Access Statement: LGBTQ+ Young Leaders Programme 2024 | Scotland
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Access Statement: LGBTQ+ Young Leaders Programme 2024

At Stonewall, we believe that all attendees should be able to fully participate in our events and feel comfortable doing so.

We are taking measures and efforts to ensure that we organise events that are accessible to all. We commit to ensuring that as far as possible we work with you to accommodate any adjustments that you require. We will take feedback on access issues seriously and work to ensure that we improve and develop after every event.

Please find the Stonewall LGBTQ+ Young Leaders Access Statement below. An access statement provides more information about the venue to help you understand the accessibility of the programme and ask for other measures that you need.  

If you would like a more detailed version or have any questions, please email us at empowerment@stonewall.org.uk or call us on 020 7593 1850 and we will get back to you. 

Venue 

Ansty Hall, Main Rd, Ansty, Coventry CV7 9HZ

The venue is wheelchair accessible. There is free wifi available. For anyone who needs a personal evacuation plan, please email empowerment@stonewall.org.uk and we will arrange this with you.  

Parking 

Accessible parking for wheelchair users is available on site near the hotel entrance. Please let us know in advance if you wish to reserve a parking space.

There is a gravel path between the parking spaces and building entrance. There isn’t step-free access from the street into the building but there is a wheelchair accessible ramp. 

Reception/Registration Area 

When you enter the venue registration takes place on the ground floor. There is seating provided for guests at reception and the registration points are DDA compliant for those using wheelchairs.

Corridors and Access Routes 

The corridors/access routes: Wide corridors, that are all wide enough for wheelchair users. The floors of all rooms and corridors are a mixture of carpet and hard flooring.

Room Details

  • The main room, restaurant and all meeting rooms have step-free access
  • Lighting throughout the venue is adjustable
  • The doors are a mix of single and double doors; they are not automatic. We can ensure that there are staff by the doors to help you

Learning Sets

During the programme, you’ll be working in the main room and in your learning sets.

  • Your learning set will be between 8-12 people
  • All learning set rooms have step-free access
  • All rooms can be accessed from the ground floor of the event. There will be staff on hand to support you in finding your Learning Set room

Bedrooms

  • All bedrooms will have a double bed, wardrobe, TV, shower and/or bath
  • All bedrooms have step-free access
  • There is a lift to access bedrooms not on the ground floor
  • Accessible rooms are available in advance upon request

Facilities  

All facilities will be clearly labelled on the day. Stonewall staff will also be able to direct you to all of these rooms. 

  • All toilets in the venue will be gender-neutral
  • Accessible toilets, equipped with emergency alarms, will be available
  • The event will have a Wellbeing Room, which will be available from 9.00 – 17.00 on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • The Wellbeing Room will have comfortable seating available as well as materials such as mental distractions, calming activities and useful information leaflets
  • We can provide a Multi-Faith room if requested in advance of the programme. Please use the application form to let us know or email us directly on empowerment@stonewall.org.uk

Accessibility Services 

Adjustments are available on request. If there is anything not on this list that you might require, please do not hesitate to get in contact and we will do our best to make this available.  

  • Large print 
  • Coloured paper 
  • Induction loops  
  • BSL Interpreter  
  • Palantypist  
  • Braille 
  • Free ticket for support worker 
  • Refrigerated storage 
  • Reserved seating 
  • Varied seating options 

At Registration, we will provide the following additional services: 

  • Personal reserved signs for chairs will be available to collect at registration, on request
  • Space for pronouns will be available on your delegate lanyard
  • Social distancing and communication preferences stickers
  • We can provide Early Bird registration (on request) for those who find the registration process inaccessible
  • A short tour of the venue (on request)
  • There will be staff available during the main registration to support delegates

Catering 

Catering will be clearly labelled. Please do let us know of any dietary requirements or food/drink allergies you have in advance. Upon request, vegetarian, vegan, Halal, Kosher, nut-free and gluten-free food will be available. We will ensure that catering requests are accommodated, so please provide us with as much information as possible when applying to join the programme. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch will be a two-course buffet meal
  • Dinner will be a three-course meal, with options that you’ll pre-select the month before the programme

The restaurant will have lowered surfaces and appliances for wheelchair users to get their food from the buffet and to make tea/coffee.

For assistance/guide dogs, please provide a water bowl. A designated toilet area for dogs is not available at the venue. 

Drinking

We know that within our community people have different relationships to alcohol. You are welcome to purchase any alcoholic drinks you like from the hotel bar. Please drink responsibility and be mindful of those who might not be drinking and ensure that you’re not making other delegates feel uncomfortable.  

Staff Support 

Stonewall staff will be wearing blue-coloured lanyards so they can be identified easily. Stonewall staff will be available to support with any access needs during the programme. 

Security 

Please bring a form of ID and have it to hand during arrival so we can allocate lanyards. If you are not able to provide identification, or have identification which doesn’t represent your name or gender, please let us know at empowerment@stonewall.org.uk and we can work with you to ensure this doesn’t present any difficulties during registration.

COVID-19 Safety 

We know that COVID-19 has hit our community disproportionately and that we all experience different levels of risk relating to our personal circumstances. As a community it’s important that we do all that we can to ensure everyone feels as safe as they can during this event. 

You are welcome to bring your own mask(s)/face covering(s), however we will have spares to hand. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the venue. We will keep some windows open throughout the venue to keep fresh air circulated. If you have access to a lateral flow test please test yourself before arrival and do not attend the programme if you have a positive result. If you feel unwell in any way, please do not attend the programme but get in touch with the team at empowerment@stonewall.org.uk.

Further Information 

If you can't find what you need here, or you prefer information in a different format, please email empowerment@stonewall.org.uk or call us on +44 (0) 20 7593 1850 and we will do our best to answer.