Our very own Countryside Mobility project manager Neil has written a blog post for the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty website. Neil shares his thoughts on the beauty he discovered on his doorstep during lockdown, coupled with the realisation that not everyone could access their local outdoors. Those shielding found themselves needing to remain indoors and for others, mobility limitations would constrain opportunities.
"With all our hire locations closed down, how could we continue to help people access the countryside? Could we bring the countryside into their home?"
Neil had the idea of a podcast, where he could bring the outdoors inside to those who were shielding or unable to access outside, read his full blog story here.
Find out more and listen to the 'Inside Out' Podcast episodes here.
Living Options Devon is a well respected user-led organisation which works to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people can live the life they choose. Set up in 1990 LOD is a registered charity (Charity N0. 1102489) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 4925281). Based in Exeter and Barnstaple, our charitable aims mean we we can offer services across the South West and share good practice throughout the UK. Being led and run by people with disabilities and Deaf people ensures LOD has first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues facing service users and so is very well placed to increase the influence and voice of Deaf and disabled people. We do this by providing education, training and services which enable people to live the lives they choose.
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