NEWS
UK government to appoint heritage disability champion
POSTED 06 Dec 2018 . BY Luke Cloherty
The British Government is recruiting a new dedicated countryside and heritage disability champion, whose role will be to focus on improving disabled access to the various heritage sites around the UK.

There are currently 14 disability champions in the UK, working in a range of sectors, including music, insurance and tourism. The countryside and heritage champion will be one of six new additions to the team alongside fashion, technology, website accessibility, food and drink and product design.

"There are nearly 14 million disabled people living in the UK," said Sarah Newton, minister for disabled people, health and work. "Our world-leading heritage sector must ensure it's capitalising on the spending power of their households – the purple pound – which is worth £249bn (US$317.5bn, €279.7bn) every year."

The countryside and heritage champion will have plenty to learn from his or her contemporaries, with strides having already been made by the 14 existing champions.

Music champion Suzanne Bull, for instance, has launched a new industry taskforce aimed at improving the deaf and disabled customers’ experiences when booking live music tickets.

Meanwhile, insurance champion Johnny Timpson is bringing together a number of representatives from the industry, as well as regulatory bodies and charities to look at how to make the sector more transparent and inclusive.

Timpson said: "Walking the talk on diversity is essential for the insurance sector, and my champion role enables me to work with the industry to improve access to affordable insurance for disabled consumers.

"Becoming a champion has allowed me to bring key players to the table to agree on a clear set of actions for making the insurance industry more inclusive."
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - UK government to appoint heritage disability champion...
17 Feb 2019 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

06 Dec 2018

UK government to appoint heritage disability champion
BY Luke Cloherty

A disability champion will focus on improving disabled access to the various heritage sites around the UK

A disability champion will focus on improving disabled access to the various heritage sites around the UK

The British Government is recruiting a new dedicated countryside and heritage disability champion, whose role will be to focus on improving disabled access to the various heritage sites around the UK.

There are currently 14 disability champions in the UK, working in a range of sectors, including music, insurance and tourism. The countryside and heritage champion will be one of six new additions to the team alongside fashion, technology, website accessibility, food and drink and product design.

"There are nearly 14 million disabled people living in the UK," said Sarah Newton, minister for disabled people, health and work. "Our world-leading heritage sector must ensure it's capitalising on the spending power of their households – the purple pound – which is worth £249bn (US$317.5bn, €279.7bn) every year."

The countryside and heritage champion will have plenty to learn from his or her contemporaries, with strides having already been made by the 14 existing champions.

Music champion Suzanne Bull, for instance, has launched a new industry taskforce aimed at improving the deaf and disabled customers’ experiences when booking live music tickets.

Meanwhile, insurance champion Johnny Timpson is bringing together a number of representatives from the industry, as well as regulatory bodies and charities to look at how to make the sector more transparent and inclusive.

Timpson said: "Walking the talk on diversity is essential for the insurance sector, and my champion role enables me to work with the industry to improve access to affordable insurance for disabled consumers.

"Becoming a champion has allowed me to bring key players to the table to agree on a clear set of actions for making the insurance industry more inclusive."



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Vila Vita Parc opens first Sisley Spa in Portugal
Vila Vita Parc opens first Sisley Spa in Portugal   15 Feb 2019

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, a clifftop resort in Portugal’s Algarve, has launched a new Spa by Sisley, the first Sisley-branded spa in Portugal. The .... more>>
OPEN Architecture design soulful "Chapel of Sound" in China
OPEN Architecture design soulful   15 Feb 2019

Chinese architecture practice OPEN have unveiled renderings of the Chapel of Sound – a cavernous amphitheatre currently under construction north of .... more>>
Martial arts-focused gym operator HITIO signs first UK franchise deal
Martial arts-focused gym operator HITIO signs first UK franchise deal   15 Feb 2019

Fitness operator HITIO Gym has signed its first franchise agreement in the UK. The Norway-based chain, which combines a traditional gym and studio .... more>>
Trouble for Six Flags as multiple international projects face delay
Trouble for Six Flags as multiple international projects face delay   15 Feb 2019

Six flags chief Jim Reid-Anderson has revealed that changes in government are stalling the operator's Chinese projects, while there are "no .... more>>
World’s "first biophilic design store" launches in Brooklyn
World’s   15 Feb 2019

Greenery NYC – said to be the world’s "first biophilic design store" – has opened in Brooklyn's Greenpoint district. Described by the company as a .... more>>
Arts Council’s new diversity report shows BME representation below English average
Arts Council’s new diversity report shows BME representation below English average   14 Feb 2019

Only 5 per cent of staff members are not white at Arts Council England (ACE) major partner museums (MPMs) while 16 per cent of the working age .... more>>
Company profile


Vital Tech

Funded in 2013, Vital Tech is owned by its founders and some private investors.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

EXF supports Third Space to create London’s largest functional training space at The Yard

EXF supports Third Space to create London’s largest functional training space at The Yard

Bespoke fitness manufacturer EXF has extended its relationship with Third Space, by supplying the luxury fitness group with London’s largest functional training rig at its Canary Wharf club. More>>




in this issue

• NHS to invest in social prescribing
• Anytime begins roll-out of new club design
• Mondrian rebranded to match iconic site



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Personal Trainer
Salary: No Rent, Run your self-employed business outside service hours
Location: West Midlands, England
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Location: West Sussex, England
Company: The Gym Group
Regional Events Manager
Salary: £40,000 + £10k performance related bonus paid quarterly
Location: Enfield, UK
Company: Vibrant Partnerships
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




24-25 Feb 2019

International Manufacturers & Distributors Forum

ExCeL, London, United Kingdom



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Social good: Spice of life
Oomph! founder Ben Allen is bringing variety to residential homes More>>
  Tourism: Transforming Istria
In Istria, Croatia, tourism firm Maistra is changing the face of hospitality in the region, with a series of intriguing design-led hotels. As its most ambitious hotel project takes shape, Professor Terry Stevens finds out more More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Tourism: Ireland’s wild side
The Wild Atlantic Way is helping tourists discover a whole new side of Ireland More>>
  Talking Point: Cruise control
The cruise industry is expanding, but concerns are growing about pollution More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd