How To Organise a Disability-Friendly Holiday
Holidaying is one of the primary ways that we can all relax and unwind after months – or sometimes years – of hard work without a break. However, for many people with mobility issues or disabilities, holidaying is not always simple. To ensure that disabled people still manage to get away on holiday, we’ve created a guide to organising a holiday for those with mobility issues.
Find a Suitable Location
First and foremost, it’s important to choose a suitable destination that has a good track record of accommodating the needs of disabled people. It’s important to check and see the disability and discrimination legislation of the country you are thinking of going to and read through the experiences of disabled travel bloggers.
Ensure That You Have Any Mobility Aids With You
If you need mobility aids to travel – like zimmer frames or wheelchairs – it’s vital to have these with you when you pack. Ensure that you have the provision to get any mobility aids on the flight with you or that you will be able to get access to the necessary mobility aids when you arrive.
Ask For ‘Special Assistance’ When Buying Tickets
When booking your flights, look for the ‘special assistance’ option to ensure you’ll have a helping hand on and off the flight.
Book Hotels On The Bottom Floor
Stairs are, understandably, very difficult for those with mobility issues to navigate unless there is a disability lift present in the hotel. If not, always ask to see if you can book a room on the bottom floor.
Research Activities and Book Tickets In Advance
Finally, if there are activities you are interested in attending while you are on your holiday, seek to book these as early as possible and ensure that there will be sufficient support. Ask if you’ll be able to bring mobility aids with you and what provision there is for those with disabilities.
Make Your Home or Office More Disability-Friendly With our Wide Range of Mobility Aids
Here at Euro Lifts, we’re specialists when it comes to lift installation and repair services. We also supply and install mobility aids for the home or the office. If you want to make your property more disability-friendly with a mobility aid, get in touch today.
To find out more, contact us today. You can find us at Euro House – Head Office, Unit2, 43 Sisna, Park Road, Estover, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 7AE, call us on 01752 559000 or email us at email@example.com.