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Why you can’t ignore dementia and tourism

National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) Publication date: 2016 Ranking: useful Dementia: Why is it important for tourism? In their words: “This brief guide, is designed to give businesses in the visitor economy advice, information and resources on becoming dementia friendly. The NCTA has produced

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Dementia care and LGBT communities

National Care Forum (NCF) and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG), working with the National LGB&T Partnership Dementia care and LGBT communities: A good practice paper April 2016 In their own words… “The UK is home to an estimated 1.2

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Hotels

British Standards Institute (BSi) PAS 88:2008 Guidance on accessibility of large hotel premises and hotel chains Publication date: 2008 Ranking: useful The document contains principles of good practice based on the duty to make reasonable adjustments and provide equal standards of service

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Future perfect, designer labels for an ageing society

Housing LIN Publication date: December 2013 Ranking: useful The Housing LIN has published a selection of resources that consider in detail the built environment and the physical design criteria that can meet the housing needs and lifestyle choices of older

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The way we live now: What people expect from their homes

Ipsos MORI/Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Publication date: 2012 Ranking: useful This research project has been commissioned from Ipsos MORI by the RIBA for the independent Future Homes Commission’s investigation into how the UK can build enough of the right kind

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Designing Libraries

Designing Libraries is run by team at Aberystwyth University. It was set up in 2004  initially with MLA funding, to provide a web-based database of recent public library building projects in the UK, benefiting from staff expertise and resources within the University

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At your service – business case for accessible hotels and guest houses

Visit England Publication date: 2009 Ranking: useful Sets out case for businesses to become more accessible, highlighting size of the market and its value, benefits of having a business that appeals to the greatest range of people and which meets the

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Lifetime Homes design guide

Habinteg/Joseph Rowntree Foundation Publication date: 2012 Ranking: useful The concept of Lifetime Homes was developed in the early 1990s by a group of housing experts, including Habinteg Housing Association and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The group was formed because of

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Building Bulletin 93 Acoustic design of schools

Dept of Education Publication date: 1993 Ranking: Useful Building Bulletin 93 aimed to give supporting advice and recommendations for planning and design of schools for anyone involved in the design of new school buildings. How to view a copy Follow

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Access, churches and disabled people

ChurchCare Accessibility and disabled people Publication date: 2013 Ranking: Useful Provides guidance on improving access to church buildings with references to other websites, documents and guidance. How to obtain a copy of this document Please follow this link To obtain

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National Accessible Scheme

National Accessible Scheme Publication date: Ranking:useful Scheme that rates the accessibility of visitor accommodation throughout England, helping operators improve and promote their true level of accessibility. Allows visitors to make objective comparisons. How to view a copy of this document

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Designing for the Disabled

Selwyn Goldsmith First published: 1963 Royal Institute of British Architects Ranking: Useful First authoritative guide on physical design for disabled people covering wide range of issues and subjects from external hard landscaping and urban design to internal details such a

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Design guidance for disabled people

North Somerset Council Disability Design Guidance Publication Date:  updated 2013 Ranking:  Essential Guidance produced by North Somerset Council on access for Disabled people to buildings and the wider environment. This is a collection of design sheets on specific access topics

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All Inclusive?

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Publication Date:  2010 Ranking:  Useful The search for a dream holiday for most people starts at a travel agency. Traditionally, holidaymakers have popped into their local high street agent and received face-to-face advice. Today, many people find

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