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Purple Tuesday

Posted: Friday 08th November

Freshney Place is proud to be joining hundreds of businesses nationwide this year in supporting Purple Tuesday, helping to improve the customer experience for people with disabilities.


Last year, the first ever Purple Tuesday was a huge success – with over 1,500 pledges to make concrete changes and improve the customer experience for disabled people. This included commitments such as: staff training, digital audits, better signage and training of frontline staff in basic sign language. Purple Tuesday gathered support from over 750 businesses. 


Freshney Place works hard to ensure it offers an inclusive environment for all its customers and in recent years, amongst other things, has created a weekly Autism Hour and provided customer facing staff with Makaton training.


Purple Tuesday has been developed by disability organisation Purple; which works with businesses to improve their customer experience for disabled people.