Useful Disability Information


 A-Z OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS

The following web site contains links to a lot of useful information regarding specific health conditions. It contains background information on the more common medical conditions in Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Attendance Allowance (AA) claims, their treatment, the likely disabling effects together with the likely impact on ability to self care and get around.

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/specialist-guides/medical-conditions/a-z-of-medical-conditions/


 

 ARRIVA TRAINS WALES GUIDE

There is a guide available to assist you with your journey on Arriva Trains Wales/Trenau Arriva Cymru train services and at their stations. If you have reduced mobility or special requirement the guide will provide advice on how best to get help and assistance if you need it. 
To download this booklet please click the following link and scroll down the page.

http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/PassengerswithDisabilites/


 

APP GUIDES FOR ACCESSIBLE TOILETS 

Have you ever worried about finding an accessible toilet when you are away from home?

 Two companies have produced Apps aimed at helping to alleviate this problem.  Both Apps are available from the App Store - Wheelmate for free and the Accessible Toilet App at a cost of £2.99. WheelMate is also available as a smartphone app.

The Accessible Toilet Guide App will help you find the nearest toilet to your current location or to where you wish to travel.  It will also provide instant  directions by foot, road, or train.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/accessible-toilet-guide/id501067225?mt=8

WheelMate, recently launched by Coloplast lets wheelchair users around the world locate wheelchair-accessible toilets and parking spaces and add them to the App.  All locations are added and verified by fellow wheelchair users to ensure the information stays up-to-date and useful.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/wheelmate/id515277627?mt=8&affId=1503186


 

CINEMA DISCOUNT CARD

A national discount card scheme is available in almost every UK cinema. The Cinema Exhibitors’ Association (CEA) Card entitles the holder to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema.To apply for the card a person must meet at least one of the following criteria.

Be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Be registered as a blind person

For more information on how to apply for a card click on the following link
http://www.ceacard.co.uk/


 

WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE ACCESS SCHEME

Wales Millennium Centre currently offers a price reduction on most tickets for most performances for disabled visitors. The Centre recognises that some disabled visitor may require additional support when attending shows. Therefore, are happy to offer complimentary seats to Personal Assistants (carer) to enable disabled visitors to visit the Centre. 

Disabled customers who wish to access a complimentary seat or for their Personal Assistant (carer) or a ticket at a reduced cost will need to join the Centre’s Access Scheme - an easy process that just requires the completion of one form which can be completed by either the disabled person or their nominated carer.

For more information on how to join the scheme please click on the following link

http://www.wmc.org.uk/yourVisit/AccessInformation/AccessScheme/