1st November will be the mark the fifth year that centre:mk has celebrated Purple Tuesday, in conjunction with disability organisation Purple. Established to promote awareness of the value and needs of disabled customers and improving access to destinations across the UK, it sits at the heart of centre:mk’s work to ensure the centre remains accessible to all.
As one of the first Changing Places changing rooms in the region and with ample disabled parking, disability scooter and wheelchairs available to hire and an ongoing training programme for staff to be able to recognise and assist guests with both seen and unseen disabilities. centre:mk works with the disabled community all year round to provide unrivalled facilities in the region.
This year, the centre team are using Purple Tuesday to invite a group of volunteers from a local care home, run by award winning charity MacIntyre, who provide a wide range of services for people with learning disabilities, autism, epilepsy, and communication difficulties, to come to the centre and give their feedback.
The volunteers will be given a centre:mk gift card to spend, to experience shopping, dining and facilities offered, such as The Sunflower Lanyard scheme, designed to help people with hidden disabilities receive the right level of help and support throughout the centre as they shop.
Kevin Duffy, centre:mk Director said “We are constantly looking to improve the shopping experience for everyone who visits the centre. We are at the heart of an incredibly diverse city and want to ensure all groups in the community feel welcome here and that we offer an environment that is comfortable for all abilities. Purple Tuesday is a fantastic way of getting the message out there that we are constantly striving to always improve and deliver the best customer service for every guest who visits.”
For further information on Purple Tuesday please see: https://purpletuesday.org.uk/