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Chester Adult Phab Social Club was  nominated for one of The Accessible Britain Challenge Awards in the Inclusive Social Activities category. The nomination for the award was made by Paul – a member of Chester Phab.

The aim of the Challenge is to motivate communities including local service providers, businesses, employers, charities, community, voluntary and disabled people’s groups to do more to be inclusive and accessible for disabled people. The Minister of State for Disabled People, Mark Harper, wanted to publicly recognise those communities that are making a difference and making their community more accessible and inclusive in the form of Awards.

They received a high number of nominations for these awards and unfortunately we were not selected.

However, in recognition of our nomination for The Accessible Britain Challenge Awards, we will receive a certificate, accompanied by a covering letter from the Minister of State for Disabled People, Mark Harper. In addition to this, we will also receive an electronic copy of a special version of The Accessible Britain Challenge (which can be used on our stationary, publicity materials etc.), acknowledging our nomination.

On a positive note The Corporate Disability Access Forum has been shortlisted for an Accessible Britain Challenge Award in the ‘Improved Mobility’ category.  The aim of these Awards is to recognise the efforts made by organisations to improve access for disabled people and to encourage others to follow suit.

Two of our members Paul and Lynda members regularly attend the Corporate Disability Access Forum, representing Chester Adult Phab Club – we thank them for their support.

DIAL West Cheshire has also been shortlisted in The ‘Safe in Town’ initiative, the ‘Safer Neighbourhoods’ category.

The award ceremony took place on 12 March in The House of Commons London, let’s hope Dial West Cheshire and Corporate Disability Access Forum are successful.

For more details, see below link.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/accessible-britain-challenge-awards-2015-shortlist-announced  

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/405886/abc-awards-shortlist.pdf

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