4elements Theatre Company is committed to social inclusion on all levels.
We support the Social Model of Disability, understanding that people are disabled by barriers in society, not by their impairment or difference. Barriers can be physical, like buildings not having accessible toilets. Or they can be caused by people’s attitudes to difference, like assuming disabled people can’t do certain things.
We will support access for disabled people to performances in line with Article 30 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
As a theatre company we have a clear understanding that our participants and audiences are made up of individuals of all ages potentially with physical, sensory, intellectual and mental health challenges.
The performance spaces will be accessible to wheelchair users and any individuals with mobility challenges.
Provision will be made to liaise with carers and personal assistants, supporting those with physical, sensory, intellectual and mental health challenges, in order to enable full participation in performance events.
Outreach will be made to marginalised communities through invitations to performances at discounted rates for community development groups and organisations supporting individuals with physical, sensory, intellectual and mental health challenges.
As an organisation we will ensure compliance with all government Health and Safety and Child Protection guidelines and legislation.