Just recently here at Therapyroom1 the talk of holidays has been coming up a lot as it tends to do at this time of year. Where people are going, what they will be doing, the weather, food and drink etc. It has come to our attention though that a few of our patients have said they can’t go due to their medical issues. Why shouldn’t people be able to enjoy a holiday either abroad or in this country just because they may have extra medical needs? We decided this needed further investigation.
- There 9.4 million people disabled in the UK – that’s 18% of the population!
- 1.2 million wheelchair users – 2% of the population!
- 1 in 7 people are hard of hearing – 9 million
- 1.86 million people with sight loss
- Around 985,000 with learning disabilities
- 770,000 children under 16 with a disability – 2% of the child population
Currently, the above sectors of the population are poorly served by the conventional travel providers.
Therapyroom1 have teamed up with Helen Wheatley from Travel Counsellors and this is what she had to say on the matter…
“With over 30 year’s experience in the travel industry, I am able to offer the opportunity to travel to those who may have thought it wasn’t possible. From booking hotels which have a pool hoist, ramped access, amphibious chairs, support staff, beach changing rooms, accessible parking, adapted vehicles, mobility equipment hire and local care agencies in beach resorts.
Resorts can be also be booked which have dialysis centres and medical care available.
For the adventurous who like an adrenalin rush, a ski holiday can be made easy! With two-track, four-track, sit ski, mono ski and bi-ski equipment made available at certain resorts, plus associates assistance with your travel and accommodation.”
If you have any questions or would like more information on how Helen can help you please contact her on