Whether you’re doing some shopping, going to a hospital appointment, or having a day out, there’s lots of support to help you and the person you care for get about.
There are national schemes to help you locate and access locked toilets and facilities with hoists and extra space.
Your local library can help you borrow books from home. They may also lend dementia-friendly resources and hold support groups.
Access guides and Shopmobility schemes make it easier for you and the person you care for to visit shops and venues.
The Blue Badge scheme enables you to park in disabled parking spaces and in restricted areas, closer to the places you visit.
The Motability Scheme helps disabled people to get about by leasing a new car, accessible vehicle, scooter or powered wheelchair.
Local schemes in your area might help if you or the person you care for find it difficult to use public transport.
You might be eligible for free or discounted travel on buses, coaches or trains. Schemes exist throughout the UK.
You could be entitled to apply for an exemption from paying vehicle tax, if you or the person you care for are disabled.
Taking equipment or medicine
If you’re travelling with medical equipment or medication, find advice about what to take and allowances to consider.
Find local support
Contact your local carer service to see how they can help. Many carers services run trips for carers, offer community transport facilities, or provide discount schemes for local businesses and attractions.