Image: NHS Forth Valley illustration We have met with the project team that is creating the proposals and plans for the new Health Centre in Doune. We had a formal discussion about the layout design, where we highlighted some issues that were apparent to us. The main issue was that the administration offices and manager’s offices were located in the area that we believe should have been a clinical consultation area, to reduce the amount of walking patients have to do. We als
Our Panel is pushing for the Stirling area to have more accessible homes. The Blackwood Foundation has identified a list of generic features that cause inaccessibility and which are commonly found in houses that were not designed with disabled people in mind. These include: Plug sockets too low down Kitchen cabinets being either too low or too high Pipe boxes which can dominate space in kitchens and bathrooms Inappropriate door handles Inappropriate taps Inaccessible bathroo
We have sent in an extensive submission to Stirling Council as part of its assessment and consultation around Housing Need and Demand. We believe that a minimum of 16% of the total housing stock in the local area should be designed or adapted so that it is accessible. There is a need for homes that are suitable, safe and comfortable for the range of health and social care needs of the local population. Our submission The Panel is not a housing expert so our submission and de
We have met with Ian White Associates, the landscape architects involved with the Stirling River Park, to discuss the 10 proposed pedestrian bridges that would cross the River Forth. We are keen to ensure that their location is suitable for everyone. This includes ensuring that proper consideration is given to related issues like close parking, flat and level access, regular seating points and segregated bike lanes on the bridges. We also raised the subject of proximity of
We have discussed with Stirling Council Building Control a number of access issues related to the design of the Krispy Kreme stand in the Thistle Centre. It is not a suitable design for wheelchair users.