Bergheim – assistance dog friendly!

We are pleased to announce that Bergheim has joined the growing list of assistance dog friendly municipalities!

A nice statement by Volker Mießeler, mayor of the district town of Bergheim:

„Alle Menschen sollten einen barrierefreien Zugang zu Verwaltungsdienstleistungen erhalten, auch und insbesondere mit Assistenzhund. Mit der Zutrittskampagne „Assistenzhund willkommen – hier & überall“ geht die Kreisstadt Bergheim einen weiteren wichtigen Schritt, hin zu einer inklusiven Stadtgesellschaft. Zudem handelt es sich hierbei um eine Maßnahme des Bergheimer Aktionsplans für Inklusion.“

Here are two photos of newspaper articles published about this development. Please excuse that these are not available as a PDF or website link, this has unfortunately not been published online.

A newspaper article with the title “District town Bergheim is assistance dog friendly”.
A newspaper article from Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, with the title “The helper animal is allowed into the town hall”.

It was not only newspapers that reported on the issue. Click on the image below (or here) for a film by BMTV Regional Television. If you scroll down, there is a second version with subtitles for the hearing impaired.

The “Assistance Dog Welcome” campaign was made possible by funding from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the Aktion Mensch.

Logo - Funded by: Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
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