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    Useful resources

    This thread is a sticky for users to post commonly used travel-related resources that might be useful for other users.

    To start with:

    Directgov - Travel, holidays and breaks: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Disabled...eaks/index.htm

    Directgov - Travel and holidays - useful contacts: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Dire...es/DG_10014894

    Tourism for All: http://www.tourismforall.org.uk/

    Door to Door - a travel guide for disabled people:
    http://dptac.independent.gov.uk/door-to-door/index.htm

    ABTA Advice on Accessible Travel: http://www.abta.com/consumer-services/accessible_travel

    Equality and Human Rights Commission - your rights to fly - step by step guide:
    http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/a...by-step-guide/

    National Rail Enquiries - Disabled Passengers: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/passen...ed_passengers/

    Citizens Advice - Transport Options for Disabled People: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/...led_people.htm

    Transport for All - champions the cause of accessible transport in London: http://www.transportforall.org.uk/

    PARKAT: Disabled and reduced mobility airport accessibility guide: http://www.parkat.co.uk/disabled/

    Open Britain Guide Book travel guide to accessible Britain - http://radar-shop.org.uk/Detail.aspx?id=39

    Get Caravanning - a guide to caravanning from a disabled person's point of view - http://radar-shop.org.uk/Detail.aspx?id=31

    Please feel free to reply with more!

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    lots of useful links here

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    Since the 2012 Act, CCGs have a power to make Arrangements for providing vehicles including wheelchairs for persons for whom they are responsible and who appear to have a disability. They also have the power to make arrangements to adapt, maintain, repair and insure the vehicle, including providing a structure in which to keep it. CCGs are also enabled to make grants for adapting (etc.), for buying fuel and learning to drive it. This was previously the power of the Secretary of State under the 2006 Act, which in turn was an updated version of the power in the 1977 Act (to provide “invalid carriages for persons appearing to him to be suffering from severe physical defect or disability”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fido View Post
    Since the 2012 Act, CCGs have a power to make Arrangements for providing vehicles including wheelchairs for persons for whom they are responsible and who appear to have a disability. They also have the power to make arrangements to adapt, maintain, repair and insure the vehicle, including providing a structure in which to keep it. CCGs are also enabled to make grants for adapting (etc.), for buying fuel and learning to drive it. This was previously the power of the Secretary of State under the 2006 Act, which in turn was an updated version of the power in the 1977 Act (to provide “invalid carriages for persons appearing to him to be suffering from severe physical defect or disability”
    You said this on another thread - though you didn't come back to answer any questions that we've asked...

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    DisabledGo - the UK's most popular accessibility checker is also a useful resource! You can use www.disabledgo.com to find out about the accessibility of over 125,000 places, all assessed in person.

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    http://www.lower-hire.co.uk/

    I used them when I was at Mallorca earlier this year and found them to be awesome to deal with. I would very highly recommend them. They came and dropped a decent enough power chair(Energi Enigma Plus 6mph) off to me at my hotel for 5 days an hour after I arrived and picked it up again an hour before I left for the flight home, all my choice. It was 120 euros for the 5 day hire and an 80 euro deposit which was returned when they picked the chair up with no hassle at all. Everything was booked before I left the UK. It was a Spanish woman receptionist who spoke very good clear English who took the booking and it was 2 English guys who sorted the chair out so from start to finish everything was very easy and I believe if I had a problem with the chair they would have given the same easy service.

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    Thanks for given lots of link regarding to travel guide.

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    Radar key for those that have trouble with incontinence etc https://crm.disabilityrightsuk.org/radar-nks-key

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    Also useful for toileting needs when out and about-Can't Wait Card-available from-https://www.theibsnetwork.org/cant-wait-card

    May have to copy and paste as didn't turn 'blue'!

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    Spencer,

    The forum text editor didn't parse it (make it a link and turn it blue) because there was no space before the "https:"
    Without the space before https: the editor thinks it's just a long word.

    Examples:
    Can't Wait Card-available from-https://www.theibsnetwork.org/cant-wait-card
    Can't Wait Card-available from- https://www.theibsnetwork.org/cant-wait-card
    I'm intelligent enough to know that I don't know everything.
    But I'm good at searching for, and finding, stuff.

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