looking at where there were particular difficulties.




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