Travel Advice

If you have a disability, travelling sometimes isn’t as easy or as accessible as it should be. We’ve put together some helpful hints and tips to help take the hassle out of getting to a Revitalise Centre, so all you need to worry about is how to enjoy your break.

Let the train take the strain

Rail operators can help you in all sorts of ways. The key is to book as early as possible, giving them the chance to help you plan your journey and ensure every stage is accessible.

For more information visit National Rail Enquiries

Cancellation insurance

We recommend that you take out cancellation insurance for your break as cancellation fees do apply if you are unable to travel for any reason.

There are a number of options available; the following are examples:

Age UK – Tel: 0800 389 4852
Insurance with us – Tel: 0845 485 3501
Fish Insurance – Tel: 0800 088 3275

Disabled Persons Railcard

At only £20 a year, this gives you and an adult companion a third off a standard or first class rail travel throughout the UK. Even without a railcard, wheelchair users who stay in their chairs are entitled to the same discount.

Find out more about the Disabled Persons Railcard

Happy motoring

If you are travelling to a Revitalise centre by car, there are plenty of resources to ensure a hitch-free journey:

Why not fly?

Did you know that each of our centres is within easy reach of a regional airport?

  • London City airport – 11 miles from Jubilee Lodge
  • Manchester airport – 45 miles from Sandpipers
  • Southampton airport – 9 miles from Netley Waterside House

Thanks to new regional airports and an increasing choice in domestic flights, getting to Revitalise by air is definitely an option. As with travelling by train, booking well in advance is the key to a stress-free flight.

For more advice on flying, visit Directgov’s webpage for disabled travellers.

Other useful resources

The Blue Badge Map is an interactive online map provided by Directgov. You can search the UK for Blue Badge parking bays, accessible public toilets, train stations, Shopmobility centres, accessible beaches and more. The map is also available via an App. Visit the Blue Badge Map page on the Directgov website

The Community Transport Association UK (CTAUK) provides local accessible transport, including dial-a-ride, vehicle hire and private car schemes.

The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) provides transport and travel advice for disabled people.

 

 

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