We are a national organisation comprised of regional groups, some of whom hold meetings.

Each member of the Association is linked to one of the regional groups.

Regions each have a representative on National Council, the main governing arena of the Association.

Regions may also receive an annual Regional Allowance, depending on how many members they have. This can be put towards things like venues, refreshments and general expenses.

 

What can I expect at meetings?

Each region sets its own agenda for meetings and discussions, which is driven by the members.

Some regions meet quarterly, others meet more frequently.

Continuous professional development (CPD) is integral to most meetings and is supported by guest speakers from all areas of access; researchers, campaigners, other professionals and suppliers.

Some regions meet at or visit different places or buildings to explore interesting access features or facilities.

 

Where is my local group?

Members are usually part of the region where they are based for their professional or voluntary work.

However if a different region is more convenient members may choose which to be linked to.

Map of Access Association by postcode

Eastern

Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk

East Midlands

Derbyshire, Humberside, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland

London & South East

Kent, Surrey, Sussex, London, Middlesex

Northern

Yorkshire

North East

Northumberland, County Durham, Teesside, Tyneside and Wearside

North West

Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside

South Central

Avon, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire

Wales

Whilst there are members in other parts of the UK there are not yet sufficient to form new regional group, for example, Scotland, South-West, or West Midlands.

However, members based in these regions still have access to national and other region’s events, as well as networking etc.

If you would like information about a region contact the Membership Secretary