The Council is currently inviting people with lived experience of disability from diverse backgrounds to help develop Brighton & Hove’s new ‘Accessible City Strategy’.
This is a vital and much-needed piece of work, which seeks to put accessibility at the heart of how the council designs and delivers services.
The Accessible City Strategy will aim to bring together work already done on accessibility and to identify where work still needs to be done to make the city more accessible for all.
This is where the expertise and experience of disabled people will be crucial to making this work, and groups are being set up to ensure this strategy is informed by vital voices.
The Council is particularly keen to gain intersectional perspectives from the lived experience of disabled people from Black and minority ethnic and LGBTQIA+ groups, and other marginalised communities.
The Council is setting up a Disability Panel and a Wider Reference Group to input to this strategy. To find out more about these groups click here.
If you’re interested in joining one of these groups, please email EDI.Officer-Disability@brighton-hove.gov.uk or call 01273 291952 and leave a voice message to request terms of reference and a short expression of interest form, or if you have any other questions. Please get in touch by 31 August.
You can use the same contact details if you have any questions or need information in another format, including Easy Read or BSL.
Brighton & Hove City Council is registered with signlive.co.uk, and British Sign Language (BSL) users can use the service to make a video call via a BSL interpreter and leave a message on the number above.