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Is there any funding for long distance travel to relocate my mother?

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Purpledragon
Purpledragon Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi I have a two part question is there any funding for long distance travel to relocate my elderly mother and secondly is there any accessible toilets on the route that you dont have to trapes through the whole services to get to them (most you have to go through the whole store for them to tempt you to buy stuff or they have great big stairs or long ramps.. my journey would be from London to Scotland  not sure whether to go M1 M6 route or A1 route  much depends on the advice I get here.. Thanks in advance

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Purpledragon and welcome to the community :) Thank you for your questions.

    In terms of funding for long distance travel, I know that concessionary or free travel is generally more of an option when using public transport, as explained on citizens advice. I'm unsure whether there would be funding for travelling by car.

    In terms of services, I'm afraid I don't have a working knowledge of accessible toilets on that route, but perhaps you could get in touch with Welcome Break, who run a number of services across the country. They may well be able to advise you further. The website also has a journey planner, which you may find useful.

    In the meantime I'll mark your post as unanswered so that our members can find it easily.

    Let us know if we can help further.

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  • Purpledragon
    Purpledragon Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi Alex public transport not appropriate i was looking more of assisted travel and seeing if there was any grants or companies that do that. if i have to use my own mobility car regarding the toilets i have already contacted welcome break so far they have just pointed out that they have accessible toilets not if you have to walk through the whole site. i have emailed them again for more details and options. I thought the forum may have some more real world experience and advice 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Okay @Purpledragon I'll look into assisted travel and see what I can find, thanks for clarifying.

    I can understand the difficulty in getting to the toilets themselves. As a wheelchair user I know that they can be very long walks! Hopefully they can come back to you with more options.

    As I mentioned, I've marked this post as unanswered, so hopefully soon someone with more experience in long car journeys will be able to share their thoughts :)
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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,731 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's a long way to relocate, have she moved now??
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