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Equipment, adaptations and services while on holiday

You, or the person you care for, may be used to equipment or adaptations at home. It's important to check that your hotel - or other accommodation - meets your needs.

What may be available

When booking accommodation direct, or through an organisation or travel agency, check what's on offer.

Some places are able to support people with different needs. For example, some hotels have rooms adapted specifically for people who are blind or visually impaired. Here are some examples of the types of adaptations and services that may be available:

  • wheel-in showers
  • raised toilet seats
  • manual and electric bath hoists
  • manual and electric bed hoists
  • alarm systems in rooms
  • vibrating alarms

Depending on your needs, check what help staff can provide. For example, can they assist wheelchair users, or are they trained to use sign language?

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