The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152651 Message #3572244
Posted By: Susan B
02-Nov-13 - 02:00 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth campsite to move?
Subject: RE: Sidmouth campsite to move?
Separate campsite for people with disabilities - no, no, no!!!! (And I know that the organisers have said no, for different reasons) People want to be with other people - not separate from friends. And to have a good support network you need to be on the same site as everyone else. If it was a separate site nearer town there would still be the issue of transport to get up to the new venue. If the transport issue is sorted adequately then this is potentially a better site for those with mobility problems.
Someone suggested consultation with users/people who know about disability. The problem is that people think they know, because they know (or are) one person. The reality is that different things will be barriers for different people. So, you really need several people who have a range of experience to advise. As a community occupational therapist (now retired) I have offered to do an assessment/survey of venues in the past, but this was not taken up.