Families with disabled children need to plan outings and journeys with care. This page tells you about the kinds of help you can get with transport and parking, and where to get information about access.
The Fed have an award-winning online guide to what’s accessible in Brighton and Hove which includes accommodation, transport, restaurants, bars, clubs, shops or attractions, as well as information on accessible parking in the city. There are also some useful downloads about disabled access on the VisitBrighton website.
Going further afield, Disabled Go is a website with access information for many other towns around the country. Also you may be able to get a RADAR key to open accessible public toilets; contact the council or RADAR’s parent organisation, Disability Rights UK.
It is always worth checking with the place you are going to because information does get out of date, and sometimes the level of access described in leaflets can be misleading.
Enjoying Brighton and Hove’s beach and parks
There’s now an accessible walkway for wheelchairs in front of the lifeguard station near King Alfred Leisure Centre car park. You can also book special beach wheelchairs from the Seafront Office on 01273 292716. The council web site also has lots of information on accessibility in public facilities like parks – visit the council website to find out more.
If your child gets DLA at the higher rate for mobility they may be entitled to certain benefits related to transport and parking. Read more about DLA and its components