People’s Day accessibility guide
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People’s Day accessibility guide

​People’s Day is for everybody. We have compiled this access guide to help you enjoy a fantastic day out.

Key information

  • If you have any problems on the day you can go to the information point for assistance. This will be near to the children’s play park.
  • If you need any medical assistance on the day, there is first aid provided by St John’s Ambulance onsite and Accident and Emergency located at Lewisham Hospital nearby.
  • Different types of food and drink will be available to buy but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Blue Badge parking is accessible from the Stainton Road entrance.
  • A breastfeeding and baby-change tent is located in the children’s area.
  • You are free to come and go as often as you like throughout the day.
  • Should you become lost or lose your companion on the day, any event staff or security will be able to help you find your way or put out a call to locate your companion.
  • If you have any questions please contact us on the details below.

What to expect when you’re planning to visit Lewisham People’s Day

People’s Day takes up the whole of Mountsfield Park, Catford. It is free to attend, but you might want to bring money for food or other attractions.

The event opens at 12 noon and closes at 8pm. To ensure everyone’s safety, bags will be searched on your way in to the park. This may mean that there will be queues to enter. The park can get quite busy, but there are spaces to sit and rest.

There are five stages around the site. Not all performances are musical performances: there is art and drama on the day as well. While there are quieter spaces, there is likely to be some noise throughout the site.

There is a craft market where people display their arts and crafts, sometimes selling them and sometimes running activities. There are lots of other stalls for businesses or charities who want to tell you about what they do, raise money or run activities.

Watch a video about what you can expect to find at People’s Day.  

Sensory zone 

  • This year there will be a dedicated sensory area with trained staff for children and young people who may find some of the other activities overwhelming.
  • You can expect sensory play and a dark, quiet space as well as arts and crafts activities.
  • There will be a few sets of noise-cancelling headphones here for visitors to borrow.
  • You’ll find the sensory zone next to the George Lane entrance.

Sign language

  • For visitors who use British Sign Language we will have a BSL interpreter onsite.
  • They will be based at the information point and are available to sign performances.

Mobility

  • Access to the park is step free from the George Lane and Brownhill Road entrances, with George Lane entirely flat and Brownhill Road on a slope.
  • Wheelchairs are available to borrow on the day, which you can pick up from the information point on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to guarantee availability, please call us on 020 8314 6578 at least one week before the event. 
  • The park has a smooth path which runs across it between entrances.
  • There will also be a variety of accessible bicycles to try out which are adapted for a wide range of disabilities.
  • The park is on a slope, with the majority of activities at the top of the slope, and the youth village at the bottom.
  • Accessible toilets are available on site at all toilet blocks.
  • Blue badge parking is located at the Stainton Road entrance.

Dementia

We are working with the Alzheimer’s Society towards becoming a dementia-friendly festival.

There will be signage for key parts of the event with both pictures and words, and help for people with dementia will be available at the information point.

The majority of security and event staff on the day will be Dementia Friends. Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.

 

Contact

Events Team
Tel:
020 8314 7321

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