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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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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Travelling With an Autistic Child

When you’re looking after a child who struggles with autism, getting a holiday can be more important than ever. Travelling with your child, however, can present a whole new set of difficulties. Even children with mild symptoms can experience acute feelings of anxiety when dealing with strange places and situations, …

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Learning to Drive When Disabled

If you have a disability that interferes with your movement or depletes your strength, driving can make day to day life much easier, but learning to drive can be a big challenge. Many private instructors don’t have a good understanding of disability issues and you may have difficulty using a …

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Driving Issues for People With Pain and Fatigue

If you have a disability or health issue that causes you to suffer from pain or fatigue, your doctor may express concern about you driving. It is important to take this seriously as problems with your driving could place other people at risk as well as you. That said, most …

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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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