Holiday Accommodation for Assistance Dogs

When you go on holiday with your assistance dog you’ll want to make sure that you both have a good time. Fortunately laws in this area have improved in recent years and there is also a new movement in the hospitality sector toward making pets welcome. Good holiday planning can …

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Disabled Parking: Your Rights

Figuring out what you are and are not allowed to do with your car when you’re disabled can be complicated. Many people don’t realise that they don’t actually need to own or drive a car in order to be covered under disability parking schemes. It’s possible to get help even …

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Car Insurance and Disability

When it comes to getting car insurance, having a disability can make things seem impossibly complicated. Not every disabled person wants to use the Motability scheme and yet if you try to go it alone you risk getting charged way over the odds. What do you need to know to …

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The Motability Car Scheme Explained

The purchase and adaptation of a car can prove to be an expensive exercise. Motability, a not for profit organisation, operate the Motability Scheme, which enables disabled drivers to either purchase or lease a car at a price which is affordable. If you are in receipt of the War Pensioners’ …

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Planning your Holiday as a Disabled Person

Holidays should be a time to relax and get away from from all stresses and strains of everyday life. All holidays have to planned to some extent, but for a disabled person to derive maximum enjoyment from their holiday a number of additional things have to be taken into consideration. …

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Buying a Car as a Disabled Person

Disabled drivers looking to buy a new car have to take a number of things into consideration before making this significant purchase. Adapting Your Car Firstly it is important to find a model that can accommodate your disability including, if necessary, how easy it would be to convert it so …

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What to Do If You’re Disabled and You Breakdown

Breaking down in your car is never a pleasant experience whatever the weather or time of day, but if you are a disabled driver it can be even more frustrating and worrying, especially if you are broken down in the middle of a bus route and unable to move your …

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Adapting a Car for a Disabled Driver

Some disabled people worry that , because of their disability, it will be impossible or very difficult for them to purchase a car or that the costs involved in having a car adapted will be beyond their financial means. This, however, is not always the case and many disabled people …

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Travelling with an Assistance Dog

Many people with assistance dogs make relatively frequent use of taxis and mini cabs. The main difference between a taxi and a mini cab is that a taxi will normally have an illuminated taxi sign on its roof and a pale on the rear of the vehicle displaying the driver’s …

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Travelling with Disabled Children

Most children enjoy travelling and this is especially beneficial for children who are disabled, as it allows them the opportunity to experience the wider world and enjoy the same opportunities as a non disabled child. Travelling By Car If you are the parent of a disabled child, who needs additional …

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