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Hotel owner donates two wheel chairs to ‘Accessibility Matters’ project

Besi Besemar July 6, 2017

Herve Guyet hand paperwork for two new wheelchairs to AJ Paterson
Herve Guyet hands over the paperwork for two new wheelchairs to AJ Paterson

New Steine Hotel support the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum (LGBT CSF) and its initiative Accessibility Matters.

The New Steine Hotel at 10-11 New Steine, Brighton have supported Accessibility Matters by donating two portable wheel chairs.

The wheel chairs will be used to assist disabled and older attendees at events that the LGBT CSF provide its Accessibility Matters outreach service.

They will first be used on Sunday, July 9 at the UK’s first ever Disability Pride.

Accessibility Matters was created by the LGBT CSF to address the needs of older, disabled, and deaf members of the LGBT+ Communities in the city, to encourage and empower them to take part in community and social life on a par with their non-disabled peers.

Disability Pride, Brighton will take place from 2pm till 7pm on Sunday, July 9 on New Road, Brighton

The day will be officially opened by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Cllr. Mo Marsh.

There will be opportunity to talk to many of the different services and support groups based in the city as well as grabbing a bite to eat from the Lunch Positive Community Cafe.

There will be two performance areas, the Live Stage and the Acoustic Arena. All performers taking part on the day identify as having a disability.