Enabled Craven

The Craven Disability Forum is a group of disabled people within Craven who meet on a regular basis and who, as a group, are working to make Craven a better place for those with disabilities, whether they live here or are visiting. Members are undertaking an audit of retail properties in Skipton itself and with a grant from North Yorkshire County Council, this work (the Accessible Skipton Project) has been turned into an online database. The database is currently being transferred to become a searchable database and is accessed from the bottom of this webpage. Not all data has been transferred and so the full document as a *.pdf file can be accessed here.

Neither SCAD nor the Forum are experts in disabled access, so what is presented here is the access as it is seen by people with physical or mental impairments. Any retailer whose business is featured here is welcome to comment on or amend the entry by contacting SCAD at info@scad.org.uk

Skipton Disability Forum Audit

Shop & locationDisabled parkingEase of access to shopVisual accessHearing accessDisability awareness trainingOther commentsRating out of 5
Skipton & Craven Action for Disability shop (Ground floor only)
46-48 Newmarket Street
Row of parking spaces outside shop (30 minutes max) not dedicated disabled parking. Parking can be provided at rear of shop on request. Nearest car park with disabled spaces: Town Hall Car park more than a five minute walkPermanent wheelchair ramp with rail: wide door which swings either way as appropriate. No automatic door.
Shop floor should be clear for wheelchairs to access.
Shop very well lit, clear décor with pale walls and dark carpeted floor contrastShop can be busy but not generally too noisy. There is no induction / hearing loop systemStaff & volunteers do not have formal training. Training planned for 2018 onwardsOffice above shop has intercom at height suitable for customers in wheelchairs. Chair lift to office and staff will come down to shop if needed.4