Princesshay supports Purple Tuesday with Living Options Devon
Monday, 11 November, 2019

Princesshay is pleased to announce it is supporting Purple Tuesday, taking place on 12th November, committing to change to improve accessibility and experience to all.  Purple Tuesday has been

Princesshay is pleased to announce it is supporting Purple Tuesday, taking place on 12th November, committing to change to improve accessibility and experience to all.  Purple Tuesday has been developed by disability organisation Purple; which works with businesses to improve the customer experience for disabled people.

The day itself will see Princesshay’s charity of the year, Living Options Devon promoting the charity’s work which enables people with disabilities to have the opportunity to live the life they choose.  Living Options Devon representatives will also be in Debenhams for the day talking to shoppers and store personnel about the charity and how to get involved with Purple Tuesday.

Purple Tuesday promotes the £2.25 trillion* global spending power of disabled people and their families and calls on all organisations to make changes to improve the customer experience for disabled people. Last year, the first ever Purple Tuesday was a huge success - with over 1,500 pledges to make concrete changes and improve the customer experience. This included commitments such as: staff training, digital audits, better signage and training of frontline staff in basic British sign language. Purple Tuesday gathered support from over 750 businesses.

Mike Adams, Purple CEO said “I am delighted Princesshay is involved in Purple Tuesday. It underlines their public commitment to improve the customer experience for disabled people. Meeting the needs of disabled customers makes commercial sense for businesses and I am hopeful others will follow Princesshay Exeter’s lead. Together we can commit to change the customer experience for disabled people for good.”

Wayne Pearce, Princesshay Centre Director said “We are proud to support this initiative and continually strive to make our environment as accessible as possible, always looking at ways we can improve upon this.   Our charity of the year is Living Options Devon, an organisation that works to ensure that people with disabilities and deaf people have the opportunity to live the life they choose. In the centre itself, we are home to a Changing Places toilet in the centre, an important facility which helps make Exeter city centre accessible for all.”


If you would like to participate in Purple Tuesday or would like some more information, please email info@purpletuesday.org.uk or visit the website – www.purpletuesday.org.uk.

For info on Living Options Devon email info@livingoptions.org or visit www.livingoptions.org
 

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About Us

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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There are a number of ways you can contact us:

By telephone: 01392 459222

By email: info@livingoptions.org

By SMS: 07958 517919

By post: Living Options Devon, Ground Floor Units 3-4, Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter EX2 8PW