Getting around with reduced mobility may seem like a daunting task, however with more emphasis being put on accessibility in public places by governments and local councils, getting around with reduced mobility is not as difficult as it once was. Whether you’re a regular user of a wheelchair or a mobility scooter, or you’re looking for ways to get around on public transport as someone who is less-abled, there are a number of things for you to consider. With some of the advice listed below, you no longer have to feel isolated, or unable to do the things that you want to do, simply because of your reduced mobility. Here, we’re taking a look at the top tips on getting around with reduced mobility.

Using Public Transport

While this may have once been difficult, all public transport in the UK now has to be accessible, meaning all disabled passengers will be able to use them proficiently. As a result, you are able to better enjoy your day without the stress, hassle or worry of getting around.

Public transport must also accept the presence of any guide dogs or assistance dogs which you may require. If you are in need of additional support when using public transport however, you may be able to contact the transport operator in advance of your travels in order to ensure someone is there to provide you with the support you need. Whether you’re venturing out alone, or with family and friends, getting around with reduced mobility is easier than ever.

In addition to regular trains and buses, the London Underground is also being upgraded in order to provide more step-free access, and with numerous alternative routes to help avoid escalators and ensuring someone is on the platform to help you on and off the tube, there’s plenty of ways you can get around with reduced mobility. Top tip – calling in advance is always a wise idea, as that way the entire travel process can be as seamless as possible.

Take Advantage Of Discounts

If you’re travelling with reduced mobility, then why not use it to your advantage and enjoy the discounts on offer on public transport and at some attractions. In England, between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday, and at any time during the weekend, those with disabilities (including reduced mobility) are able to travel for free on buses. However, remember to prepare for this as you may need to apply for a particular bus pass in advance of your travels. In addition to this, you are also able to obtain a Disabled Railcard, and some councils may also provide you with a free taxi voucher if you find it too difficult to use public transport (although this is based on an assessment carried out by the council).

Tourism For All

If you’re stuck for ideas on how to get around with reduced mobility, and where to go, then you can turn to the charity Tourism For All. This particular charity can provide you with all of the information that you need to know in order to find the most accessible destinations to go to, and to stay, in the UK. In addition to this, they can also provide you with copious amounts of information regarding the individual attractions and accommodation to ensure that you are completely prepared for your trip – no matter where you’re headed.

Author's Bio: 

Md Rasel is a professional blogger.