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Message posted by johnny 522/9/2016 at 2:39pm
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Can any members help please,my 22yr old daughter is physically and mentally handicapped and is wheelchair bound.We are looking for touring sites in the uk with excellent disabled facilities please.
Thankyou in advance

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I don't know if you're a member of the caravan club but i'll just presume you're not and give the info. All caravan club sites have good disabled facilities. Separate room in toilet block with shower, toilet and basin plus hair dryer. Plenty of room for wheelchair and showers are suitable for walking disabled or wheelchair bound. Accessed by radar key.
On caravan club website each site has a page giving access info.
A day or so before you arrive on site just give them a call and say you have a blue badge and would like to be close to the facilties and they'll do their best.

Message posted by Jakers22/9/2016 at 9:55pm
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Bron Derw in Llanrwst, just north of Betws y coed.

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Killegruer Caravan Site on the Kintyre peninsula.

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Message posted by johnny 524/9/2016 at 9:16am
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Thx everyone

Message posted by romany girl25/9/2016 at 8:52pm
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Quote: Originally posted by roni j on 22/9/2016
I don't know if you're a member of the caravan club but i'll just presume you're not and give the info. All caravan club sites have good disabled facilities. Separate room in toilet block with shower, toilet and basin plus hair dryer. Plenty of room for wheelchair and showers are suitable for walking disabled or wheelchair bound. Accessed by radar key.
On caravan club website each site has a page giving access info.
A day or so before you arrive on site just give them a call and say you have a blue badge and would like to be close to the facilties and they'll do their best.



Sadly not all CC wardens fully understand what needing a 'disabled pitch' means. We have just returned from the Sandringham estate, and as a blue badge holder, l rang to book a disabled pitch, which on previous visits have been no more than 50yds from the disabled facilities. On arrival, we were allocated a pitch much further away, a whole 10 pitches to be exact, and backing onto the sites sewerage system holding tanks, which the odour from at times can be rather unpleasent. We told the warden booking us in that this was not acceptable, as although im not full time in a wheelchair, my mobility is very poor indeed, and l can just about manage to use the disabled facilities if im on a neighbouring pitch.

The reply was 'ok then, go find a pitch that you like, and let us know where you are later' which we did, we went on a vacant pitch that we have been on several times before, and just two pitches down from the disabled facilities. We had just got set up, dehitched, and about to have tea when we had a knock on the door from one angry warden, demanding that we move off the pitch imediatly, as we had gone onto a non awning pitch when we had booked a standard pitch with awning instead. I explained that this wasnt a problem as we would not be using an awning on this occasion, and being as my elderly husband and l were both exahusted from travelling and setting up ect, there was no way that we would be moving off anytime soon, and suggested that she allocated the standard pitch that they originally allocated to us to someone else. She then agreed that we could stay on that pitch overnight but would have to move the next morning. At this point my husband became very angry and demanded our money back, as the only place we would be moving to the next morning would be back home, and that he would be writing a formal letter of complaint to the CCs head office.

An hour later, she returned, and guess what? She had managed to put someone else on our standard pitch with awning, and we could stay were we were afterall, on a propper disabled pitch and not just one that they happened to bang a disabled sign into on one of the most unsuitable and unpopular pitches on the site.

Needless to say that we will not be returning there and infuture we will stick to the smaller sites where the owners care about their customers and really understand their needs when they book onto a disabled pitch.

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Message posted by jandjstott26/9/2016 at 11:57am
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The C&CC site at Teversal near Mansfield has the best shower facilities we have come across and a very large disabled room which is underfloor heated ( as are all the shower facilities ). The site is flat and I think they tend to reserve a couple of pitches very close to the shower facility for disabled people. The site owners are lovely and I am sure they would help as much as possible for anyone with disabilities. The Canarvon arms about 300 yards away is one of the best pubs we have come across with really nice food. Slight slope down from the site but easily done with a wheelchair. Check out the reviews on here and you will see how many people rate the site very highly.

Message posted by roni j26/9/2016 at 2:39pm
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Julia, that's awful. I do hope you write and complain. The one odd unhelpful warden makes you forget all the helpful ones.

Message posted by johnny 526/9/2016 at 6:31pm
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Thankyou for your advice,will look it up.

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Message posted by johnny 526/9/2016 at 6:33pm
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Finding a site with proper disabled facilities is hard but if the wardens are like the ones you had then things wont change for the better for a very long time.

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