Improvements to disabled facilities at leisure centres

Posted on Saturday 2nd April 2011 at 11:53 pm by SH (Editor)

A programme of modernising facilities for people with disabilities has been completed at three leisure centres in South Gloucestershire.

Longwell Green, Yate and Bradley Stoke leisure centres have all had their disabled toilets improved and new equipment installed, including the introduction of hoists.

The council has been working closely with South Gloucestershire Leisure, and the investment from the council is part of the Changing Places national campaign.

Councillor Heather Goddard, executive member for community services, said: “These improvements will benefit people with disabilities and make visiting our leisure centres a better experience. They are part of the council’s rolling programme of investment in leisure facilities.”

Mark Crutchley, chief executive of South Gloucestershire Leisure, which runs the facilities on behalf of the council, said: “These changing rooms are now more modern and fit-for-purpose and feedback we’ve already had is demonstrating how successful the work has been.”

“By helping people maintain their health and wellbeing in surroundings of a high standard, it ensures we retain our position at the heart of the diverse community across South Gloucestershire.”

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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