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    Book an accessible holiday with one of these holiday parks in 2020

    When it’s cold and dark out there is nothing better than imagining being somewhere warm and luxurious, so why not use this opportunity to start researching where you can head on holiday this year? There are loads of options for accessible accommodation all over the UK that you can find here, but have you ever considered booking a stay at a holiday park?

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    How to have a stress free holiday

    Booking a holiday and getting to your destination are two incredibly stressful things regardless of whether or not you need additional accessible facilities. With 2020 now here and the dark, cold nights not changing for another couple of months, you might be thinking ahead to your holiday this year, so we thought we’d put together some tips to help make your planning and travelling as simple and stress free as possible.

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    Tips for travelling with a guide dog

    There are over 10 million people in the UK with a disability of some kind and many of them have a service dog to support them in their day to day lives. We’re all aware of Guide Dogs for the Blind, but there are also dogs offering support to those with conditions such as Asperger’s, autism and a variety of other medical conditions. Whatever role your service dog is providing, make sure you know all the rules and regulations when you’re travelling.

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    Government provides details on disability policies

    Following the Queen’s Speech, the new Conservative Government has now provided details on how it plans to fulfil the major disability policies that were included in their pre-election manifesto.

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    Have a relaxing start to 2020

    Christmas is supposed to be a restful time, but we all know that it’s actually very busy for the majority of us, with this in mind, why not start the year as you mean to go on with a bit of rest and relaxation? There are a whole host of accessible spas and leisure hotels and attractions around the UK offering just that – so we thought we’d put together a few suggestions of places you can go for a relaxing start to the year.

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    Take a moment to celebrate World Braille Day

    World Braille Day returns for 2020 on 4th January. This annual day aims to raise awareness for those who are blind or visually impaired as well as to teach the world more about Braille and how it is used.

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    Positive representation in literature

    Earlier in the year during World Book Day, one of the issues raised with authors and publishers was to include more disabled characters in their work to help create a more positive representation of those with accessibility needs. 

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    What can we do to make more venues accessible?

    Following the news that the UK’s largest ticket selling website, Ticketmaster, had teamed up with a charity to make sure that disabled music fans were able to fully enjoy live performances, we’ve been looking at other ways to make sure that everyone can attend live events.

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    Tourism Guides launched to make businesses dementia friendly

    VisitEngland and Visit Scotland have both launched new guides for businesses in the tourism industry to help them become more dementia-friendly. Going out for the day or visiting a new place on holiday can be very challenging for those with dementia  and these new guides which were created with the Alzheimer’s Society and the Tourism Action Group hope to make holidaying a more positive experience for those with the condition.