We have made every effort to make this site accessible and easy to use for everyone dependant upon what browser you are using, should you choose to use, or if you suffer from any disabilities.

All pages on this site have been subject to an accessibility audit and should be valid to XHTML 1.0 Transitional, use CSS and conform to the WCAG AA standard. Where individual pages fall short of the AA rating we will specify which standard has been achieved. To read more about W3C standards, please choose from one of the links below.


                               Valid xhtml 1.0valid css 2WAI AA                                    

You can specify the font sizes, styles, foreground and background colours of web pages displayed on your computer screen, even if the author of the web page has already specified these. You can also specify the colour used to indicate links in Web pages, or a special colour for links that are used only when the mouse passes over the link. This is useful if you have low vision, need larger fonts, or need high-contrast colours.


Microsoft Internet Explorer for PC


1) Open your Internet Explorer Web Browser

2) Select 'Tools' from the menu at the top of your window

3) From the options which appear, select 'Internet options....'

4) Click on the 'General' tab

5) Click on the button marked 'Accessibility'

6) To change your font size, select the checkboxmarked 'Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages'

7) To remove background and font colours, select the checkbox marked 'Ignore colours specified on web pages'

8) Click OK (and again if necessary)

9) Select 'View' from the menu at the top of your window

10) From the options which appear, select 'Text size'

11) Select your desired text size 


Microsoft Internet Explorer for Apple Mac

1) Open your Internet Explorer Web Browser

2) Select the 'edit' menu at the top of your window

3) From the options menu which appear, select 'preferences'

4) Click on 'web content'

5) Deselect the button marked 'show style sheets'

6) Return to the list of preferences

7) Click on 'web browser'

8) Select 'language/fonts'

9) Select the font size you require


If you have any difficulties using this site that you believe we could address, please let us know. It would be helpful if your e-mail contained the following:

        1) the URL(s) (web-address) of the page(s) that you are having difficulties with 
        2) the nature of your disability 
        3) a description of the problem area


If you have a solution to suggest, please feel free to do so by either clicking here or by e mailing the Web Administrator at

(An impact assessment has been undertaken on the website to make sure that, as far as is reasonably possible, we have taken into account the needs of all residents. Along the way, this assessment highlighted a number of actions to make sure that the website is as accessible as possible. These actions have been implemented and the site will be reviewed again in 6 months time to make sure it is still meeting the accessibility needs of our residents. Just click here to view the impact assessment itself).




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