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Holidays for Disabled People
A number of organisations help identify or run accommodation and offer travel advice which is suitable for people with a disability. A list of some of these is below.
Any information given here is not a recommendation and is only given as information. All care should be taken to ensure that any holiday meets the needs of you or the person you care for before proceeding.
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- Access-Able Travel Source
Information resource put together by a disabled traveller and her husband from America
- Allgohere (incorporating everybody.co.uk)
Holidays, hotels and airlines all with helpful disability information and ratings where appropriate.
- Bespoke France- An independent, family run business specialising in disabled holiday accommodation from wheelchair accessible holidays and holidays for the less mobile to holidays for people with learning disabilities and autism.
- Carers UK - Information about breaks and contact details for holiday accommodation, etc.
- Can be Done
Offers a wide range of holidays, but specialises in original and pioneering wheelchair accessible holidays.
- Contact a Family
This is a factsheet about holidays - funding, accommodation, equipment and travel insurance.
- Dementia Guest House Care (Devon) - The Mede
Specialist holiday support for people with dementia.
- Disabled Holiday Directory
Accessible holiday accommodation in UK, Ireland and America. Also help with practical matters such as oxygen and dialysis.
- DISC Plus
The holiday section offers holiday providers and information for disabled adults and children.
- Enable Holidays
Offers a carefully selected, personally audited range of overseas holidays for disabled people, their families and friends.
- Foxes Academy Hotel, Minehead
Tel: 01643 704450
This is a training hotel for young people with mild learning difficulties. It offers special occasions, short breaks, weekends as well as the usual weekly or fortnightly breaks. Foxes Hotel does not provide any personal care but is happy to provide a list of local care agencies.
- Holiday Care
Travel and holiday information for people with sensory and learning disabilities, older people, carers, one-parent families and those on low income.
- Independence South West
Rockville Respite Centre, Plymstock, Plymouth Tel: 01752 401520
- Island Mobility
Equipment hire for disabled people travelling to Lanzarote
- MENCAP Holiday Services
Advice and information on holidays. Tel: 0207 696 6900/6979.
- National Autistic Society (NAS)
Provides an annually updated information sheet of holidays for people with autism and related disorders.
- National Trust
Produces a booklet "Information for Visitors with Disabilities" available to download here or by post
- RADAR (Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation)
Produces an online version of "A Guide for disabled people to holiday accommodation in Britain and Ireland". Tel: 0207 250 3222.
- Youth Hostel Association (YHA)
Welcomes people with disabilities and has a number of hostels accessible to wheelchair users.
FREEPOST (SWB30899) (DCL),
08456 431 341
- or call your local Social Services office