• Bridget Hardy



Summary of meeting 7 February 2019

Forum future

Members of the Forum are going to explore options to set up as an independent organisation. A special meeting will look at the different forms any new organisation can take.

Disability Hospitality Training Video

The idea to develop a disability awareness short video for those who work in shops, cafés, restaurants, attractions and more is moving forward. A writer has been engaged who will circulate some initial scenarios from which one will be developed. Forum members will also be supported if they want to appear in the film.

Access checklist

A forum member has been working to develop a comprehensive access checklist to use with local businesses to assess their accessibility for people with a range of disabilities and long term conditions.

A smaller group will develop ideas on how to take the checklist forward.

Media update and opportunities

Bridget did an interview as a result of the New Year release with Scarborough TV. We are continuing to look for stories to use with the media and are asking people who’ve experienced issues to let us know if they’re willing to share what happened.

Cinema complex update

The current planning application has been shelved.

Website / Facebook

The YCRDF website is up and running at www.ycrdf.org.uk.

Coventry University access update

No changes have happened as a result of the visit to the Scarborough campus of Coventry University. The Forum agreed to write a letter to the University’s vice chancellor and a forum member is exploring starting a claim against the University.

Date of the next meetings

All at the Friends Meeting House, Quaker Close, Woodlands Drive, Scarborough

· Monday 25 March, 1pm.

· Thursday 16 May, 1pm.

· Monday 1 July, 1pm.

· Thursday 22 August, 1pm.

· Monday 7 October, 1pm.

· Thursday 28 November, 1pm.