The Makaton Friendly scheme recognises local organisations and businesses that strive to make their services accessible to children and adults who use Makaton.
We are passionate about communication and firmly believe that all children and adults with a learning or communication difficulty should be able to access the same services and facilities as everyone else.
We have created a Makaton Friendly map where you can see all the current Makaton Friendly places. So far there are cafés, donkey sanctuaries and a local post office! We will pin new Makaton Friendly organisations as they are approved.
Look out for Makaton Friendly organisations which will have this symbol in their window:
Yes. Go to How to nominate for details.
The Makaton Friendly scheme is designed to recognise organisations or businesses that currently use Makaton in a simple, informal way to make Makaton users feel welcome and enable them to access services within their community. For example, this could be a café which has a symbol version of their menu or a hairdresser who knows a few signs.
All organisations that have been awarded Makaton Friendly status have demonstrated that they:
You can help in a number of ways! Not only can you help get more organisations in your community nominated for the award but you can also:
If you would like more information about the Makaton Friendly scheme, please call us on 01276 606760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marwell Zoo near Winchester has become the first zoo to gain a Makaton Friendly award. With around half a million visitors and over 40,000 school children they aim to make sure every one of them has an amazing experience...