Category: Disabled Travel

Government to shake-up blue badge eligibility rules

blue badge eligibility

People with hidden disabilities could soon be entitled to blue badge car parking permits. The Department for Transport is considering changing the rules of eligibility so people with “invisible” conditions such as dementia and autism could benefit from the scheme. It said the relaxation of the rules would make it easier for them to travel […]

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Toll road exemption for Blue Badge holders

Toll road exemption for Blue Badge holders

Severn Crossing toll charges are to be reduced this month and phased out completely by the end of the year – but you may already be able to make the crossing for free if you qualify for Toll road exemption for Blue Badge holders. To take advantage of Toll road exemption for Blue Badge holders […]

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Motability scheme celebrates 40th anniversary

Motability

Motability, the scheme which enables disabled people, their families and their carers to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair by using their government-funded mobility allowance, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Patronised by HRH Queen Elizabeth, Motability has revolutionised the way disabled people get about and there are currently more than 650,000 customers […]

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Guide to travel insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions

Getting the right travel insurance is one of those mundane pre-holiday tasks that could just turn out to be the most important part of your preparation. It’s even more important, and can be a little more tricky, to get the right cover if you need insurance to cover you for a pre-existing medical condition. On […]

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Six top apps for disabled people

As more and more people have iPhones, smart phones and tablets, there is a proliferation of apps for these devices. App developers are having a field day producing a diversity of products that range from the extremely trivial to the extremely useful. Niche market apps targeted to specific sections of society, especially the disabled community, […]

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