Fill in our survey and help make life better for disabled people

Posted On 27 Sep 2022 at 10:28 am

Brighton and Hove News wants to hear from people with disabilities and those who support and care for them as two new groups try to make their lives better.

We are sharing a survey to help understand what the public want as the new groups feed their views back to decision-makers at Brighton and Hove City Council.

The council is setting up a “disability panel” and a “reference group” to help the area – and council services – to become more accessible.

The disability panel and the wider reference group are made up of people with lived experience as well as people from organisations who support and care for the disabled.

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We want to know what barriers you face, which policies work well and how things should change – and give you a chance to make your views known.

The panels are working with the council to produce an “Accessible City Strategy” including an action plan for change.

The strategy is expected to look beyond the council – and within the council it will cover not only transport and highways but other service areas such as health, education and housing.

The strategy document will also contain an assessment of current accessibility issues in Brighton and Hove as well as ideas to improve accountability.

Your survey answers will be anonymised before being shared with the panel and the reference group to help them with their work.

The survey itself contains seven key questions and can be found here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/679DM36.

It is available in alternative formats if required from felice@brightonandhovenews.org.

  1. Blue Sky Reply

    Hi, I can’t see when this has to be filled out by, do you have an ‘end date’ for the survey? Thank you!

    • Frank le Duc Reply

      There’s no deadline but the sooner the better.

  2. Phil Reply

    It’d be good to check out how to refer to disabled people as a starter. “The disabled” isn’t great, say disable people.

  3. Mike Beasley Reply

    The Greens have been forced to stall on the plans for Gardner St. Could it be that they’ve finally twigged that they cannot discriminate against disabled people anymore?
    Come to think of it, the Kingsway cycle lanes make it downright dangerous for the disabled (and others). But don’t worry, we must all subscribe to the Green Dogma

  4. Blue Sky Reply

    Hi been trying to fill out the survey. A colleague filled one out on my shared laptop and it now won’t let me fill one out! what do I do? Is there another link – we tried the link on a another tab (on my laptop) but it won’t let me do it there either.

  5. Blue Sky Reply

    Hi.
    I’ve been trying to fill out the survey. A colleague filled one out on my shared laptop and it now won’t let me fill one out! what do I do? Is there another link – we tried the link on a another tab (on my laptop) but it won’t let me do it there either.

    • Felice Southwell Reply

      Hi there,
      Thanks for letting us know you’re having a problem accessing the survey. Please email felice@brightonandhovenews.org and I can sort out an alternative way to get the survey to you. Thanks!

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