Narrowboat Holidays

Bruce Wake Charitable Trust

Upton-upon-Severn - Tewksbury/Worcester

The Bruce Wake Trust is a registered charity (based in Rutland) who hire their own specifically designed and fully accessible river and narrow boats to people with disabilities, their friends and family. The late Bruce Wake, who was himself wheelchair bound as a result of Motor Neurone Disease generously instigated and endowed this trust to encourage and assist the provision of leisure activities for the disabled. The boats are moored at Upton Marina providing the perfect location for cruising the river Severn around Worcester, the river Avon and various other canals.

The Bruce Wake Charitable Trust have two accessible narrowboats, the Charlotte III and Lilia moored at:

Upton Marina
Upton-upon-Severn
Worcestershire
WR8 0PB

For more information please contact:

The Bruce Wake Charitable Trust

Ayston
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 9AE

Tel: 01572 822183

Tel: 0844 879 3349

E-mail: wake@webleicester.co.uk

Web: www.brucewaketrust.co.uk

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Coachbuilt GB wheelchair accessible motorhomes and caravansCoachbuillt GB

Coachbuilt Independence Vehicles

Coachbuilt GB supply a range of wheelchair accessible motorhomes and caravans

coachbuiltgb02Adaptions and modifications include:

  • Wheelchair lifts
  • Wide doors
  • Driver wheelchair docking system
  • Pass.wheelchair docking system
  • Shower table
  • Shower chair
  • Four-point seatbelt harness
  • Driver hand-controls
  • Ceiling track hoist
  • Height adjustable bed
  • Profiling bed
  • 12v Slide out
  • Specialist mattress
  • Wheelchair restraint travel system
  • Wheelchair ramps & winch
  • Pure-syn wave inverter
  • Detachable seat-belted attendant seat
  • Integration of medical equipment
  • Six-way seats

They adapt small motorhomes to full size American RVs

Coachbuilt UK also have several motorhomes for hire and one of them has a ceiling hoist, height adjustable profiling bed and a wet room. They also offer free storage of your vehicle for the duration of the hire.

For more information please contact:

Coachbuilt GB

Kelsey Close
Attleborough Fields Ind Estate
Nuneaton
CV11 6RS

Tel: 0247 634 1196

E-mail: info@coachbuiltgb.co.uk

Web: www.coachbuiltgb.co.uk

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Updated March 2017

Northlink Ferries to Orkney & Shetland

NorthLink Ferries - The only ferries with ceiling hoists available in 2 cabins

Northlink Ferries Disabled Passengers FAQs 

Accessible cabins for disabled passengers

On the overnight routes there are four cabins per ship designed for disabled users. Two of these cabins are designed to allow ease of access, whilst the other two cabins are fitted with lifting equipment.

Cabins have two single beds at normal height. Cabins without lifting equipment have an additional drop-down berth available for a carer. All the disabled cabins are fitted with a television.

Accessible cabins have wide access electrically-operated doors and sinks at the correct height. Toilets are fitted with the required rails and handles. Each cabin is equipped with a waterproof seat which can be wheeled into the shower and toilet.

Cabins are fitted with standard UK three-pin electrical outlets at 230 volts/50Hz.

If required passengers can also take oxygen bottles on board

Northlink Ferry accessible cabin with ceiling track hoist

** Remember to take your own sling! ** Most accommodation providers do not provide you with a sling for hygiene reasons so remember to take along your own and be comfortable in something you are used to. Most slings are'universal' fitting but if you are not sure please contact the accommodation provider.

  

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Canal Boat Holidays

QEF Jubilee

The specially adapted canal boat, the QEF Jubilee, moored at Hemel Hempstead, has just undergone a £50,000 renovation including an engine overhaul, flooring repairs, windows refurbishment, fixtures and fittings replaced, and new galley facilities. The boat is specially designed and equipped for disabled people. At 55 ft. long and 12.5 ft. wide, she is wider than standard canal boats, giving you comfortable access for wheelchairs. Facilities include a medical bed, ceiling hoist tracking systems and a wheelchair battery charger. The boat is adapted so that even the most severely disabled people can enjoy steering and crewing her along the canal, from their wheelchair, using a joystick. A trained skipper will greet your party and give you comprehensive instruction on the operation of the boat with particular regard to Health and Safety

Accommodates up to 8 people in 3 bedrooms

Special facilities:

  • Wide beam for easy mobility below deck
  • Accommodation for 8 people with up to 3 wheelchairs
  • Large decks at bow and stern
  • Wheelchair-accessible boarding ramps from each deck to the towpath
  • Hydraulic lift at both ends for access to interior
  • Flush toilets
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilet and shower
  • Ceiling hoist in accessible bedroom and wetroom
  • Two additional bedrooms for carers and additional guests
  • Galley with full size cooker, microwave, fridge
  • Central heating
  • TV
  • Buoyancy aids for all sizes

For more info please contact:

Voluntary Association for Surrey Disabled

Leatherhead Court
Woodlands Road
Leatherhead
Surrey
KT22 0BN

Tel: 01372 841148

E-mail: info@vasd.org.uk

Web: http://www.vasd.org.uk/holidays/canal-boat-holidays/

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** Remember to take your own sling! ** Most accommodation providers do not provide you with a sling for hygiene reasons so remember to take along your own and be comfortable in something you are used to. Most slings are'universal' fitting but if you are not sure please contact the accommodation provider.

  

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South - West Sussex - Bosham

Road Runner Motorhomes

Road Runner Motorhomes is a small, family run, Community Interest Company (CIC) offering disabled people the opportunity to hire a fully equipped wheelchair accessible motorhome at a significantly discounted rate.

Our aim is to make going on holiday accessible and achievable for those with a disabled family member.

Prices start from as little as £550 a week and, subject to availability, we can be very flexible on dates. Prices are normally based on a weekly hire, but the motorhome is also available for long weekends. If you want to go further afield, and would like to hire the motorhome for two weeks, we offer a discount for the second week.

The motorhome is an Autotrail Cheyenne 840d SE, which has been fully adapted for wheelchair use, whilst still maintaining the appearance and features of a standard motorhome.

The motorhome sleeps four people. It has a four point wheelchair restraint system to enable a disabled person to travel in their wheelchair and three seat belted seats for able bodied people to travel in.

Ceiling hoist tracking, with an Oxford Voyager portable hoist, runs from above the profiling bed to the wet room.
When not using mains power, there is a 240v inverter to power the profiling bed and to charge a wheelchair or run a BiPAP machine.

For more info please contact:

Road Runner Motorhomes

Road Runner Motorhomes
Bosham
West Sussex
PO18 8EX

Tel: 07803 170554

E-mail: roadrunnermotorhomes@gmail.com

Web: http://roadrunnermotorhomes.webs.com/

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** Remember to take your own sling! ** Most accommodation providers do not provide you with a sling for hygiene reasons so remember to take along your own and be comfortable in something you are used to. Most slings are'universal' fitting but if you are not sure please contact the accommodation provider.

  

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Updated April 2017