Things to consider before you leave for your next holiday.

Things to consider before you  leave for your next holiday.

If you have a disability, illness, or injury that requires the use of a mobility aid, the prospect of travelling can be incredibly daunting, BUT we want to help! Before you jet off on your Summer getaway, here is a handy checklist to make sure you are prepared

Check your insurance:

Make sure your details are up to date, your medical information is correct, and you know which hospitals you can use if there is a need for it. Don’t leave anything out! If they don’t know about it, they won’t cover it!


Stock up on your medication:

Make sure you have enough medication — packed in your hand luggage, so it’s not at risk of being lost — and anything from the pharmacy which may help, like electrolytes, antihistamines, insect repellent, or Imodium.


Check your sticks:

Top and tail to make sure grips and rubber tips are in good nick. If not, order replacements and replace * before * you travel, so there’s no risk of slips whilst you’re away.

Check that you have your credit card:

If there are any surprise medical situations whilst you’re away, a credit card is essential to pop everything onto and easily claim back from your insurers without actually having to spend the money!

Wear something comfortable:

Travelling always takes a ton of energy, even for those without a mobility aid. Wear something you’re comfy in to keep you as relaxed as possible during your journey!



To read more of our top tips, why not check out some of our other blogs:

5 Tips for Travelling Abroad with a Disability