Warrington Collegiate signs Accessible Warrington Pledge

Warrington Collegiate has vowed to ensure its campus is accessible to all, after signing the ‘Accessible Warrington Pledge’, earlier this week.

The Pledge, which was launched by Warrington Disability Partnership to mark their 25th anniversary, commits organisations to work with the charity at the pre design stage of all new-build and major refurbishment schemes:- focusing in particular on dementia-friendly facilities and fully-accessible toilets wherever possible.

Warrington Collegiate has always been committed to making its facilities fully accessible, with Warrington Disability Partnership playing an important part during the new build of Winwick Road Campus.

Nichola Newton, Principal and Chief Executive of Warrington Collegiate, said: “We are pleased to be a part of the Accessible Warrington Pledge. We have always had a strong partnership with the charity and will continue to do what we can to ensure our facilities meet the needs of disabled people. Warrington Disability Partnership have worked hard over the last 25 years to improve the lives of so many people in the town and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the charity in the future.”

Derek Jones, Deputy Chief Executive of Warrington Disability Partnership, said: “WDP is delighted that Warrington Collegiate has joined many leading statutory, private and 3rd Sector organisations in signing the Accessible Warrington Pledge. We have enjoyed a close working relationship with the Collegiate for many years and have often witnessed their commitment to engaging with disabled people and carers to use their life experiences to influence exemplar disability access and facilities to the built environment. We look forward to continuing our productive partnership working.”

Organisations including Golden Square, Warrington Wolves and LiveWire have also signed up to the scheme.