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13 March 2020 - 7 Tips to help you travel with a physical disability.

For people with disabilities, traveling can entail a little more planning. Here are 7 tips to help simplify traveling if you have a physical disability.
 
 
https://www.fluxmagazine.com/traveling-physical-disability/

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13 March 2020 - Political candidate in France with Down''s syndrome

Some good news in today''s world.
 
The first-ever political candidate in France with Down''s syndrome is hoping to be elected in the upcoming municipal elections. She is campaigning for more rights for disabled people on the ticket of the incumbent mayor.
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-51860050/eleonore-laloux-is-looking-to-prove-it-as-france-s-first-political-candidate-with-down-s-syndrome

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12 March 2020 - Mobility Scooter Hire UK

Planing a UK city break for Easter but unable to take your Mobility Scooter?
 
We can arrange for the delivery to your hotel or accommodation.
 
Follow the link below to view more details or contact us at 0800 644 6062 for more details.
 
https://www.mobilityequipmenthiredirect.com/mobility-equipment-hire/c5268-mobility-scooter-hire-in-carlisle-england/

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11 March 2020 - Turkey - Profile Bed Hire

Planing on visiting Turkey?
 
We can arrange for the hire of a Profile Bed & Pressure Relief Mattress in several popular destinations such as Lara Beach and Antalya.
 
Follow the link below for more details or contact us at 0800 644 6062.
 
https://www.mobilityequipmenthiredirect.com/mobility-equipment-hire/c7908-bed-hire-in-turkey-lara/

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10 March 2020 - Disabled Friendly Lodge in England - Colliery Lodge, Swadlincote

Disabled Friendly Lodge in England - Colliery Lodge, Swadlincote

Colliery Lodge, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England

Colliery Lodge

Overlooking a private lake, Colliery Lane Lodges is a collection of bespoke lodges in a peaceful rural setting providing easy access to the Peak District National Park. With the attractions of Conkers Indoor and Outdoor Centre within 3 miles, Drayton Manor Theme Park 16 miles and Alton Towers just under an hours drive, Colliery Lane Lodges is the ideal base to experience everything the area has to offer from peaceful walks and cycling to the thrills and spills of the country’s top tourist attractions. Or just sit back and unwind with some fishing or in your outdoor hot tub, watching the sun set across the lake.

The Colliery Lodge is designed with a wheelchair user in mind, it provides:

  • Wheelchair Accessible Shower Room
  • Grab Rails
  • Level/ramped access into accommodation.

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10 March 2020 - Wheelchair Accessible House in England - Millinder House, Westerdale

Wheelchair Accessible House in England - Millinder House, Westerdale

Millinder House, Westerdale, North Yorkshire, England

Millinder House

If peace and tranquillity be the order of the day, then look no further. Nestling in the stunning Esk Valley, this holiday property has been lovingly converted from a 200 year old farm building and is situated just across the courtyard from the owners’ farmhouse which dates from the 12th century. It is tastefully furnished and decorated and offers excellent holiday accommodation.

Ideally situated in the beautiful North York Moors National Park, a scenic drive along the country roads takes you to the historic port of Whitby. The area abounds with smugglers coves and quaint fishing villages untouched by the passing years. An excellent base for exploring the surrounding area, with the Yorkshire coast and Heartbeat country both easily accessible.

Wheelchair users and disabled guests are warmly welcomed and carefully provided for. This Cottage is accessible, it provides:

  • Wheelchair accessible shower room
  • Grab Rails

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10 March 2020 - Coronavirus: What are your travel rights?

Thousands of flights have been cancelled by airlines as fewer people choose, or are able, to travel abroad following the Coronavirus outbreak.
 
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51615412

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9 March 2020 - Wheelchair Accessible Caravan in England - Landguard Holiday Park

Wheelchair Accessible Caravan in England - Landguard Holiday Park

Landguard Holiday Park, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England

Landguard Holiday Park

Between Shanklin and Sandown you’ll find a place where you don’t have to choose between countryside and beach. Landguard offers both the peace of the countryside and the fun of the seaside in equal measure. With three seaside resorts nearby, your family can get their fill of seaside fun at Landguard. The park sits on the outskirts of Shanklin: with golden sands, Victorian beach huts, an arcade and lots of water sports it makes a great day out.

The park has a leafy woodland feel with a relaxed atmosphere, making it just the place to unwind. But, there’s also plenty to keep you entertained on park, with family entertainment, and child-friendly activities including adventure playground, amusement arcades and both and indoor and outdoor heated pool.

Access
The Languard Holiday Park contains accessible features in their caravan, such as:

  • Wheel-in Shower
  • Seat-in Shower
  • Grab Rails

There is also a monkey pole available for the bedroom.

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6 March 2020 - Wheelchair Friendly Bungalow in England - Greenfields Bungalow

Wheelchair Friendly Bungalow in England - Greenfields Bungalow

Greenfields Bungalow, Upottery, Devon, England

Greenfields Bungalow

This superbly positioned barn conversion, Greenfields is set on a working sheep farm. It looks out over fields and valleys located around the beautiful Blackdown Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 4 miles from Honiton. Furnished to a very good standard, this cosy property offers underfloor heating throughout, and a convenient wet room. The charming living room leads onto a raised decked area with fabulous views across the valley, and the property has access to the on-site lake. The bedrooms feature the owner’s famous Southdown wool duvet and pillow range with Egyptian cotton linen, so you are guaranteed a good night’s sleep.

The grounds and local footpaths allow visitors to experience the delights of the area’s wildlife, whilst the cathedral city of Exeter, the Devon and Dorset Heritage Coast and the wilds of Exmoor National Park are all less than an hour away. With a good selection of activities including their own fishing lake and golf within 7 miles, these perfect holiday homes are ideally placed for taking full advantage of this beautiful part of Devon. Beach 17 miles. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Greenfields Bungalow is accessible, it offers:

  • Wet Room
  • Shower Chair

There is level/ramped access into accommodation.

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6 March 2020 - Disabled Access Bungalow in England - The Gables Bungalow

Disabled Access Bungalow in England - The Gables Bungalow

The Gables Bungalow, Upottery, Devon, England

The Gables Bungalow

The Gables is an easy accessible and very comfortable three bedroom which is also wheelchair friendly bungalow. Accommodation is all on one floor which includes hallway, two twin bedrooms, double bedroom with en-suite (shower, wash hand basin and toilet), wet room (shower, wash hand basin and toilet) and open plan living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors leading to enclosed patio area and gate to the garden all over looking magnificent views. Wi-fi is available in this cottage. Please note the garden area has wheelchair access.

The grounds and local footpaths allow visitors to experience the delights of the area’s wildlife, whilst the cathedral city of Exeter, the Devon and Dorset Heritage Coast and the wilds of Exmoor National Park are all less than an hour away. With a good selection of activities including their own fishing lake and golf within 7 miles, these perfect holiday homes are ideally placed for taking full advantage of this beautiful part of Devon. Beach 17 miles. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

The Gables Bungalow is accessible, it offers:

  • Wet Room
  • Shower Chair

There is level/ramped access into accommodation.

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6 March 2020 - Electric Profile Bed Hire in the UK

Do you require an Electric Profile Bed for your next city break in the UK?
 
We can arrange for the hire along with a Mattress and Bed Rails.
 
Contact us at 0800 644 6062 for more information.
 
https://www.mobilityequipmenthiredirect.com/mobility-equipment-hire/c3338-bed-hire-in-york-england/

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5 March 2020 - Wheelchair Accessible Lodge in England - Keldy Lodge, Pickering

Wheelchair Accessible Lodge in England - Keldy Lodge, Pickering

Keldy Lodge, Pickering, North Yorkshire, England

Keldy Lodge

In an idyllic location on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and set entirely within the Forestry Commission estate. Keldy Forest offers its visitors an ideal opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A superb retreat for enjoying the most beautiful scenery this breathtaking region has to offer.

The lodge is tucked away deep in the heart of this stunning forest, which is also home to an abundance of flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy the peace and tranquility in this wonderful setting, which is also conveniently located close to the thriving market town of Pickering and offers a gateway to the popular North Yorkshire coastal resorts of Scarborough, Filey and Whitby.

The Lodge has accessible features which include:

  • Wheel in Shower
  • Seat in Shower
  • Grab Rails

There is level access to the lodge and the hot tub has a hoist for disabled guests.

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5 March 2020 - High Seat with Down Arms for Hire in London

Available for hire in London are our Riser Recliner Chairs and High seat with Down Arms.
 
Follow the link below for a quote or contact us at 0800 644 6062 to reserve yours today!
 
https://www.mobilityequipmenthiredirect.com/mobility-equipment-hire/19822-armchair-hire-in-london-england-united-kingdom-drop-down-arms/

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4 March 2020 - Accessible Lodge in England - Vendeen Lodge, Cumbria

Accessible Lodge in England - Vendeen Lodge, Cumbria

Vendeen Lodge, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Vendeen Lodge

This exquisite lodge features a contemporary design that blends seamlessly with the idyllic setting, creating a sumptuous base for relaxing and unwinding far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The hot tub offers a perfect way to soak up the unique charm of this indulgent rural retreat.

Just 15 minutes walk from Cartmel Village famed for its race meetings, sticky toffee pudding and monthly food markets, along with outdoor pursuits, scenic coastal walks and leisurely cruises on Lake Windermere and Coniston, number among a plethora of local attractions to suit all - promising a host of cherished holiday memories.

The Vendeen Lodge is accessible, it provides:

  • Wheel in Shower
  • Seat in Shower
  • Grab Rails

There is also level/ramped access around the property.

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4 March 2020 - Mobility Equipment Rental for UK City Breaks

Planing a cottage getaway and require Mobility equipment?
 
We are able to deliver to various locations throughout the UK.
 
Follow the link below to view the different locations we cover or contact us at 0800 644 6062 for a quote.
 
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3 March 2020 - Wheelchair Accessible Lodge in Scotland - Pease Bay Holiday Park

Wheelchair Accessible Lodge in Scotland - Pease Bay Holiday Park

Pease Bay Holiday Park, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

Pease Bay Holiday Park

Boasting a truly stunning setting with direct beach access, Pease Bay unites peace, tranquility and an idyllic location with a host of fun family facilities. A perfect base to relax and enjoy this area of Scotland. Award-winning beaches, panoramic coastal views, birdwatching, walking and golf are among the wealth of delights close at hand, Northumberland and cosmopolitan Edinburgh are within an hours’ drive.

Bike hire, surfing, watersports and golf are available locally. Discounts are available for a selection of local activities and attractions.

The Disabled Adapted Caravan offers:

  • Wheel in Shower
  • Seat in Shower
  • Grab Rails

There is also level access to the accommodation and a monkey pole in the bedroom

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3 March 2020 - Disabled Friendly Lodge in Scotland - Accessible Lodge in Arrochar

Disabled Friendly Lodge in Scotland - Accessible Lodge in Arrochar

Accessible Lodge in Arrochar, Arrochar, Loch Long, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Accessible Lodge in Arrochar

Located on the shores of Loch Long and surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery in Argyll Forest Park, this contemporary architect designed lodge is ideally situated to explore the beauty of the Trossachs. The area, which is set entirely within the Forestry Commission estate, is home to a wealth of outdoor activities waiting to be enjoyed and if you’re seeking peace and relaxation, sit back, relax and enjoy the views from your own decking.

This accessible lodge has adapted features such as:

  • Wheel in Shower
  • Seat in Shower
  • Grab Rails

There is level/ramped access to the property and a hoist for the hot tub.

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3 March 2020 - Disabled Access Lodge in England - Cheddar Lodge, Somerset

Disabled Access Lodge in England - Cheddar Lodge, Somerset

Cheddar Lodge, Cheddar, Somerset, England

Cheddar Lodge

Enjoy a beautiful holiday in Somerset with the luxury holiday lodges at Cheddar Woods Resort and Spa. Discover cosy holiday homes and lodge holidays in Cheddar with all kinds of extra enjoyment, including outdoor hot tubs and in-park activities such as archery, climbing, swimming and more, as the resort is part of the Go Active Collection.

Tucked away on the slopes of the Mendip Hills, Cheddar Woods Resort and Spa offers spectacular views of the Somerset countryside. From the wonder of your woodland location to the scenic beauty of Somerset, there’s an abundance of things to enjoy during your stay.

Cheddar Lodge is accessible, it provides:

  • Wheel-In Shower
  • Grab Rails
  • Shower Chair
  • Wheelchair Ramps

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2 March 2020 - Disabled Access Lodge in Scotland - Parkview Lodge, Jedburgh

Disabled Access Lodge in Scotland - Parkview Lodge, Jedburgh

Parkview Lodge, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland

Parkview Lodge

With comfortable woodland walks from the door there’s no better way to experience the beautiful Borders region of Scotland. The more energetic can explore further afield and discover the Monteath Mausoleum that stands at the top of the hill overlooking Lilliardsedge or you will find quaint villages, bustling market towns at Jedburgh, Kelso, Melrose and Hawick, quiet backwaters, ancient fortresses, stately homes, charming pubs are all within striking distance.

The Parkview Lodge is accessible and provides:

  • Wheel in Shower
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Level Access

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2 March 2020 - British Airways to introduce “electric mobility devices”

British Airways has introduced an “electric mobility devices” at New York’s JFK airport.
 
The powered chair is said to be another option for passengers who are unable to walk long distances but may not need to travel with a wheelchair, giving the freedom to explore the airport at their leisure.
 
Hopefully these are introduced in Airports throughout the UK.
 
 
 
https://www.airlineratings.com/news/british-airways-claims-us-first-autonomous-wheelchairs/

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