Variety of winners at Access awards
The Social Inclusion Unit of Louth County Council, in conjunction with the Disability Forum of the County Louth Community & Voluntary Forum, had its Awards presentation ceremony in the Barbican Centre, in Drogheda.
At any one time throughout the European Union, 15-20% of the population will have a significant level of disability of a temporary or permanent nature. Everyone requires equal consideration, for example someone who is short of breath or has a broken ankle will find stairs difficult or impossible. Even a single step can deny entry to a person pulling a suitcase on wheels, or a person using a wheelchair. The Access Louth awards help focus attention on issues such as these and encourage businesses to improve access for all.
The aim of the initiative is to highlight and promote those businesses that provide "access for all" in County Louth. There were various winners in categories such as Accessible Transport, Chemist, Chiropodist, Dental Surgery, Doctor's Surgery, Financial Institution, Hotel, Optician, Playground, Post Office, etc.