Does having a disability put you off going on holiday? Does it feel like too much effort to research the hotel’s, transportation and area to see if you could get around easily? It can be difficult when you know a place says it’s accessible but then you discover there are stairs or a very steep hill to navigate before you get there. Discoveries like this can ruin your holiday and that is where tourism for all comes in. They provide disabled tourists and travellers with a personalised information and advice service. Although they’re not travel agents they help disabled people plan and take holidays and breaks – both in the UK and overseas – with confidence. You can check out their website at www.tourismforall.org.uk
Everyone deserves to get away and enjoy their holiday tourism for all can help you do that.
March 19, 2018 | Donna Eade
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the closure of Wigan and Leigh Shopmobility. After 30 years of serving their community, they were unable to secure funding to retain the service that had been apart of the community for so long. You can read more on their website page HERE.
It is a great loss both to the local community and to the NFSUK. We urge you all to support your local schemes as much as possible whether that is through a donation of money, time, or other. These services are so vital for the people who use them, they are often vulnerable members of the community trying to maintain their independence.
One way you can support your local scheme, if you have a scooter of your own, is by registering your scooter on the National Mobility Register, £6 of your registration fee goes to your chosen scheme. The register is there to help prevent theft and aid in recovery and was set up by the NFSUK in March 2017. This register is for scooters and power chairs and registration is done online. You can find out or register your vehicle HERE
February 5, 2018 | Donna Eade