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. 

Accessible toilets

There are national schemes to help you locate and access locked toilets and facilities with hoists and extra space.

Find out about accessible toilets


Your local library can help you borrow books from home. They may also lend dementia-friendly resources and hold support groups.

More about libraries and carers

Free and discounted entry

Visitor attractions and leisure facilities may offer discounts or free entry to you or the person you care for, as well as other support.

Learn about free entry for carers

More about discounts and leisure passes


Access guides and Shopmobility schemes make it easier for you and the person you care for to visit shops and venues.

Learn more about shopping support


The Blue Badge scheme enables you to park in disabled parking spaces and in restricted areas, closer to the places you visit.

Learn more about the Blue Badge Parking Scheme

Motability vehicles

The Motability Scheme helps disabled people to get about by leasing a new car, accessible vehicle, scooter or powered wheelchair.

Find out about the Motability Scheme

Community transport

Local schemes in your area might help if you or the person you care for find it difficult to use public transport.

More about community transport

Public transport

You might be eligible for free or discounted travel on buses, coaches or trains. Schemes exist throughout the UK.

Learn more about public transport

Vehicle tax

You could be entitled to apply for an exemption from paying vehicle tax, if you or the person you care for are disabled.

Find out about vehicle tax exemption

Taking equipment or medicine

If you’re travelling with medical equipment or medication, find advice about what to take and allowances to consider.

More about travelling with equipment and medicine

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.