Access Issues in Lochgilphead
Posted on: Thursday 14th February 2013
Last year you may remember that a street audit was carried out by AVA and
the MS Centre to see how problematic access was in Lochgilphead for older
people with disabilities. This work was undertaken as part of Age
Scotland's "Walk In Our Shoes, Act on Our Issues" campaign.
The project is now to be filmed by Age Scotland, and the film crew are
coming to Lochgilphead on the afternoon of Tuesday 26th March.
I left our audit as a paper exercise as I have been anticipating a filming =
event to conduct the actual assessment.
The question for you is - do you know people who would like to take part?
Younger, healthy people can don a "Multiple Sclerosis suit" to understand
what some of the impairments endured by people with MS feel like. Users of
walking aids and wheelchairs, whether motorised or pushed could come along
and negotiate their way along a particular route, noting all the
The film would increase awareness of the difficulties people with decreased
mobility face every day as they go about their daily tasks in a scenic
Scottish town, and would encourage businesses and all of us to be more
When I have some volunteers, I can then consult with them what route they
would like to undertake and what activities they might like to demonstrate
to us younger, fitter people!
Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested in taking part.
With thanks, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to express an interest
Community Resilience Officer