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Travelling with a wheelchair user

amj86amj86 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited December 2020 in Disabled people
Hi i am a carer for my sister with cerebral palsy. She is wheelchair bound. We used to struggle getting holidays that were accessible. I have a strong passion for travel and Recently became a travel agent. Since this i have found lots of holidays that are friendly and even better places that hire equipment hoists shower chair etc to make eveything so much easier. How does everyone else find travelling? I would love to help and share my knowledge with people
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,123 Pioneering
    edited December 2020
    Hi @amj86

    Welcome to the community, great post. You might find this recent blog post about accessible holidays interesting.

    For me, I often find that there is generally a lack of information and understanding available from holiday providers about the potential needs of disabled people.
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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,510 Scope community team
    Hello @amj86
    Great to meet you. I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world. Some places are trickier than others as you can imagine. The key to it for me is planning and then plan some more! Also, a lesson I learned very quickly was to expect things not to go smoothly all of the time. 
    There are great companies online now that have agents with knowledge of disabilities like mine, cerebral palsy. Travelling can be daunting but it's so rewarding.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,455 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome I have yet to travel outside the UK since becoming disabled and it is a daunting thought but a challenge I will be taking up once we can travel again

    I am lucky as I have a friend who travelled abroad lots with his disabled wife so hopefully can get some hints and tips from him
  • amj86amj86 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    i love travelling with my sister been all over florida europe and we will be going on a cruise in 2022. if you need any companies that hire equipment let me know i have used a few different ones. 
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