Accessible Travel and Holidays
The brilliant team at Courageous Parents Network have produced a guide for parents and carer with advice on how to travel with a young person who has a complex condition.
The guide covers everything from road trips to plane travel; from packing to choosing accommodation. And for those who aren’t able to travel, there are tips on how to have a Staycation right at home.
Flying can be a daunting prospect for disabled people as it’s a very difficult environment to test and try out before committing to a flight. QEF’s Tryb4uFly service aims to empower disabled people, so they can make informed choices and be more confident about flying.
The Tryb4uFly service has been developed so that disabled travellers can pick and choose the sections which best suit their needs. They have a range of free resources which they recommend accessing before attending any appointment. Consultation and Assessment appointments are provided by an expert team and offer the opportunity to speak to a trained professional about individual requirements and discuss the options available.
QEF also offer the opportunity to hire a range of equipment for your flight.
Visit their website for more information.
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is a simple tool for you to voluntarily share that you have a disability or condition that may not be immediately apparent – and that you may need a helping hand, understanding, or more time in shops, at work, on transport, or in public spaces.
It is widely recognised in the UK and also internationally, although some countries may not be as aware as others.
If your FOP has not progressed, you may still feel like you need extra time and space to make your journey. It is particularly helpful when travelling through airports as it allows you to skip standing in lines which can be very tiring and cause fatigue. It also allows for early boarding.
The lanyards are free of charge and available in stores such as Tesco, M&S, and Sainsbury’s. You can also buy them for a small fee from the website.