Disability Cornwall opens Warehouse

Laurence Reed (far right) open the warehouse with members of the Disability Cornwall Trustees & staff

Disability Cornwall has launched its refurbished premises and a range of professional services at two special events.

Marking International Day of Disabled People, the charity officially opened the Warehouse – an accessible venue that forms Disability Cornwall’s main base.

BBC Radio Cornwall presenter Laurence Reed officially opened the facility in Hayle last week, which will be available to businesses and organisations to hire.

The following day an open day was held giving members of the community an opportunity to find out more about how the organisation makes a positive difference to the lives of disabled people in the county.

Executive Director Jane Johnson said: “Holding the launch of the Warehouse around International Day for Disabled People helps us recognise and celebrate together the positive role disabled people play in society by promoting inclusion, independence and choice.”

Refurbishment work at the Warehouse, based on Guildford Road Industrial Estate, was carried out thanks to £40k of grant funding from Capacity Builders, a national organisation that supports charities and social enterprises.

It features a conference room, meeting space, accessible kitchen and bathrooms, hearing loop, wheelchair-friendly entrance and easy-to-read signage.