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5 dog-friendly accessible days out

Rough Guides writers Emma Field and Aimee White share five of the best accessible places in the UK that extend a warm welcome to you and your four-legged friend.

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Finding joy in post-lockdown journeys

The past year and a half has been tough for everyone and getting out and about again to see loved ones is something we’ve all cherished. Here, we share the Motability Scheme community’s post-lockdown #JourneyJoys and the video we have created to celebrate these special moments.

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Queen Elisabeth II bridge over the river Thames, in West Thurrock, UK against a clear blue sky

Toll road and congestion scheme charges across the UK

Most toll roads and congestion schemes offer a concession to disabled people, however, it can seem that every toll has a different qualifying criteria and application process. So, here, Helen Dolphin provides a short summary of most toll roads, including how to apply for concessions.

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Coventry University and Motability launch innovative research studentship in accessible transport

Motability, the charity, have announced their exciting collaboration with Coventry University to launch fully funded PhD studentships researching accessible transport design. This new opportunity is open to all suitably-qualified graduates. Read more here.

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Tens of thousands of rail staff to be trained to help disabled passengers

Huge numbers of railway staff are being trained to help disabled passengers this year. This article from PA Motoring Service has more details.

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Taking your Scheme car abroad after Brexit – what you need to know

The UK has now officially left the EU with a Brexit trade deal. In spite of this, there are a few changes that you need to be aware of if you are planning to take your Motability Scheme vehicle abroad. Read more here.

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Top ten tips for keeping kids amused on long car journeys

In this article we've put together a few fun tips on how to keep children amused and entertained on long car journeys.

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Five accessible spots for rainy days

Rough Guides writer Emma Field has found five accessible activities to keep you entertained and dry on those inevitable rainy days!

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Accessible Festive days out

There are plenty of ways to find festive cheer up and down the country. From a Christmas-tree maze in the Scottish capital to a Santa Express train rattling through Cumbria, Rough Guides’ writer Jacqui Agate picks the top accessible things to do this Christmas.

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Travelling with a disability: Meet the voyager who’s re-writing the rule book

You shouldn't feel like you can't travel abroad just because you're disabled. Check out this article about the founder of Limitless Travel.

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