Barclays take part in Disabled Access Day!


Barclays are the official headline partner of Disabled Access Day 2017!

From providing accessible services for customers, to assisting other businesses to become more inclusive, Barclays are truly committed to making a more accessible and inclusive society. 

What’s going on? 

If you’re lucky enough to live near Edinburgh, Leeds or London then pop into Barclays where the branches are being turned into Access Day hot spots with a range of fun and inclusive activities, exhibits and giveaways taking place.

Edinburgh, Princes Street, EH2 2AN - 10th and 11th March

Activities will include branch accessibility tours, pop-up stands from local charity Mindroom (and more to be announced), mini exhibition of work by disabled artist Sarah Ezekiel, bPay promotion and more.

Leeds, Albion Street, LS1 5AA - 10th and 11th March

It’s all happening in Leeds, where activities will include branch accessibility tours, pop-up stands from Leep, Your Health Matters, People in Action, Leeds Mencap, Specialist Autism Services, Sunshine and Smiles, mini exhibition of work by disabled artist Sarah Ezekiel and a bPay promotion.

On Friday 10th, at around 11am, there will also be a very special event led by Parklands Primary school in conjunction with Caroline Atha School of Dance, special thanks to Heidi and Charlotte, don’t miss this!

Also on Friday Emma Horsfall, the local Digital Eagle, will be demonstrating how a Micro:bit, (a piece of technology that is used to teach children to code), could be used to help people with sight loss to navigate around the branch. This project has been done in partnership with the Micro:bit Foundation and Wayfindr. Everyone will be able to have a go.

London, Piccadilly Circus, W1B 5RA- 10th and 11th March

On Friday the branch will be hosting the Disabled Access Day Ambassador herself, multi-gold-medal-winning Paralympic Champion Sophie Christiansen CBE. Sophie will be meeting Access Day fans and signing autographs between 11-2pm, times subject to change.

Also on Friday there’ll be dance performances from dance groups Magpie Dance Group, 11:15 and 12:15, Stopgapdance Company ‘Troop,’ 14:30 and 15:30.

On Saturday, Cando2 Dance Company will be performing in the branch, 14:00 and 15:00.

On both days activities will include branch accessibility tours, pop-up stands from local charities and organisations, mini exhibition of work by disabled artist Sarah Ezekiel, bPay promotion and lots of other great initiatives. 

Other Barclays branches around the UK 

The branches listed below will be hosting mini events and displays, bringing to life all the ways you can make banking more accessible and some will be hosting pop-up stands with local disability groups and partners. For details of what’s happening, please check with your local branch. For details about the branch, including accessibility information, type the postcode into the Barclays Branch Finder.

Town Postcode Town Postcode Town Postcode
Bradford BD1 1EG Glasgow Argyll St G2 8BJ Slough SL1 1DT, 
Bristol BS1 3EA Hanley  ST1 2JQ Southampton SO14 7DZ, 
Cambridge  CB2 3AA Ipswich  IP1 1PB Stockport SK1 1XU
Canterbury CT1 2JX Islington  N1 8EH Stratford Broadway  E15 1XJ
Cardiff CF10 2DP Leicester East  LE1 1WA,  Streatham SW16 1BN
Chelmsford CM1 1BE Liverpool L2 1TD Swiss Cottage  NW3 6HY
Cheltenham  GL50 1EG Luton  LU1 2AE Walsall  WS1 1NG
Chester  CH1 2DY Maidstone  ME14 1QG Warrington WA1 1TW
Coventry  CV1 5QZ Middlesbrough  TS1 2NR Watford WD17 2BT, 
Croydon  CR9 1SX Newbury RG14 1AY Yeovil  BA20 1PX
Ealing W5 5JS Newcastle  NE1 7AF York YO1 8SE
Eastbourne  BN21 3NE Peterborough  PE1 1XB Jersey JE4 8NE
Enfield  EN2 6LS Preston PR1 2AD    
Exeter  EX1 1LX Sheffield  S1 2HN    


Eagle Labs

What's going on?

If you’re lucky enough to live near an Eagle Lab call in to find out more about how we can help make things more accessible. There are a range of fun and inclusive activities on offer, across the country.

Brighton Eagle Lab

Join Jon to find out more about E-nable Hands and Team Unlimbited – charities who help provide prosthetics for young people.

Bournemouth Eagle Lab

A range of opportunities are on offer in Bournemouth from maker workshops for Beaucroft Post 16 group and Diverse Abilities to hand assembly workshops. Call into the lab on Friday afternoon or Sunday afternoon and find out about the work of REMAP Wessex and how digital fabrication creates opportunities for everybody.

Notting Hill Eagle Lab

Join our accessibility roadshow breakfast in the lab on Friday morning to find out more about how 3D printing is improving lives.

Eagle Lab Accessibility

The creation of some of the Eagle Labs sites has been made possible thanks to the availability of underutilised space across the Barclays estate. Unfortunately, this means that in some cases they have inherited historical ‘back office areas’ or very old premises which don’t have the same high levels of physical access they would usually strive for. Before visiting, please check the Eagle Lab Accessibility Statement

Want to know more about what’s available to make banking more accessible, but can’t get to one of the events? Don’t worry, you can find out about Barclays accessible services by clicking here or at any branch next time you visit.

Own or run a business?

Being accessible to all makes good business sense as well as being the right thing to do. To find information on how to make your business more inclusive for all, click here.