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Seashore: Access For All Project

The aim of the Seashore – Access For All  (S-AFA) project is to ensure everyone can get access to the benefits of the Seashore. 

What are the benefits?

  • Access – the main reason
  • Health improvement
  • Encourages Seashore business opportunities and tourism
  • Stimulates creativity
  • Empowerment
  • Become more environmentally aware
  • and more…

The objectives of the “Seashore – Access for All” project are:

  • Network with people who want access to the seashore but can’t for various reasons,  disability groups and expertise
  • Set up a Steering Group and build a S-AFA Hub
  • Set up a body – status and constitution
  • Do research and feasibility studies
  • Draft Proposals and assess cost and time frames
  • Apply for funding
  • Implement Proposals
  • Encourage feedback
  • Revise Project/s if necessary
  • Set up further projects

The Steering Group for the “Seashore – Access for All” project will be drawn from:

  • Local community, people with disabilities and disability organisations
  • Seashore involved organisations
  • Health and Safety advisors
  • Environmental/Conservation and Educational groups
  • Local Government
  • Local Businesses
  • Other interested parties with expertise

To find out more about developing this project:

www.LindaLunan.com or via e-mail:  seashoreambassador@gmail.com

There are only a few beaches in Scotland where effort has been made to ensure they are accessible to all.

The St Andrews Beach Wheelchairs service has been hugely popular since the launch at the start of the 2018 tourism season and customers travel from all over Scotland to use the beach-friendly wheelchairs. Read more about that by clicking on this link: The Hamish Foundation

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Related article: ‘We’ve got beaches in mind’

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