Being able to get out and about is a big part of everyday life. As a local resident it is your right to have access to range of amenities including:

  • shops
  • cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants
  • public and community transport
  • leisure and community centres
  • cinema, bowling, bingo and other leisure facilities
  • sporting events like football and rugby matches
  • hair and beauty facilities
  • libraries, museums, theatres and halls
  • public toilets
  • colleges and training centres
  • parks and gardens

Accessibility guides

Here are a few places you can go to help you find inclusive facilities and disability-friendly services within Kirklees and the UK.


The AccessAble website provides online access guides to venues across the UK. You can find detailed information about access to all kinds of places including hotels, cinemas, hospitals, sports grounds, restaurants, council offices, parks and tourist attractions.

AccessAble website

Rough Guide to Accessible Britain

The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is available to read online for free. It's packed with over 200 inspiring ideas for fantastic worry-free days out with reviews, hints and tips on some of the UK's best attractions written by and for disabled people.

Please note: the guide is difficult to read on a mobile device and may not be legible for users of assistive technology.

Rough Guide to Accessible Britain

Euan's Guide

Euan's Guide has thousands of disability access listings and reviews of venues in the UK and beyond, written by disabled people for disabled people.

Euan's Guide website

Reasonable adjustments

The law states that a facility or service must provide reasonable adjustments so you can access a particular service. What is deemed a reasonable adjustment depends on:

  • your disability
  • how practical the changes are
  • if the change you ask for would overcome the disadvantage you and other disabled people experience
  • the size of the organisation
  • how much money and resources are available
  • the cost of making the changes
  • if any changes have already been made.

Duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people has lots of information on reasonable adjustments and the type of things which organisations are expected to do.

Guide dogs

It is against the law to refuse entry because someone has a guide dog due to their care and support needs. If you have been refused entry because you have a guide dog, then you should talk to a support organisation. They will be able to help you with what steps you need to take.

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