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Disabled Parking at UK Airports - A useful guide for any disabled traveller wanting to park their car at UK airports. 

 

Blue Badge Parking in Europe – drivers can now enjoy a little extra peace of mind!

Driving in Europe can be a stressful prospect for anyone, but negotiating local parking laws and finding an accessible space when you're a disabled driver or have a disabled passenger can create additional frustration. Driving regulations vary by country and sometimes it's difficult to find out what disabled parking concessions do and don't apply within Europe.

What’s more, drivers may also have to overcome additional barriers, such as language, which can cause unwanted stress when it comes to your parking card being accepted or recognised. For this reason, iCarhireinsurance.com have created a simple print-out for drivers to display next to their Parking Card.

The print-out explains that the card holder is a disabled visitor to the country and that the Blue Badge Parking Card should allow the driver the same parking concessions as a disabled citizen of that country.

These have been translated and plotted on a map of Europe for your convenience so you can easily select and print the one(s) appropriate for the country you're visiting.

Simply visit: https://www.icarhireinsurance.com/disabled-driving-in-europe to download & print yours today!

 

The Mobility Aid Centre offers a range of wheelchairs that are made to be used for travel. Please click here for further details: http://www.themobilityaidscentre.co.uk/mobility-equipment/wheelchairs/travel

 

PosAbility Magazine

PosAbility Magazine is an innovative, fresh publication that focuses on the opportunities available to disabled people today. We cover a wide variety of topics from sports to get involved in, accessible holiday ideas, days out for the family, all the latest products, exclusive competitions and much more. Our aim is to inspire people to live life to the full no matter what their abilities. To find out more or to subscribe to the magazine visit http://www.posabilitymagazine.co.uk ​

 

PARKAT

Parkat compares Airport Parking faciliates and prices across the United Kingdom. We compare thousands of car parking spaces from multiple suppliers and booking agents. Each quote comes with disabled access advice. www.parkat.co.uk/disabled

 

Stairlifts Nationwide 

Cover the whole of UK providing all types of stairlifts - curved, straight and outdoor stairlifts across a range of makes and models.www.stairliftprices.co.uk

 

MS Society Partnership

Accessible Travel and Leisure, having recently signed a partnership agreement with the MS Society to become a preferred supplier, are now able to offer holidays that can be purchased by using the MS Society’s Short Breaks & Activities (SBA) Fund. The fund provides grants to people with MS and/ or their carers to access the sort of holiday they choose, whatever that may be. It can be used to contribute towards the cost of short breaks, respite care, and other activities for people with MS and their carers and families.

For some people with MS and their carers, arranging a holiday can be a daunting prospect. Other people may know what they want to do, but need some financial assistance to achieve this. As a result, the MS Society can now give grants towards holidays and respite care, if there is no health or social services funding available.

Holidays and Short breaks aim to support carers caring for a family member, partner or friend in taking a break in a variety of ways giving both the carer, and person cared for, positive results. In the past, respite has meant a break in a care home or nursing home, but times have changed and a break can come in many forms: a time to rest and recharge your batteries, or a chance to experience new things. You might like to take a break with your loved one, maybe with some extra support, or you might like the idea of pursuing separate activities.

What we can help with

  • Planned and emergency respite care/ short breaks
  • Holidays
  • An activity or experience for someone with MS and/ or their carer
  • Additional costs of equipment hire and accessible accommodation/
  • Transport needed to enable a holiday or short break
  • Salary costs for a professional carer needed to help someone with
  • MS or their carer have a break, either in the home or elsewhere
  • Taster sessions for some alternative or complementary therapies

To find out more about financial assistance from the MS Society, contact your local branch or the grants team at the MS Society’s national office in London on 020 8438 0700. If you live in Scotland, contact the grants team in Edinburgh on 0131 335 4050.

As soon as you receive confirmation from the MS Society that your funding assistance has been approved by the grants team, contact Accessible Travel & Leisure on 01452 – 729739 and we can help to organise a holiday or short break to suit your needs and requirements.

 

 

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