Campaigners to reward 'good practice'

Ipswich Blind Society is launching its “Good Practice” scheme to reward businesses which provide good services for the visually impaired.

Ipswich Blind Society is launching its “Good Practice” scheme to reward businesses which provide good services for the visually impaired.

The scheme covers all businesses which operate within the Ipswich borough boundary, and is divided into six categories - Retail (shops and other “high street” services), Leisure (including cinemas, pubs, restaurants, theatres, etc), Travel (including buses, trains and taxis), Care Services (medical centres, dentists, opticians, hearing centres, etc), Work undertaken in the home (such as builders, plumbers and carpet fitters) and Buildings/Facilities (Jobcentres, council enquiry offices, government agencies).

Entry is free, thanks to sponsorship has been obtained from Ipswich Building Society and the East of England Co-operative Society.

The society is now inviting nominations, either direct from businesses or from their customers, following which their premises will visited on a “mystery shopper” basis. For further details, call 01473 219712 and ask for a Good Practice Award leaflet which contains a nomination form.