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CGA accredited as a Communication Accessible organisation

We are pleased to announce that Community Gateway Association has been accredited as an Communication Accessible (CAUK) organisation.

Millions of people across the UK experience communication difficulties every day. The Communication Access symbol and training will support inclusive communication for all.

Communication Access UK is about including everyone. If you see the symbol it means:

  • Staff have received training about communication
  • The organisation is meeting standards
  • People with a communication difficulty are welcome

Why is Communication Access important?

Communication is not simply about the ability to speak but also the ability to hear and understand what is said.

Millions of people across the UK have communication difficulties, including both adults and children. Communication difficulties can occur for a range of reasons and leave millions without a voice, denying them equality of access and opportunity.

What are communication difficulties?

Communication is not simply about the ability to speak but also the ability to hear and understand what is said to us.

Some people may find it hard to ask a question, name an object or ask for help, while others may have speech difficulties that make them difficult to understand.

Others may have problems processing information and difficulties with reading and writing. Some may use communication devices and require time to create their message.

People with a range of conditions including cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, Down’s syndrome, autism, hearing impairment, stroke, brain injury, head and neck cancers, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, dementia and many more experience communication difficulties.

People without any specific conditions might also experience communication difficulties for a range of reasons.

The Communication Access Symbol and training will support inclusive communication for all and we are very proud to have been accredited as a Communication Accessible organisation.