Shop and hospice access for people with disabilities
Our hospice building in Chapel-en-le-Frith is accessible to wheelchairs and includes small items and trinkets to buy, to help raise vital hospice funds. Our shops in Buxton and New Mills are unfortunately not accessible for people who are dependent on wheelchairs due to steps outside, but people who can transfer can be assisted by handrails when inside. Our Chapel shop and the ground floor of our Whaley Bridge department store are both accessible to those in wheelchairs, and inside there are supportive aids too. Staff and volunteers will also be on hand to offer assistance if there’s a particular item they can look for on your behalf. We also have larger, well-defined signage for those with impaired vision across our retail sector.
Above all, people with any disability including visible ones or those with learning disabilities, can rest assured that there will always be a warm welcome from our retail staff and volunteers, who will be able to provide assistance and support as necessary. Our shops provide a safe place for anyone who is feeling scared or uneasy when out and about across the High Peak – please just bob in and one of our staff members will be able to assist by calling a loved one or ensuring that you feel comfortable enough to continue on your journey.