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Aylesbury event back to offer support for young people with disabilities

This follows from the success of last year's event which saw over 50 interactive stalls being staffed by experts in their field.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:43am 22nd October 2019. 2-minute read.

Aylesbury event back to offer support for young people with disabilities

An event aimed at helping young people with disabilities is back in Aylesbury today.

'Access All Areas' 2019 is on between 10am - 4pm at Stoke Mandeville Stadium - the birthplace and home to the Paralympics. 

From information about health and housing to advice on safer sex and cancer screening, the stalls have been set up to offer support and services to anyone with a disability and autism over the age of 14 as well as their family, friends and carers. 

The stalls will be accompanied by accessible sport and activities leaders, who will be running a range of workshops and sessions throughout the day.

As well as cookery demonstrations there will be a few surprises like a virtual reality healthy eating game and "chillout zone".

The 'Access All Areas' event is the result of a partnership between Buckinghamshire County Council, health and community services with the aim to narrow the health inequalities gap between those who have learning disabilities and autism and others in Bucks (people with a learning disability live 10-15 years less than the general population).

In a statement from Lin Hazell, Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing, she said:

"We had a great response last year to the event, and people found it extremely helpful.

"It really raises awareness for all the amazing support that is available across the county, in areas people might not ever think of."

Entrance to 'Access All Areas' is free but must be booked advance.

More information can be found here.

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