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what an access panel is

Midlothian Access Panel is a group of people who work with and on behalf of people with disabilities and their carers to improve access to local buildings by providing Access Audits, and to provide information about access.

who are the Midlothian Access Panel?

The panel is made up of individuals some of whom have a disability, their carers, people with an interest in disability issues and professionals. i.e. representatives of Midlothian Council (Planning, Equality, Transport, Building and so on), commercial organisations and other interested agencies.

why is the Access Panel important?

  • The work of the Panel is significant owing to the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and The Disability Equality Duty.
  • The panel can help with advice to get new builds and installations right before money is spent, as well as suggesting improvements in existing situations.
  • Midlothian Access Panel also gives advice free to members of the public. They will also represent your needs to companies and advise how you can contact other organisations that may be able to help individuals. For information or help contact us on our contact page.