We work to improve accessibility and inclusion for Disabled people in Leeds. Improving services, events and city infrastructure. See below for links to our existing projects.
Leeds Railway Station Development
We are in the process of auditing Leeds Railway Station to improve accessibility. We are producing an accessibility inventory and accessibility audit. If you want to be involved in this project, please contact us here.
Update: LDPO conducted an Accessibility Audit with the Leeds Train Station Manager and Leeds City Council representatives on 4th March and found this to be a productive conversation. Some of the positive updates following this include:
- National Rail has started developing an app for the station which will talk to people and guide them to their platform / destination.
- There are three new ATMs located near the ticket barriers which are all at accessible heights.
- There are some issues around the accessible toilets but this is being addressed, and we are looking at working together to deliver an official opening for the new Changing Places toilet.
A further visit is being planned to continue this conversation and look at the other parts of the station, including the barriers and platforms.
Living Streets Leeds
We are involved in campaigns to improve the accessibility of streets and junctions in Leeds, with campaigns around air quality, pavements and crossings. To find out more, visit Living Streets Leeds Group at https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/get-involved/local-groups/leeds
Clean Air Alliance
We are part of a multi-organisation campaign to tackle the city’s poor air quality, which disproportionately impacts disabled people. In 2019 we delivered activities for Clean Air Day in June and World Carfree Day in September.
Advisory Board for Leeds Pride
We work with Leeds Pride to improve the accessibility of Leeds Pride