Bramley Baths launches disabled pool hoist appeal

Bramley Baths. Photo: Courtney Harrison

Community-led Bramley Baths has launched a crowdfunding appeal to help make its facilities more accessible for all.

The Grade II Listed Baths is asking people to help raise £3,250 to buy a new hoist to help disabled people get in and out of the Edwardian pool. The new hoist would cost £8,750 and The Baths has managed to secure grants to pay for the bulk of the cost.

The Baths’ current hoist doesn’t cater for all disabilities and requires two members of staff to operate it, which is a further inconvenience for disabled and older people attempting to get into the pool.

Bramley Baths chief executive Sue Stones said:

“We want to provide a level playing field for everybody and ensure our pool is accessible for all our community, so we’re asking for people’s help to buy a new disabled pool hoist.

“A new hoist would provide access to all and ensure those who want to access the pool independently can do so.

“We’re a historic Edwardian pool, but people may not realise our general accessibility for disabled people is good. People in wheelchairs, for example, can easily come from reception through to poolside. The new pool hoist would complete that experience and make a real difference to people.”

You can donate online here or make a donation in reception.

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