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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 17th Jul 16, 9:27 AM
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    DigForVictory
    Our eldest is an unstablised epileptic, and aged 17 & in school. Amazing how many stools we fall between as he's not a child nor an adult!

    Also, read this thread from start to finish & learned So Much - thank you all who've posted.

    We're already in the process of getting a disabled buspass for him.
    If we can sort a disabled railcard for him, then he can begin to get around as freely as his public transport using agemates.
    • m4rc
    • By m4rc 13th Aug 16, 2:10 PM
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    m4rc
    I am actually very annoyed at you saying this.
    I have suffered from chronic back pain and cant walk a step outside without being in agony.
    so to say that I live the life if riley is so so wrong beluve me
    Originally posted by summerof0763
    Sorry but you really missed what they were saying, that was NOT what they meant at all.

    I'll try and explain - they were saying that people COULD PRETEND to have a bad back and get free stuff. They could have said leg instead of back, or anything else, they were not picking on people with chronic back pain. Sadly there are many people out there who fake illness or disability to get things for free - benefits, free entry, a blue badge etc. We all know this, and although some get found out too many just sail through life taking what they can but not entitled to.

    I have a chronic long term health condition but don't consider myself disabled, I struggle with my mobility and am in a lot of pain, but I don't claim anything, I have disabled children though, one is autistic, non-verbal and uses a wheelchair and we have to feed him, change him and everything else, I claim everything I can for him and his older brother.

    I don't like the name of the thread either, and I don't like fakers or those who claim what they shouldnt, but the poster certainly didn't offend me or my children and nobody wih a genuine health condition should have been offended either unless they were faking their condition.
    • dipsy
    • By dipsy 17th Aug 16, 12:42 PM
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    dipsy
    http://www.did-card.co.uk/index.php

    has anyone got this? saw it on fb today
    Originally posted by tonmar01
    would a cinema accept this as they normally take the code off the cinema card to put in their system

    anyone else used one of these?
    2007 1749
    2008 291.99
    2009 JanMasscara 7.00 Feb megcabot books x 2 20 XFactor tkts x 2 58.00 (couldn't go though as they only phoned on day :-( ) foundation 7.99
    total so far for 09 92.99
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 12th Oct 16, 8:26 PM
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    kingfisherblue
    Bumping for a new member.
    • DomRavioli
    • By DomRavioli 12th Oct 16, 10:47 PM
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    DomRavioli
    would a cinema accept this as they normally take the code off the cinema card to put in their system

    anyone else used one of these?
    Originally posted by dipsy
    as far as I know its only a CEA card accepted. Youd need to speakk to your local cinema.
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 13th Oct 16, 12:36 PM
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    kingfisherblue
    Reel and Cineworld only accept CEA card.
    • bushy1976
    • By bushy1976 14th Nov 16, 12:56 AM
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    bushy1976
    gatwick
    Hi I'mgoing on hols now in 2 weeks my husband is wheelchair bound and I got 2 special need children we checkingIin the day before we fly do you know where we can park it cost me 19 last year and I was there bout 35 mins thanks bushy1976 x
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 14th Nov 16, 7:24 AM
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    poppy12345
    Hi I'mgoing on hols now in 2 weeks my husband is wheelchair bound and I got 2 special need children we checkingIin the day before we fly do you know where we can park it cost me 19 last year and I was there bout 35 mins thanks bushy1976 x
    Originally posted by bushy1976
    Being disabled will not give you free parking at any airport. You'll be better off paying for "meet and greet" prices start at around 80 if booked well in advance. More with such short notice like yours i'm sure. When you booked your holiday did you ask for airport assistance? With this someone will meet you and take you to your departure gate. If you didn't then you may have a problem getting that at such short notice too.
    • Big Graeme
    • By Big Graeme 23rd Nov 16, 5:52 PM
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    Big Graeme
    I've been to the following places and had one carer free with each disabled customer -

    Edinburgh Zoo
    Highland Wildlife Park
    Five Sisters Zoo
    Chester Zoo
    London Zoo
    Kings Theatre
    Pavilion Theatre
    Many don't advertise but they all know the procedure if someone asks.

    A Glasgow bus card that gets me and a carer free travel, current cost 10
    • serendipity2706
    • By serendipity2706 27th Jul 17, 12:04 PM
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    Discovered this today if you are a Blue badge holder.
    I was quoted 172 for my RAC cover which seemed a bit expensive. I had heard of some scheme for Blue Badge holders, but could find nothing online, so I phoned to ask.
    The special 'priority' scheme offers top cover, plus key cover and other odds and ends, including Priority call out (front of queue) for the annual fee of 104- 2 a week. It may be different dependent on length of membership etc, but I thought it was a wonderful bargain. You need to quote Blue badge details, so I assume the Blue Badge holder would have to be the policy holder too.
    A simple phone call and reassurance of priority assistance - delighted

    • Muttleythefrog
    • By Muttleythefrog 27th Jul 17, 12:11 PM
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    Muttleythefrog
    Beamish Museum, Country Durham - best open air museum in Britain I imagine

    Tickets are for a year's entry as standard, there are some concessions but notably free entry for 'carer'. They'll add a staff signed "+1" to the disabled person's ticket enabling them entry for a year with any other adult.


    Edinburgh Castle - similar. Some concessions but notably 'carer' free entry.
    Useful to note - you evade the ticket queues as they request you process ticket purchase for yourself and carer at the Visitor Information Centre instead of the ticket office.
    Last edited by Muttleythefrog; 27-07-2017 at 12:59 PM.
    "Do not attribute to conspiracy what can adequately be explained by incompetence" - rogerblack
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 28th Jul 17, 9:53 PM
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    The Air Factory in St. Helens has a carer goes free offer. In addition, for the summer you can pay 29 in total, and go for up to an hour every day until 3rd September. As it normally costs 9 per session, this is great value.

    I bought the summer offer for my son on Wednesday and we've been twice already. I've asked about a term time offer, as from September he is in college for three days a week. There are no plans for a pass as yet, but I have been informed that the cost for a disabled person is 5 per session, with a free carer.
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 30th Nov 17, 11:28 AM
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    knightstyle
    Just seen request by bushy1976 about airport parking. We have just dropped off DD at Heathrow and used the long stay car park for 2 hours FREE! Very easy for less mobile and wheelchair users as the parking was right next to the bus stop, busses had ramps and stopped right outside the terminal entrance. This is easier than using the short stay car park but make sure you get back within 2 hours or you have to pay for a whole day! You need to allow 20 mins each way but still get over an hour in the terminal for a coffee and goodbye.
    • SarahAG
    • By SarahAG 2nd Jan 18, 5:40 PM
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    SarahAG
    Torquay
    Living Coasts, the conservation zoo and aquarium in Torquay, gives reduced price entry for disabled people, plus free entry for a carer. The site is very accessible - go the their website, then 'Plan your visit', then 'Accessibility' for detailed information.
    • Lizzbet
    • By Lizzbet 8th Jan 18, 10:14 AM
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    Lizzbet
    We went to Rome for our wedding anniversary last year, by train as a) we were worried about how my powerchair would be treated in the hold of an aeroplane and b) we thought we'd enjoy seeing the views en route (we were right!).

    I have a UK railcard, which gave the two of us 1/3 off rail travel - booking as far as possible in advance also helped.
    Eurostar, TGV and Trenitalia all carry wheelchair users who remain in their wheelchair in the first class section of the train, with one companion, for the price of second class travel. This includes refreshments etc as provided to first class passengers. There was no problem whatsoever with getting on and off, having booked assistance in advance with the relevant companies.
    When in Italy and France, we were ushered to the front of every queue when visiting heritage sites, museums etc, and were BOTH given free admittance. Which was wonderful!
    I think I'll be going abroad again...
    • Lizzbet
    • By Lizzbet 8th Jan 18, 10:15 AM
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    Lizzbet
    Durham County Council gives people with disabilities free bus travel. I put 'wheelchair transport' into the search bar on their website and it came up about four entries down.
    • bluebluecow
    • By bluebluecow 13th Jan 18, 11:48 PM
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    bluebluecow
    The deep in hull do a free carer with disabled person. It's a year card they do take photos but no photo of carer if you ask. My mum and hubby take me.
    Also you can get free humber bridge crossings if you are a blue bade holder. You have to apply with copy of motability certificate or blue badge.
    • K80 Black
    • By K80 Black 18th Jan 18, 2:21 PM
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    K80 Black
    Just a thanks for this thread - I am holidaying in London soon and didn't expect to be able to get any discounts because I have mental health issues rather than a mobility problem. However, upon asking I have been told that I can get discounted theatre tickets, my carer in for free at the gig were seeing, and both a discount AND a free carer at the comedy store! Brilliant!
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