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Travelling Abroad

It is possible to travel abroad when you have an inherited metabolic disorder. It may take a little more planning and preparation, but it is achievable, and you can get away for that much needed break. This toolkit aims to give you some guidance and points to think about when organising and booking a holiday abroad.

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Accessible Travel Destinations in the UK

Travelling short distances to places you know can provide challenges when you or someone in your family has a disability. However, this shouldn’t stop you from getting out and exploring some magnificent places over the summer. So, drag out your floppy hats, welly boots and sunglasses (yes, you’re rocking that look!) and read our top tips that will help you plan your holidays and days out in a breeze.

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Accessible public transport

Public transport in the UK is improving when it comes to accessibility, especially for those with mobility impairments. With increased awareness about the needs of those with invisible illnesses, services are also improving across the country to ensure that public transport is a viable option for those who would have previously struggled.

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Travel insurance

Finding the right travel insurance can be a challenge at the best of times. If you are affected by an Inherited Metabolic Disorder, it can prove to be an even bigger challenge to ensure that you find the right cover. Metabolic Support UK have put together a fact sheet, which we hope will provide you with the information that you need to find the right travel insurance policy for you and your family.

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School transport

When a child has a disability or additional needs, it’s not always feasible for them to make their own way to school. Sometimes the school is too far away and they are unable to walk to school themselves, or they need support to travel to school.

Under the 1996 Education Act, the Local Authority must make arrangements for children to travel and attend school, while they are of compulsory school age.

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