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Top Tips For Disabled Travellers

If you’re intending to get out and about around the UK for your next holiday, then it’s worth thinking about how you can look after the needs of every single one of your party, especially if they suffer with any disabilities. Any holiday or trip requires some planning to go into it to make it a success, but there are extra things to consider if you’re travelling with a disabled person. Here are some key things to think about.

Getting There

The first challenge is to work out the best way for you to reach your holiday destination. If you want to go by train then make sure you know before you set off that you will have assistance both when boarding your train and when alighting, and also let the guard know where you will be leaving the train so he or she can help you when you arrive. If you’re going by any other mode of transport, whether by coach or by plane, then it’s essential that you let the company know of any needs you and your party may have so that they can assist you to the best of their ability and help you to enjoy your journey. Of course you may prefer to travel independently in the comfort of your own car, in which case it may be worth investing in a specially designed vehicle from a firm like Allied Mobility which builds cars specifically for mobility-impaired people.

Where To Stay

When you’re looking for accommodation, it remains important to be in touch with the establishment so that they know what to expect and how best to provide the right service for you. Whether you’re staying at a top-end hotel or a humble bed and breakfast, find out if there is step free access or a suitable ramp for wheelchairs. Do they have a large bathroom with grab handles fitted to help anyone who needs support when using the facilities? Is there a parking space for disabled guests? These are all points to clarify before you decide to book anywhere, even if it means ringing up the manager and detailing what you need for your guests and assessing whether or not they can provide it. It may take a little more time and effort, but it will be worth it in ensuring your party has the best possible holiday experience.

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