On this page, we hope you will find some useful advice from people who have been where you are, if not please do not hesitate to contact us, with any thoughts that may prove useful.
Here is a link to get a Radar Key, especially for the Disabled Toilets in many public areas.
You can ask at your local Council – they will supply one.
I ordered a 2nd one from here as a spare to leave in my car – Christine
In Case of Emergency (ICE)
The other week my husband came up with a great idea for the now redundant tax disc space on the car windscreen (UK): – I C E (In Case of Emergency) Info!! We measured the space, then I did a circular template on the computer, and entered for both of us NHS numbers; conditions, medication; home telephone number; 2 x next of kin with contact numbers and doctor’s telephone number. We also used a photo of the two of us, with the words “I C E INFO”. There were 3 pages of information (we each took up one page with our conditions and meds!), so 5 in all, as a photo on top and the other side too (one showing outside and one showing inside the car). I hope I have described this well enough; it all makes a round booklet, the size of an old tax disc. Needless to say I hope this is never used, but should the worst happen the emergency services will have all they need to know in an easy to get to place – Anne
This is a group aimed at helping unemployed or disabled fold in the UK talk about problems, post info, share material relating to unemployment issues etc.
Remap is a very special charity, working through a nationwide network of dedicated volunteers. They use their ingenuity and skills to help people with disabilities to achieve much-desired independence in some aspect of their lives, or to enjoy leisure opportunities previously closed to them.
Remap’s unique pieces of special equipment are tailor-made and given free to the people who need them.
Remap has 80 panels across England, Wales and northern Ireland, and helps 4000 people with disabilities each year.