- We will not treat disabled people less favourably for a reason related to their disability.
- We will do all we can to make sure that a disabled person’s dignity is respected when we make any sort of service provision.
- We will aim to do everything reasonable to remove physical barriers to access for disabled people.
- We wish to include disabled people in all our activities (not only in our services but also in house groups meetings and social events).
- We try to make sure that all our church members know about this.
Examples of what we have done so far:
We’ve provided ramps where there are steps, and a wheelchair accessible toilet.
We’ve installed an induction loop in the church for hearing aid users.
Pews have been removed to allow wheelchair access in church.
We have moved the communion rail to enable better access.
We can provide large print versions of service sheets, Bibles, our parish magazine and weekly Take Away on request.
We provide home communion for those unable to attend church services.
We have car parking spaces near the church available for disabled people to use.
We can provide audio tapes for those who are unable to attend our services.
We have a wheelchair in church for anyone who may need to use it there.
We review our activities on a regular basis to make sure that they are accessible to disabled people and that our policy is working in practice.
We want disabled people to be included fully in the life of our church.