Useful travel sites for dementia, dialysis, oxygen, carers and general information

Date published: 07 May 15
Here at Silver Travel Advisor, we are frequently asked questions about limited mobility and accessible travel. We are firm believers in helping silver travellers to get out and about and to enjoy themselves. Whether this is a day trip or a holiday, the emphasis is on solutions and ways to help. 

The following list is offered by way of suggestion and information that we hope will be useful to you. It’s accurate to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot be held responsible for any errors. If you can’t find what you are looking for, simply email [email protected] and we will do our best to assist.

Dementia sufferers

Dementia Adventure - these breaks are aimed at people living with dementia and a carer enjoying the break together.

Revitalise - dedicated holidays for dementia sufferers.

Dialysis Requirements

Freedom - the Dialysis Holiday Specialists offer a complete service to all our customers, organising both the holiday and the dialysis requirements.

National Kidney Federation - the largest kidney patient charity in the UK.

Oxygen

Airline Oxygen Council of America (AOCA) - is a coalition of individuals and organizations whose objective is to ease air travel for those who require supplemental oxygen.

Also see

Ryanair
Disability Holidays Guide
Thomson Airways

Holidays for Carers

Carehome - holidays, short breaks, hotels, self-catering for care home residents and patients.

St Helens Carers Centre - have been supporting local carers for over 10 years. Holidays are available.

General sites

Rights for travelers with a disability - EU Legislation re Disabled Travellers.
Quote from website "In Europe, more than one in five people find travelling difficult due to old age, disability or reduced mobility. To make every journey a pleasant experience, the European Union has established a series of rights that aim to enable you to get around just like anyone else, whether by plane or by train".

Equality and Human Rights Commission - Useful website setting out the rights of various groups of people including the rights of those with disabilities.

National Benevolent Fund for the Aged - NBFA provides free holidays for low income pensioners (groups and individuals welcome) who have not been on holiday in the last three years. Contact: 32 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1 0RE, 020 7828 0200,  [email protected]  

Disability Horizons magazine is the UK’s fastest growing disability lifestyle publication - More information

Benenden Healthcare - besides offering health treatment Benenden offer many helpful tips for limited mobility travelers.

Articles which may be of interest to Limited Mobility travellers

  • Jacqui, the Intrepid Traveller. This is an article about Jacqui who has had polio since childhood and who is highly dependent on her mobility scooter. However, Jacqui travels extensively internationally . Furthermore she engages in all manner of activities more normally undertaken by able bodied people. A very inspirational article.
  • Interview with Lynne Kirby, co-founder and Managing Director of Enable Holidays which is a specialist operator in limited mobility holidays. It provides an informative insight into activities of Enable Holidays and is an eye opener as to which holidays can be open to limited mobility travelers.
  • Responsible Travel - Holidays From a Chair - a different perspective by Trevor Herdman

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