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Bishop's Adviser for Disability
Just under 20% of people in the UK live with a disability and almost all of us will experience some kind of disability during our lifetime.
Whatever the statistics it is important that everyone is made to feel welcome in our churches and this needs careful planning and management.
We have collated a few key resources to help all churches ensure that deaf and disabled people are welcomed and are able to be full members of the church.
Disability and the Church video series
Revd Katie Tupling covers the following topics connected with disability today:
Barrier-free Belonging from the Church of England. Working together to ensure Deaf and Disabled people are full members of the church.
A Place to Belong Audit from the Church of England. A template for access appraisal.
360 Accessibility Audit from the Diocese of London. A process of deep reflection about your church and how diversity is recognised and appreciated.
Accessibility Quick Wins from the Diocese of London. Making your church more open and welcoming of the participation and belonging of disabled people is not something you can achieve with a few tweaks and minor changes. Rather it is a long process of cultural change.