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Accessibility Policy 

Policy Statement 

West Pennine Villages u3a is a learning co-operative and membership charity which enables members in their third age to share educational, creative and leisure activities. Members of each u3a draw upon their knowledge, skills and experience to teach and learn from each other (peer to peer learning). WPVu3a is committed to ensuring that the u3a is as inclusive and accessible as possible for those in their third age who meet the criteria for membership. This policy should be read alongside WPVu3a’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Aims of the Policy

This policy has been drawn up to ensure that WPVu3a takes steps to review accessibility needs for individual members and makes reasonable adjustments, where possible, to accommodate the needs of members with disabilities and/or health related needs. The policy takes into account the requirements of the Equalities Act 2010 and the need for WPVu3a to avoid discriminating directly or indirectly against members with disabilities and/or health related needs. The policy will act as a reference point for Committee Members, Group Convenors and individual members in terms of the steps WPVu3a will take. The policy will also identify the parameters of the adjustments that can be made. WPVu3a is a membership charity and not a service provider, therefore whilst reasonable adjustments will be made to ensure that individuals can participate and can attend with carers to support their needs, there will be certain needs that the u3a will not be able to accommodate due to the level of care that an individual may need. 

Practical Approaches to Increasing Access

In ensuring equality of access West Pennine Villages u3a will take the following steps:

This policy was adopted on: 22 November 2022

Signed Chair of West Pennine Villages u3a

Date approved22/11/2022Date of review
ReviewerDate of next review01/11/2024

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