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Adapted Holiday Accomodation

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Hi I am just posting to ask advice from the other posters if thats ok?

My son (aged 23 with DMD) fancies us all going on a family holiday somewhere in the UK next year. We haven't had a holiday for at least 4 years.

He quite fancies York. We have got our social work department to agree that we can have the money he uses for his care package at home to cover the cost of using an agency in York (but our social work will not take responsibility if anything goes wrong - their get out clause!)

What I was wondering was would anyone be able to advise us where we might find adapted accomodation where the three of us could stay?

R needs a profiling bed, ceiling hoist (my husband and I can't uses a portable hoist because of our own disabilities), we could bring his own Repose matress, a Clos o mat toilet etc.

We have been to Florida in the past and my brother came with us to help but this is no longer possible and my husband and I can no longer cope on our own (we both have hernias, I have a prolapse. am a manifesting carrier of DMD and have thalidomide damage and my husband has heart problems)

Would value any input.

very best regards

Eun
There are a few places you can try: you can try Vitalise (formerly the Winged Fellowship Trust) - http://www.vitalise.org.uk/ - or you can look at the Disability Now website which gives information about holidays around the UK - http://www.disabilitynow.org.uk/living/holidays/

Hope this helps.
Dear Charles

Thanks for the info - will take a look at those sites once i've watched Merlin!

All the best

Eun
Found the ideal adapted accomodation in Huddersfield - it has a ceiling hoist from the bedroom through to the bathroom, electric profiling bed, clos-o-mat toilet etc It all sounds perfect except for one fly in the ointment - they have wi fi telephones and internet access.

My husband can't be anywhere near this as it interferes with his pacemaker - has anyone else ever had this problem and come up with a solution? I would be grateful for any help.

Best regards

Eun
Ask hubbys GP or consultant.They will be able to advise.
Found the ideal adapted accomodation in Huddersfield - it has a ceiling hoist from the bedroom through to the bathroom, electric profiling bed, clos-o-mat toilet etc It all sounds perfect except for one fly in the ointment - they have wi fi telephones and internet access.

My husband can't be anywhere near this as it interferes with his pacemaker - has anyone else ever had this problem and come up with a solution? I would be grateful for any help.

Best regards

Eun

Eh Up mind if if i ask where abouts in Huddersfield Image I'm from Huddersfield Image
These are from our links page

Tourism for All UK http://www.tourismforall.org.uk/
National charity that provides holiday and travel information to older and disabled people.

Holiday Homes for the Handicapped http://www.holidayhomesforthehandicapped.co.uk/
A charity providing holiday accommodation for disabled people.

Disabled Access Holidays http://www.disabledaccessholidays.com/
features holiday destinations that are suitable for disabled travellers in a number of different countries.
John T the accomodation is called Castle View Guest House and the owners have a 24 year old son with cerebal palsy.

Rosemary my husband asked his consultant and he hadn't a clue - they are going to contact the Rep of the company who makes the pacemaker and ask him.

Thanks Matt and John T for the websites - will try and get a look at them later. Son is nipping my ear for the internet access (we share it) at the moment so I have to get off the net to give it to him!!

Best regards

Eun
John T the accomodation is called Castle View Guest House and the owners have a 24 year old son with cerebal palsy.

Rosemary my husband asked his consultant and he hadn't a clue - they are going to contact the Rep of the company who makes the pacemaker and ask him.

Thanks Matt and John T for the websites - will try and get a look at them later. Son is nipping my ear for the internet access (we share it) at the moment so I have to get off the net to give it to him!!

Best regards

Eun

Ah right havent heard of that one i don't think.Best of luck with it Image Just Googled it and know where it is now.Not too far from where we live.I hope you've got transport as its a fair way out of town and not sure how the buses are round there.