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Special Assistance

Hi everyone, I have had a rough start to the year with Flare up after flare up and then managed a meeting at London Southend Airport about special assistance for a blog post on my website and that caused another flare up!
But spring is almost here!
It was a fascinating visit and a great insight into how they help people who require special assistance.

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,941 Disability Gamechanger
    @Zec Richardson Thank you for sharing that with us
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,595 Scope online community team
    Thanks for sharing this @Zec_Richardson. I've lived close to Southend Airport for quite a while but have never flown from there. I really didn't expect it to be so disability friendly and to hear that there's opportunities for someone with anxiety to visit ahead of time is really interesting. Hopefully it might go some way to making the whole experience a bit less of an unknown commodity.
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  • Zec Richardson
    Zec Richardson Member Posts: 152 Pioneering
    Thanks for sharing this @Zec_Richardson. I've lived close to Southend Airport for quite a while but have never flown from there. I really didn't expect it to be so disability friendly and to hear that there's opportunities for someone with anxiety to visit ahead of time is really interesting. Hopefully it might go some way to making the whole experience a bit less of an unknown commodity.
    I am in Southchurch but used to live near The Ann Boleyn.
    I also had never been in the new terminal and it was very interesting to have a tour of the airport.
    It did leave one question about actually flying as was told that on board you have to be able to get yourself to toilet and yet the CAA says the airline has to have an onboard aisle chair to assist you to toilet.
    But the post was about the airport and not actually flying but I have contacted Easy Jet to enquire!

  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    Thankyou for putting this post on for us.

    It does look and sound very disabled friendly and the addition of a new Changing Places loo will be great, when it is installed.

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