Holidays or extended weekends away!

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    Holidays or extended weekends away!

    Thinking of going to Glastonbury next year, and have never enquired about places having full disabled access always stayed in and around my town and never traveled very far as I have very specific needs I.e electric beds with risen back and legs toilet facilities and hoisting. Was wondering if anyone has any contacts on here for places that offer this sort of support, ever since being fully wheelchair dependent I have never been on a holiday because of said needs,

    Slinley93
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    #179417
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I agree how difficult it is to find suitable accommodation. My needs are relatively trivial, essentially wheelchair access. On our first holiday for ten years I was only able to find one hotel at our destination that was apparently wheelchair friendly, and even then the staff I spoke to were unsure. It turns out that they were not as wheelchair friendly as they said as to get to reception from out room meant a trip around the outside of the very large building!
    I am sure someone will pop up soon and give you more relevant information.

    Mike

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    embayweather embayweather
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    Hi! I’ll ask around for you. I know a few with different conditions who go to festivals.

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    sar78 sar78
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    Hi and welcome to forum.

    Have you heard of a group called Attitude is Everything who work with improving access to live music. They might have a facebook group. its a charity ran by disabled people who attends review access to improve ideas for all. http://www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk/our-services

    The MDUK trailblazer group on facebook will most definitely have someone whos attended Glastonbury. Who will know first hand the actual site access when there and may know of accommodation. Ive seen trailblazers blog on open air events many times.

    I have found Disabled Access Holidays, a travel agent very good at securing this type of accommodation when I go abroad. Check their web pages for accommodation in area. they also do worldwide bed hire.

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    Cat (Mod) Cat (Mod)
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    There’s a Facebook group called Accessible Travel Club which could be useful. There are members who have been to Glastonbury you could ask. I am a member and I used the search to find some discussions.

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    sar78 sar78
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    Trailblazers have a number of top tip Factsheets for travelling abroad with a wheelchair – don’t be fooled by the headline ‘Top tips for young disabled people’ – these could be of help to any one of any age! https://www.musculardystrophyuk.org/campaign-for-independent-living/trailblazers/support-and-advice/top-tips/

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