Making events accessible

Choosing a venue: Familiarity for target audience

In striving to make your event as accessible as possible, it is worth giving serious consideration to how familiar the venue might be to your target audience. So, for example, if you are thinking of using a university campus, consider if this is a setting the people who use services you are inviting are likely to be comfortable in? Would they be more relaxed in a community centre in their local area? Or, indeed, vice versa!

A service user commented:

Hold events in safe places and at safe times. Remember that I won’t always feel safe in the same places as straight people.