Group of the Week: Falkirk Area Disability Access Panel

The panel works hard for disabled people living in the Falkirk area. Picture: Michael Gillen
The panel works hard for disabled people living in the Falkirk area. Picture: Michael Gillen

The Falkirk Area Disability Access Panel (FADAP) promotes accessibility and equality for disabled people and campaign for better access to public venues and support those with disabilities.

The group was established in 2012 as the Falkirk Access and Assessment Group and newer members have carried on the great work it was set up to achieve.

FADAP wants to help achieve the goal Falkirk has becoming a major tourist attraction in Scotland by ensuring all areas of Falkirk are accessible for all residents and visitors.

The group provides a golden opportunity for more citizens with a disability or others who are concerned about access to come along and make a difference in their communities.

A recent community street audit at Grahamston train station identified concerns over pedestrian crossings, the absence of dropped kerbs and tactile paving for the visually impaired which need upgraded. FADAP is currently welcoming new members.

WHO: FADAP

WHERE: Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon

WHEN: Third Friday of month, 1 p.m.

CONTACT: displaythis@hotmail.co.uk

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