Access Tent / Pride Accessibility

The Brighton and Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum (LGBT CSF) works in partnership with Brighton Pride to facilitate all aspects of accessibility at Brighton Pride on Saturday 5th August 2017.

This will include the Access Tent and general access issues to Preston Park for the Deaf, elderly, disabled community.

 

The following will be available:

 

The Access Tent will be situated at the SOUTH end of the park with a direct route to the Access Gate.

 

The Tent will not just be a meeting point but a safe space, an information point, and a reporting point for any hate incidents.

 

Parade participants will enter the park by the quickest route to the Access Tent.

 

The Tent will have interior decoration, soft lighting a community cafe and quiet music to integrate with the pride surroundings.

 

It will have more wheelchair/scooter recharging points plus additional sockets for charging phones etc.

 

The Tent will also serve as a key information point for Pride, and will have a manned information desk outside the tent at the front, with a sign language interpreter present at all times.

 

As before it will have accessible toilets within its grounds, accessible only though the tent, not accessible directly from outside.

 

We will continue to run a freedom pass scheme to provide toileting access to those who need it the most.

 

An Access Steward (with a clearly identifiable tabard) will monitor access to the Tent. The Access Steward’s role will be to prevent the general public from invading the space.

 

A separate area will serve as a changing tent both for those disabled people who need to change their clothes for whatever reason, and also for trans people who wish to change their clothes in a discreet environment.

 

A baby/child changing facility will be made available for disabled adults and children.

Tea, Coffee, water and snacks will be available from our Community Café. All proceeds go towards the infrastructure of the access facilities.

 

The LGBT CSF is working with Brighton Pride to ensure more accessible toilets are available across the park.

 

The LGBT CSF will be working with the Brighton & Hove Samaritans and the MCC Village Church to deliver a “listening ear” service available to support people who experience distress on the day.

 

The LGBT CSF will work with Performance Interpreting to ensure BSL interpreters are available throughout the Park and on the Main Stages.

 

An access viewing area will be available at the front of the main stages. This will also have its own accessible toilets.

Spaces are limited and for those with mobility requirements and equipment only.

To book visit lgbt-help.com

 

Signage to the access tent will be present throughout the park, and all stewards will be briefed on where the access tent is. Look out for the Accessibility Matters Logo.

 

A watering/feeding and toileting facility will be available for guide and other assistance dogs.

 

A BSL interpreter will be on hand to assist with the St John Ambulance Service, Police and the LGBT Community Safety Forums discrete ‘Report it’ service.

 

Hate (or other) crime incidents can be reported in safety at the tent through a discreet and anonymous drop in service. Police will attend a situation if required.

 

Parking is limited. We encourage you to join us in the safe space at the front of the parade this year. To sign up for a space visit lgbt-help.com or email access@lgbt-help.com

 

If you wish to view the parade you can book a space in the parade viewing area.

To book visit www.lgbt-help.com/pride-2017/sign-up

 

A programme of British Sign Language interpreted performances will be available throughout the park on the day. Visit www.lgbt-help.com/pride-2017 for more information.

 

If you would like to volunteer for Accessibility Matters please email access@lgbt-help.com

 

To purchase an access ticket visit: brighton-pride.org/tickets/access-tickets

 

To register for the Accessibility Matters Pride Access Plan please click the Icon below.

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