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Access Fylde Coast is a pioneering project exceling disabled access across the Fylde Coast and driving Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre into the spotlight as outstanding locations for people with disabilities.
Spearheaded by Disability First and funded by the Coastal Communities Fund to make positive changes across the Fylde Coast.
We’re doing it through
- Free business access guides
- Events featuring high-profile disability performers
- Free disability awareness training
- Enhancing existing events with mobiloos, British Sign Language and more
Bolstering the local economy
Breaking Down Barriers
Creating a positive place for all
Helping Businesses Tap Into £14.8 million:
Our friendly access champions will offer you free tips, advice and even training to make your business accessible and welcoming to people with physical, sensory, mental health and learning disabilities.
We’re not about being critical. We’re about being helpful. And, you may be surprised at the difference that even a few small, low-cost changes will make to expand your customer base and your bottom line.
Helping Disabled People Make The Most Of The Fylde Coast
We want to make it easier for visitors and locals will all disabilities to access enjoyable trips and make memorable experiences across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.
So, we offer disabled people ‘buddys’, who can accompany you to our events and our digital app will make it easier to find accessible places – making you feel very welcome, while supporting your independence.
Hosting All-Inclusive Events
We’re enhancing disability access to existing, popular events across the Fylde Coast with– from quiet spaces for people with autism to British Sign Language interpreters for deaf people.
And, in our bid to break down barriers of disability, we’re also hosting world-renowned disabled performers from comedy, art and music at brand new events.
Find Accessible Attractions
You can find out about the accessibility of more than 50 cultural and heritage attractions across the Fylde Coast.
We’ve enhanced the popular Blackpool Transport App to provide information in Easy Read and on-screen British Sign Language to make visiting the Fylde Coast extremely accessible.
Support During Your Stay
A new buddy service is on hand to assist you if you’re a visitor with a disability.
Whether you’re planning to come to one of the events we’re hosting or enhancing, a trip to the theatre or the cinema or just require accessibility advice during your stay in our beautiful Fylde Coast, a buddy or access guide will team up with you, providing confidence and support during your stay.