Would you like to help us make Eastbourne more accessible for people with disabilities? If so, we would love to hear from you!

We are a friendly group of volunteers, meeting once a month on zoom. We discuss issues and find solutions and share information with members, local public bodies, and the wider community. We also follow national Access campaigns and look at ways that they can benefit the people of Eastbourne.

Our newest volunteer M shares why she helps us.

M has been a Parent-Carer for many years, and having more time, now that her daughter was studying, she felt she would like to help make Eastbourne more accessible for young people. She joined a meeting and enjoyed it so much she decided to volunteer with the group.

M quickly found that her experience of using Social Media whilst being housebound was just what they needed! She started with Instagram, and then offered to help at an event. (How amazing to see real people again!)

Volunteering has really helped M rebuild her confidence. She is happy to share that the team have supported her in everything she has done and will do the same for you!

So, how can you help us?

Well, it’s absolutely up to you! We would love to you to join one of our meetings (on the 4th Wednesday of the month, from 10.30 –12.30). We are looking forward to promoting Access to the Arts in our Autumn meetings, hearing from local Theatres in September and The Towner and the award-winning Project Art Works in November.

If you enjoy meeting new people, we would love you to help us at our events. At these we address a particular issue, such as co-hosting Accessible Sports, and our local Retail sector this July. We have a great deal of fun, and always go home with a real sense of achievement.

If you are happier to help online, we welcome you to join our Communications and Admin group. We would also love to find someone who could type up the recorded meeting minutes and circulate them online, and maybe help with Agendas and Campaign literature. (Our Chairs would be thrilled!)

If you would rather volunteer once every 2-3 months, we would welcome your help setting up our events, or delivering our amazing Access Guide to places such as libraries, community centres etc. (As few or as many as you like!)

And finally, if you would like to help with the Access Guide itself, we would love your help, checking and updating our information each year.

So, you see, there are many ways you can help! So, what should you do now?

Please contact 07810 317185 or admin@eastbourneaccessgroup.org.uk

We can’t wait to meet you!