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Here at the Corsetry Retreat inclusivity is important to us. If there is anything we can do to make your time at the retreat easier or more comfortable then please let us know.

 

Disability

We have two ground floor bedrooms, one of which has a disabled friendly bath & shower which can be booked if you have a physical impairment. There are 3 steps between these bedrooms and the rest of the house, but a ramp can be installed on request, just let us know if this is something that would be useful for you. We can also arrange for you to have a bedroom that is upstairs but close to the communal rooms.

We are aware that many disabilities are invisible, if there is any other specific support that would benefit you then please have a chat with us and we will try our best to accommodate. For example if you have Irlen syndrome please let us know beforehand and we can print out handouts on appropriate paper. We can also cater for special diets, for instance for Crohn’s disease, colitis, or coeliac disease.

 

Neurodiversity

Many of us in the crafting and costume communities are neurodiverse, and we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to have a great experience.

Our event caters for many different learning styles, for instance,  we will do two different drafting methods: wrapping and draping which is entirely nonnumeric, and flat drafting with measurements and maths. The flat drafting will have written instructions as well as verbal and pictorial, and we have two tutors on hand, each with their own approaches. 

This is a very hands-on weekend, we will show and tell you things in varied ways, and there is time set aside for you to practise and digest the lessons. Demos will be recorded so that you can watch them back at home.

The main sewing room has space for 16 people, if you have sensitivity to noise you might like to bring ear defenders, and you are welcome to take your sewing machine to a quieter room during practice time.

We have a cosy room available for quiet socialisation where people can decompress.

We ring a gong to let you know when sessions are starting, please let us know if this might affect you and we can give you a pre-warning before it’s rung.

We do our best to avoid making schedule changes, but where these are essential we will make sure you have as much notice as possible.

If there’s anything else we can do to support you then please let us know.

We also have an Accessible Room with ensuite bathroom available

 

Description
Disability-friendly room on the ground floor with king-sized bed and views toward the old Norman church.

Please note, there are three steps between the room and the main house, however a ramp is available on request.

Please request this room only if it’s helpful to you.

Bathroom
Ensuite disability-friendly bathroom with shower and roll-top bath.

What’s included in the price
Your room with a private bathroom, 4 evening meals, 2 experienced tutors on hand. In addition, we will provide all materials needed for the workshops including coutil, boning & busks, flossing threads & eyelets. You’ll also have use of the halls spa facilities & communal areas.

Price for the full event
Single occupancy: £750
Double occupancy: £1,125

The Yellow Room at Skendleby Hall. Disability-friendly room on the ground floor with king-sized bed and yellow walls, with a large painting of a dark night with stars out above the bed. The bathroom is shown on the bottom half of the image and shows the accessibility assistance for the sink, toilet, shower, and bath.

Website Accessibility Statement

We want everyone who visits the The Corsetry Retreat website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.

What are we doing?
To help us make our website a positive place for everyone, we’ve been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with different levels of abilities, and user friendly for everyone.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for The Corsetry Retreat website to begin with and will be striving to achieve AAA standard wherever possible.

How are we doing?
We’ve worked hard on our website and believe we’ve achieved our goal of Level AA accessibility. We monitor the website regularly to maintain this, but if you do find any problems, please get in touch.

Let us know what you think
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