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Do delineators help visually impaired people in shared surfaces?

University College London Can shared surfaces be safely negotiated by blind and partially-sighted people? Ranking: useful Publication date: 2010 In their words: “Some Shared Space Schemes incorporate level surfaces; with the removal of the traditional vertical kerb upstand between the

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Communication and consultation Exploring ways for staff to involve people with dementia in developing services

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Publication date: 2001 Ranking: useful This project explored how staff can help people with dementia to express their views of services. They looked at various approaches by staff to consultation work and also what it would be like for staff

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Non-Mainstream Housing Design Guidance

Housing and Communities Agency Publication date: 2012 Ranking: useful  This report summarises recent work carried out by Levitt Bernstein and PRP Architects on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency. It provides an overview and synopsis of the extensive published

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Improving The Environment – Enabling Independence Living well With Dementia

Sunderland City Council Publication date: April 2013 Ranking: useful   This leaflet has been compiled for use by those providing accommodation for someone living with a dementia diagnosis. This may include:- • Person living in their own home (family home)

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Making premises safe from fire – short guide for businesses

Department of Communities and Local Government Publication date: 2006 Ranking: essential This booklet provides practical advice to people responsible for fire safety in small and medium businesses. It provides entry-level guidance on how to make sure you are meeting the

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Easy Access To Historic Landscapes

English Heritage Publication date: 2013 Ranking: essential The aim of this guide is to promote an inclusive approach to historic parks, gardens or landscapes. Its focus is on providing better access for people with disabilities. However, an equally strong priority is

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Equality Act: Summary guide for service providers

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Publication date: various from 2010 Ranking: essential The Equality Act started to come into force on 1 October 2010. The EHRC have created a series of guidance documents to help explain the Act and provide practical

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Make it clear

Mencap Publication date: current (2013) Ranking: Useful Mencap’s guide to making written information clear and easy to read for people with a learning disability. How to view a copy Follow this link to their websiteHow to obtain a copy in

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Accessible thresholds in new housing

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Now Dept of Communities and Locl Government) Publication date: 1999 Ranking: Useful The aim of this guide is to suggest design solutions that will make the thresholds of dwellings more accessible to

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Accessible sports facilities – audit checklist 2012

Sport England Publication date: 2012 Ranking: Useful Sport England’s own checklist to help review schemes or premises How to obtain a copyFollow this link How to obtain a copy in an alternative format or language Sport England SportPark 3 Oakwood

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At your service- guide to improving accessibility of holiday accommodation

Visit England Publication date: 2011 Ranking: useful This guide is for those who own and run guest accommodation. It is written for owners or managers of hotels, bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation to help them better understand how they

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