Things To Think About For Any Holiday

  • Is where you’re going to stay accessible? As you may have already experienced, this doesn’t mean the same to everyone.
     next to an apartment or house on a website is usually a good guide but to be sure it will work for you, ask specifically about steps, gradients, widths of doorways into bedrooms and bathrooms, equipment available onsite - especially in the bathroom - and the accessibility of other facilities, e.g. dining rooms and bars - to make sure they’ll work for you
  • If you need specialised equipment, can it be hired, or will you need to bring it with you? e.g. a portable hoist
  • If you’re getting there by car, are there suitable parking facilities? How close?
  • If you need accessible transport when you get there, what’s available? Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) can often be hired and many taxis are accessible – but it’s worth finding out before you go. 
  • What medical needs do you have? What services are available where you’re going? Have you got a copy of your Emergency Health Care Plan with details of any medications or treatments, and contact details for healthcare professionals supporting you? If you’re going abroad, do you need to take a translation with you? 

Page last updated: July 2019