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Category: Travel

Our Top 10 WAV Travel Tips

For disabled people, such as those who use mobility aids like wheelchairs, travel can take some extra planning to ensure that they get to where they need to go, have a successful trip, and can travel in safety and comfort. While travelling with a disability, or with a disabled person, can pose its extra challenges, […]

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Everything you need to know about using a Blue Badge

What is a Blue Badge? A Blue Badge is a certificate that you can display in your vehicle’s window to show that you’re entitled to park in disabled parking spaces and other places non-disabled people are otherwise not allowed to park. Blue Badges are an absolute necessity for disabled drivers and passengers who benefit from […]

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How to use a WAV safely

  What is a WAV vehicle and why is this important? A WAV is a wheelchair accessible vehicle. WAVs are vehicles specifically converted to allow them to accommodate a wheelchair so that disabled people can travel without having to get in and out of their wheelchair. WAVs allow wheelchair users to enter the vehicle using […]

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How are government rail plans impacting disabled commuters?

Overcrowding, cancellations and delays have plagued commuters this summer, with reports that 114 passengers a day were unable to board some Northern services. With trains running at total capacity, unreliable departure times and no sign of an end to the commuter chaos, where does this leave disabled passengers? Promising a better rail network The idea […]

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Chris Davison hands over the keys to a new Ford WAV.

Emma’s Early Birthday Present from Cartwright

Today is a special day for Emma Renshaw- she is turning 27 and as part of the celebrations is heading out in her new wheelchair accessible vehicle from Cartwright Mobility.

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Driving adaptions funded through the Access to Work Scheme

What is the Access to Work Scheme?

Access to Work is a government programme that provides assistance for disabled people who are about to start or return to a job, or who need additional equipment or support to stay in work.

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Wheelchair accessible taxis are hard to find

Getting Home from the Christmas Party

By Simon Minty When I had a proper job, one of the annual highlights was the work Christmas party. A chance to let your hair down, eat and perhaps drink a little too much. However there was always an anxiousness for me. Not so much would I make a fool of myself or a kiss […]

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Automatic vs Manual Transmission

Automatic vs Manual – Choosing Your WAV

Just as when purchasing any vehicle, choosing an automatic or a manual transmission wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) is largely a matter of personal driving preference. If you are going to be the passenger in the vehicle, you should consult with the person who will normally be driving it. Ask if they have a preference and […]

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Ford Transit Custom PHEV

Ford’s Plan for a Hybrid Transit Custom

Alternatively fueled cars are becoming more mainstream as big manufacturers join the clean air initiative with their range of electric vehicles. But will we see the same cars available as wheelchair accessible vehicles? At the moment choice is limited with no hybrids listed on the Motability Scheme and only four electric vehicles – all versions […]

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White WC sign attached to a tree

Planning your Route for Accessible Toilets

By Phil Friend How many of you reading this think about the cutlery you might use when you go out for a meal? The chances are you’ll be much more interested in the menu, the prices, the people you’re eating with and the restaurant’s ambience. A similar situation arises when considering going to the seaside […]

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