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Wanted – ambassadors to help drive the government’s accessibility agenda

Simplified drawing of people with a range of disabilities on a residential streetAt the beginning of January 2021, the government announced that it is recruiting 14 disability and access ambassadors to join the Cabinet Office as part of its ongoing National Strategy for Disabled People.

The new recruits – to be recruited across different sectors, including the creative industries along with  four new ones: pubs and restaurants; private housing; universities; and energy industries – will help existing ambassadors to ensure that businesses and organisations are doing all they can to support their disabled customers.

The focus of the roles will help drive change in both the built environment and services that can make a substantial difference to the lives of disabled people.

SDS member organisation Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) commented:

“We anticipate that the new ambassadors will be able to push positive, visible and practical initiatives that build on the advances made by a multitude of disability rights activists, campaigners and professionals. We hope that our 50 years’ experience in the field will be useful support for the ambassadors’ work to create momentum for change in communities across the country.”

Apply to become a disability and access ambassador. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2021.