Thurrock Council, in partnership with DisabledGo, is launching an online access and information guide for local residents and visitors.
www.DisabledGo.com provides disabled people of all ages, as well as their family, friends, colleagues and carers, with information on accessible buildings and venues across the borough.
Local people and members of disability groups have played an important part in the set-up of the website, providing information on buildings and venues which they feel should be included.
Cllr Amanda Arnold, Thurrock Council’s portfolio holder for Disability Services, said: “The website is about giving disabled people the freedom to make informed decisions, as well as be part of their community.
“We have worked hard to transform services to ensure that vulnerable people have a good quality of life, and DisabledGo will enable residents to decide which shops and services they access, with confidence.”
The Thurrock section on the DisabledGo website will be officially launched on Wednesday, 17 March, between 3pm and 4pm, at the Thurrock Council Chambers, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays. This event will feature speakers from local government, the community and voluntary sector, as well as local councillors.
Vicky Goodall, Partnership Manager at DisabledGo, said: “Thanks to the pioneering support of Thurrock Council, We are pleased that Thurrock is now joining many other UK towns, cities and areas throughout the UK and Ireland on our award-winning website.”
To book a place at the launch, or for further information, please contact Thurrock Council’s Corporate Diversity team on 01375 652472, or email firstname.lastname@example.org