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e-Petition: We call for all premises in Wales to be awarded an Access Certificate number similar to the Food Hygiene Certificate.

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We are calling for the Welsh Government to bring in an "Access Certificate" showing numbers from zero to five along the lines of the Food Hygiene Certificate. All buildings used by the public such as shops, food outlets, sports clubs, pubs and offices as well as public transport services should be assessed on how wheelchair accessible they are, as well as how easy it is for someone with a sensory impairment or learning disability to use.

We want all premises to be given a number which they could then display to show how disabled friendly their premises are. We hope that those who achieve high ratings will possibly persuade other nearby premises to improve access and get a high rating themselves.


When Food Hygiene Certificates were first introduced in Wales they were not mandatory, but later became so. Since the introduction of the Food Hygiene Certificate we believe food standards have vastly improved and premises with a high number use the certificate with pride.  We believe premises will make a bigger effort to improve access and services for the disabled community if a similar Certificate was introduced for access. 

We believe the introduction of such a certificate will hugely improve services for disabled shoppers and those who want to go out for a drink, a meal or to use public transport, facilities most take for granted.

To achieve a five rating a premises will not just need to be wheelchair accessible but be fully inclusive for those with visual and hearing impairments, and possibly have staff understanding to those with learning impairments.

Having a restaurant with a braille menu or staff able to use sign language can make a huge difference and give someone a far easier and less stressful experience when doing everyday things most take for granted.

One idea may be, as well as having the Five to Zero rating to have extra symbols underneath to show if a premises has full wheelchair access, an accessible toilet, info in braille, staff who can use sign language and autism friendly.

We feel that this will result in big improvements. Many food outlets compete with each other to get a higher rating and we hope this will be the same with Access Certificate.​

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Petition details

Petition Status: Collecting signatures
Petition Start Date: 23/11/2017
Open until midday on: 31/03/2018
Principal Petitioner(s) Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People


25 most recent signatures

Total signatures: 2110

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Margaret Jury Bridgend 20/03/2018
Ella Smons Ogmore 20/03/2018
Sara Flay Neath 20/03/2018
John Butcher Ogmore 19/03/2018
Carwyn Thomas Gower 19/03/2018
Vicky Thomas Aberavon 19/03/2018
Gillian Preston Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 19/03/2018
Daniel Parrott Vale of Glamorgan 19/03/2018
Jessica Smith Neath 19/03/2018
Adele Jones Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 19/03/2018
Eiry Davies Llanelli 19/03/2018
Catherine Perrett Swansea West 19/03/2018
Sarah Birtwisle Newson Brecon and Radnorshire 19/03/2018
Tom Barker Swansea West 19/03/2018
Kerry Cockman Bridgend 18/03/2018
Jayne Fitzgerald Aberavon 18/03/2018
Tom Turner Bridgend 17/03/2018
Jamie Wallis Vale of Glamorgan 17/03/2018
Mrs M Baldwin Ogmore 17/03/2018
Anthony Morris Ogmore 17/03/2018
Margaret Cottrell Torfaen 17/03/2018
Dave phillips Vale of Glamorgan 17/03/2018
Iwan Hughes Dwyfor Meirionnydd 16/03/2018
Mair Thomas Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 16/03/2018
Teifion Cook Swansea West 16/03/2018

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