On Tuesday the 12th of November it is Purple Tuesday. Purple Tuesday is an organisation which tries to make shops, services and businesses more accessible and inclusive of disabled customers.
Across the UK, the Purple Pound – the consumer spending power of disabled people and their families – is worth £249 billion and is rising by an average of 14% each year.
Worldwide, the Purple Pound equates to a staggering £2.25 trillion, yet less than 10% of businesses have a targeted plan to access this disability market. As a result, many disabled people cannot access services and businesses.
Purple Tuesday is about improvements to businesses and services to value and meet the needs of disabled customers. It is about making the customer experience accessible.
In the Eastleigh Swan Shopping Centre we will have a stall on Tuesday the 12th from 11-3. We will have leaflets and information about One Community, including Hate Crime reporting.
Please come along and chat with us, we would like to see you and hear how you would like access to services and businesses improved.