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Disability Discount

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Disability Discount

Postby lisaward127 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:39 pm

Hello all, I thought this will be a good Topic where we can share information on discounts, grants and freebies for the Disabled.

Here is a good link that I found with helpfull information.


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Re: Disability Discount

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Thanks Lisa. Made it a sticky :-D
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Re: Disability Discount

Postby Jellyhead » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:12 pm

Hi :-) I would just like to say Thank you for the link you supplied. xx
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Re: Disability Discount

Postby whoami » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:00 am

It seems that in the UK you have quite a choice of opportunities to explore.

Over here in Canada the discounts I use are ......If you have a disability parking permit then you get 50% off entrance and camping in provincial parks. Over a 2 week stay it is a savings of over £200. We take our caravan. It is 30ft long so plenty big enough to move around in. I also do not have to get a fishing license.
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Re: Disability Discount

Postby macca » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:23 pm

Here's a few bits and bobs that we've come across :

Harlech Castle, north wales - a disabled person can get free admission and their companion goes in free too.

Chester Zoo - Disabled people pay full priced admission but their carer goes in free, I think scooter hire is free too

National Trust membership - if you buy a full priced annual membership for a disabled person at £60 then the person can ring up the trust and request a free carers card, the carers card belongs to the disabled person and that person can take onyone with them to a national trust establishsment as their carer
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Re: Disability Discount

Postby macca » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:27 pm

Edinburgh Castle - disabled person pays for admission and their carer goes in free. There is also a mobility bus to transport you to the top of the steep incline.

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Re: Disability Discount

Postby macca » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:44 pm

Snowdonia Mountain Railway - discounted travel for disabled people

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Re: Disability Discount

Postby TheHud » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:20 pm

What evidence do you need to say you are disabled please?

Who has used what and where?

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Re: Disability Discount

Postby macca » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:07 pm

It's quite surprising really, we've used all those I've listed above with the exception of the snowdonia railway which we'll use over this summer, and in each case we've not had to produce anything to 'prove' disability, the organisation / establishment staff have either used their eyes, or if over the phone as was the case with National Trust didn't want to see anything we offered to provide and instead simply took our word for it.

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Re: Disability Discount

Postby macca » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:26 am

If you're looking for a new car but don't qualify for the motability scheme then Hyundai run what they call an Affinity Scheme where they will give a discount on a new car to people in particular professions and....... Blue badge holders!

Go to www.hyundaiaffinities.co.uk and register on the website using the Affinity code A04.

Once registered you can then view their car range in all specs and the pricing is discounted by upto 17% if I remember rightly.

The good thing is friends and family of the blue badge holder can also have the discount.

As for Hyundai's well you'll love em or hate em but Korean cars have come on a he'll of a lot in recent years. We've run a Hyundai IX35 for going on 2 years and it's been great. Their cars come with a 5 year warranty.

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Re: Disability Discount

Postby macca » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:36 am

I came across this useful site recently. If you enjoy gardening but your disability has impeded your ability to do this then this organisation will consider grants to assist people to enjoy gardening again. ie. to improve garden access, raise beds etc. You just need to join their gardening club which is free :

wow.gardeningfordisabledtrust.org.uk
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Re: Disability Discount

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Re: Disability Discount

Postby macca » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:47 am

If you happen to live on merseyside you can apply for a disabled persons travel pass from Merseytravel :

http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/Tickets/ ... abled.aspx

Also if you have a blue badge and get high rate mobility DLA or Pip then you can apply for a free merseytunnels disabled fast tag :

http://www.merseytunnels.co.uk/nossl/ht ... ionary.php
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Re: Disability Discount

Postby macca » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:00 am

If certain conditions are met then you can apply for a disabled band reduction on your council tax bill. In our case we converted a ground floor living room into a bedroom and constructed a ground floor shower room/toilet. That enabled us to qualify for this reduction and had the effect of reducing the council tax banding of our house from a band C to a band B, saving about £110 a year. Check it out with your own local authority and see what the qualifying criteria is in your area.
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Re: Disability Discount

Postby macca » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:06 am

Free tolls for qualifying disabled people :

http://www.bluebadgecompany.co.uk/bridges-and-tolls
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