Matt Stabb from the Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living (CIL) paid a visit to Marlborough the other day accompanied by Wiltshire (and Town) Councillor Jane Davies to tell traders, community groups (of all sizes) and businesses in Marlborough about the Make Someone Welcome Campaign.
The Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living was set up in 2005 by a group of disabled people
to support all those disabled living in the county, and to enable them to have choice and control so as to be able to live independent lives.
The Make Someone Welcome Campaign is about inclusivity. Matt and Jane visited many businesses and organisations in Marlborough to explain the nature and focus of the campaign and encourage people to get involved.
The pic above is a good example, this being the Mustard Seed cafe (adjacent to the bridge over the River Kennet) and here, Matt is able to negotiate the entrance to the cafe in spite of the scaffolding present which was necessary for the work on the roof.
The Campaign gives pointers and advice on how to make groups or businesses inclusive so that everyone disabled or otherwise can benefit from involvement with that organisation.
Wiltshire CIL can also help organisations become more inclusive by advising, by offering regular interactive sessions, and overall making the businesses feel included as well.
Click here to visit the Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living website to find out more about the organisation, or to sign up and pledge to become involved visit #MakeSomeoneWelcome or e-mail email@example.com.
Click to enlarge the campaign poster