What are Access Groups?
Local access groups provide representation in campaigning; awareness raising; responding to public consultations; and providing direct advice to local authorities and organisations on specific local access issues and projects. Many local access groups comprise only of a small number of people, mainly volunteers. Generally all members have a personal experience of an impairment and advice is often either provided free of charge, or recipients are asked to make a contribution to expenses, or a donation to the group.
Find a local Access Group
The Forum aims to raise the profile of disabled people in the community and provide an accessible contact point for disabled people to identify what is not provided for disabled people and from this create and support initiatives for measurable improvement.
The Basingstoke and District Disability Forum is a place for local disabled people to have a voice. Individuals, representatives of voluntary and community groups and statutory service providers get together to share concerns and information, review services, identify problems and look for solutions.
- email email@example.com
- tel 01256 423869
An umbrella organisation bringing together disabled people's user led organisations across Hampshire to give a stronger voice. Covering all disabilities.
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Eastleigh and District disability forum was founded in 2002 by a group of disabled people who wanted to make things better for local disabled people.
- email email@example.com
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- tel 01730 823664
The group meets bimonthly at the Town Hall in Gosport and is open to any disabled person living or working in Gosport and able bodied family members and carers. They campaign for improved access to services across the Borough, raise awareness and ensure disabled people are fully involved in the decision making process.
- address Gosport Borough Council, Town Hall, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1EB
- contact Richard Sturgess, Access Officer
- email email@example.com
- tel 023 9254 5535
The group is a small independent charitable group which exists to support members of the public and the local council with matters related both to disabled access and disability issues in general.
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
The group aims to be an effective voice in working with statutory authorities and others to achieve a freely accessible environment for the whole community.
- contact Vic Soane
- email: email@example.com
- tel 01252 690949
New Forest Access For All (NFAFA – pronounced nafa) is a small local charity run by a lively, dedicated group of volunteers. It was set up in 1997 to highlight the many access problems faced by members of the community, especially people with disabilities and we became a registered charity in 2004. We are affiliated to the National Register of Access Consultants.
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- tel 01425 476938
Romsey Disability Forum was established in 1992 as a group of physically disabled people living in Romsey and the surrounding area
- contact John Hutson
- email email@example.com
- tel 01794 514538
Covers the geographical area of Rushmoor Borough Council – the towns of Farnbrorough and Aldershot in North East Hampshire
- contact Owen Durrett
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- tel 01252 816416
Winchester Area Community Action (WACA) is the Council for Voluntary Service supporting voluntary and community activity in the Winchester District area.
- address: Winchester Area Community Action (WACA), The Colebrook Centre, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LH
- tel 01962 854844
- email email@example.com