The Disability Discrimination Act places duties on public authorities, when carrying out their functions, to have due regard to:

•           promote positive attitudes towards disabled people

•           encourage participation by disabled people in public life

These are collectively referred to as ‘the disability duties’.

Disability Action Plan
The council has produced a Disability Action Plan which explains how we can fulfil the disability duties. Download the plan below. You can request an alternative format, including braille and minority languages, by contacting the council on 0300 013 3333.

Our Disability Action Plan ensures that the council fulfils its statutory obligations in compliance with Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA 1995) (as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006).

The plan outlines the actions and processes that the council will undertake to ensure that issues facing people with disabilities or their carers, are effectively mainstreamed within council decision making processes and service delivery.

The Disability Action Plan is monitored annually and a report presented to the council and submitted to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland each August.

Disabled Go

Ards and North Down Borough Council work with DisabledGo.  DisabledGo offers information on access to buildings/venues across the UK.  Visit DisabledGo's website for more information on access to  venues in the borough and further afield. For more information please visit the DisabledGo website

Changing Places
There are currently two Changing Places in Council facilities. They are located in:

  • Bangor Aurora Aquatics and Leisure Complex
  • Comber Leisure Centre

Additional Changing Places will be located in the new Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex (opening December 2018) and also at Groomsport Harbour. 

For more information about Changing Places please visit Changing Places website