Neuro Café 17th August 2022 by Linda S
Sarah hosted today's session on travel tips and inspiration for over the summer break. Despite a survey claiming 70% of disabled people do not fly, being disabled does not mean you cannot travel! Travel home and abroad is possible but requires planning.
Location of trip
Is it accessible to your level of mobility?
Would hiring a mobility scooter/electric wheelchair help?
How long do you want to be away from home?
How will you get there ?
Toilets/ facilities ?
Do you want to go alone or with others?
Do you need to take medication?
Radar key. Gives access to disabled toilets around the UK.
Motability - Scooters, powered wheelchairs. Leased using mobility allowance.
Shop mobility - Centres around the UK, which hire out mobility equipment to the public.
Limitless Travel. A specialist holiday provider for people who have mobility restrictions and disabilities. The company was set up by Angus Drummond, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was 22.
Visit London accessible day trip inspiration in London:
Rough guides: Guide to accessible Britain:
Disable access review site Euan's guide. Disabled people, their family, friends and carers can find and share reviews on the accessibility of venues around the UK and beyond.
Here are some ideas to explore...
Live music. Attitude is everything. Improving access to music and live events.
Cinema exhibitor association card. Entitles the holder to one free ticket for a person accompanying them. To be eligible, the holder must receive Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance or be registered blind.
Access London Theatre. Links you to individual theatres in London for accessibility information.
The Members' Area has more information.