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Accessible accommodation - non-UK
Wheelchair accessible accommodation in Puerta Pollenssa, Majorca.Full details of DAH-Europe (Majorca)
Accessible holiday apartments in converted mill in Brittany. FranceFull details of I Need A Holiday Too
Wheelchair-friendly villa. CyprusFull details of Sundance Villas
Accessible accommodation - UK
Accessible log cabins with a range of specialist equipment. DerbyshireFull details of Hoe Grange Holidays
Accessible holiday cottages with a range of specialist equipment available to hire. South WalesFull details of Homeleigh Country Cottages
Disabled-friendly self-catering holiday cottages on a working farm. DevonFull details of West Hele Holiday Cottages
fAABI is a Westminster-based charity supporting adults living with an acquired brain injury (ABI) across all London boroughs to build the knowledge, skills and confidence to live life to the full. We organise social activities and workshops for people with an ABI and their loved ones such as movie nights, off-site events and Subbuteo sessions, as well as sessions to help people with an ABI develop new skills including guitar, piano, creative writing and basic law lessons, and more.Full details of fAABI
Voluntary organisation run from Kent, the Trust gives grants to people all over the UK to enable them to continue to garden, despite disability or advancing illness.Full details of Gardening for Disabled Trust
Design therapeutic gardens for clients affected by TBI to enhance the quality of their lives. KentFull details of Independent Gardening Limited
Designer and supplier of trikes that can be modified for people with special needs by fitting back rests, self-levelling pedals with toe clips and straps, fixed wheel, parent handles, special brake levers.Full details of Mission Cycles
The leading charity in the UK using gardening to change the lives of disabled people. Garden projects in Reading, Birmingham and London.Full details of Thrive
National body that aims to promote and develop wheelchair dancing as a sport and leisure activity across the country. Groups around the UK.Full details of Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK)
Wheels for Wellbeing supports disabled and older people to get cycling in South London and across the UK.Full details of Wheels for Wellbeing
Supported holidays - overseas
Supported holidays for adults in Spain, designed to promote independence and personal development.Full details of Papillon Holidays Limited
Supported holidays - UK
Residential outdoor centre with 40 years' experience delivering challenging outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities in the heart of the Lake District National Park. KeswickFull details of Lake District Calvert Trust Riding Centre
Supported holidays for adults in the UK, designed to promote independence and personal development.Full details of Papillon Holidays Limited
An online travel agent offering services to disabled people throughout the UK. Disabled Access Holidays Ltd and its sister company Mobility Equipment Hire Direct Ltd offer wheelchair accessible accommodation, mobility equipment hire, wheelchair adapted taxi transfers and wheelchair assistance on flights to destinations across the world.Full details of Disabled Access Holidays
The Disabled Cruise Club website is operated by Discover Holidays Ltd, a disability specialist travel agency based in Manchester that provides support for the disabled holiday maker at every step.Full details of Disabled Cruise Club
The UK's largest disability specialist travel agency offering accessible holidays in the UK, abroad and cruises.Full details of DisabledHolidays.com
We work with specialist travel agents to enable people with access needs to holiday or travel.Full details of S.H.I.P.S Physio Stroke. Head injury. Parkinsons. Spinal cord.
Travel, motor and equipment insurance for people with disabilities; UK-wide.Full details of Fish Insurance
Travel insurance for people with disabilities.Full details of Goodtogoinsurance.com
Insurance broker and independent financial adviser.Full details of Timmins Whittaker
Supporting people with brain injury
One person’s brain injury affects their entire family. Our network of professionals enables you to access a complete package of practical, emotional and financial support.
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Sharing knowledge and best practice develops further the expertise of the health and social care professionals working with brain injured people.
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We expect a lot of our members; time and again they demonstrate their dedication to achieving the best outcome for brain injured people. It’s an elite group that we’re proud of.
Stroke is the most common non-traumatic cause of acquired brain injury. Catherine Bell of Brain Injury Group member firm Freeths Solicitors looks at when there might be a clinical negligence claim after someone has suffered…
We are surrounded by reports of car accidents, violent attacks and strokes that result in severe brain injuries and conditions like Vegetative State and Minimally Consciousness. We may read about the accidents, but hear little…
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Choosing the right legal adviser
A brain injury can change a person’s life significantly – and that of their family. Many injuries are unfortunately the responsibility of a third party, in which case there may be the potential to make a claim for compensation. A successful claim could go a long way towards supporting a rehabilitation programme, or providing long term care, or simply easing the financial burden caused by changed circumstances.
If you think you have a claim, speak to several lawyers and ask lots of questions before you instruct anyone; you need to find someone you can relate to. When you speak to any one of our network members, you can be confident that they have a track record of handling brain injury cases and appreciate all the complexities.