Tuesday 7th November will mark the 6th year that centre:mk has celebrated Purple Tuesday, in conjunction with disability organisation - Purple. Established to promote awareness of the value and needs of disabled customers and improve access to destinations across the UK, it sits at the heart of centre:mk’s work to ensure the centre remains accessible to all.
This year, the centre team are using Purple Tuesday to invite a group of residents from Camphill MK, a residential community that provides support and a meaningful working life for adults with a wide range of learning disabilities, to become mystery shoppers for the day.
The residents will be given a centre:mk gift card to use throughout the centre and will be invited to complete a survey; rating their experience of retailers, the service provided, and centre facilities. As one of the first ‘Changing Places’ changing rooms in the region and with ample disabled parking, disability scooter and wheelchairs available to hire, centre:mk works with the disabled community all year round to provide unrivalled facilities in the region.
Kevin Duffy, centre:mk Director said “With 1.8 billion disabled people in the World, (representing nearly a fifth of the population), it’s crucial that destinations including centre:mk, are truly inclusive and open to all. As the heart of an incredibly diverse city, we want to ensure all groups in the community feel welcome here and that we offer an environment that is comfortable for all abilities. Purple Tuesday is a fantastic way of getting the message out there that we are constantly striving to improve and deliver the best customer service for every guest who visits.”
For further information on Purple Tuesday please see: https://purpletuesday.org.uk/