An Access statement is a description of a business’ facilities and services to inform people with access needs.

Access Statements allow for a written, descriptive approach to providing a wide range of information on accessibility.  All areas of a business are described from car parking & arrival to toilets. 

Four good reasons to have an Access Statement…

1. Minimum requirement for VisitEngland accommodation
    and visitor attraction quality scheme members  
2. Can help you to meet your obligations under
    the Equality Act 2010 
3. Marketing opportunity, informs your visitors in one concise document 
4. England's population is ageing and almost 1 in 5 people are disabled

Check out the best practice examples on the right of this page.  These examples include all possible sections and may therefore be longer than a typical Access Statement.

Access Statement Tool

Frequently Asked Questions Go

What makes a good Access Statement? How will it benefit my business? Find out the answers to these questions and more before getting started.


New and Improved Access Statement Tool Go

VisitEngland provides a free online Access Statement Tool to guide you through a clear four step process to produce an Access Statement. 


Real Example - Small Serviced Accommodation Go

No. 8 Lytham Bed and Breakfast

Troutbeck View

Real Example - Self-Catering Go

This Access Statement for Troutbeck View also features a useful Floor Plan, available on their website.


Real Example - Self-Catering Go

Cliffside House - Studio

Halifax VC & Art Gallery

Real Example - Attraction Go

Halifax Visitor Centre & Art Gallery

Papplewick Pumping Station

Real Example – Attraction Go

Papplewick Pumping Station