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to be fed up of barriers when its the 21st century ffs

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sarah293 Mon 28-Sep-09 18:24:38

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southeastastra Mon 28-Sep-09 18:25:57

it's it law that all hotels should be accessible?!

sarah293 Mon 28-Sep-09 18:26:55

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sarah293 Mon 28-Sep-09 18:27:48

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SixtyFootDoll Mon 28-Sep-09 18:28:01

Yes what happened to the laws where life was supposed to be more accessible for people with disabilities?

CarmenSanDiego Mon 28-Sep-09 18:28:32

Damn, beavers and rainbows should be ashamed of themselves for turning down a disabled child. All those bloody books with pictures of smiling brownies in wheelchairs etc.

SixtyFootDoll Mon 28-Sep-09 18:28:39

£235 a night shock

sarah293 Mon 28-Sep-09 18:29:39

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colditz Mon 28-Sep-09 18:30:02

I cannot BELIEVE they are allowed to turn down people who use wheelchairs. I especially cannot believe it of brownies etc. I would be furious. I'd also go to the local paper.

sarah293 Mon 28-Sep-09 18:30:31

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Golda Mon 28-Sep-09 18:31:06

shock at rainbows. I had a friend at brownies with cp. We used to carry her round the toadstool because she didn't like going in the circle in her chair.

sarah293 Mon 28-Sep-09 18:31:26

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LisaD1 Mon 28-Sep-09 18:32:18

Hi Riven,

I'm not going to the meet but my hubby works in Farringdon, would you like me to ask him to get details of a local taxi company that have wheelchair access?

sarah293 Mon 28-Sep-09 18:32:57

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LisaD1 Mon 28-Sep-09 18:33:43

No worries, will send him on a mission tomorrow morning and post back :-)

madwomanintheattic Mon 28-Sep-09 18:35:19

no room at the (holiday) inn? travelodge? not stayed in those particular, but usually 2 or 3 accessible rooms in each location?
<apols - you must have tried them>

have you spoken to district commissioner re rainbows? ours would take but they have one particular unit which is more popular with parents as it is run by one of the cdc's physios lol. ask if there are any of the young leader types who would take on the responsibility of dd. sometimes 2 or 3 willing to help out. won't help your nerves, but worth a try?

Wilts Mon 28-Sep-09 18:36:18

Riven- Not sure if you would be happy with a premier inn?

If you look at the North Swindon premier inn, it is 13 miles away from Faringdon.

V- cars in Swindon also has wheelchair accessible Taxis that will allow you to pre-book.

MeAndMyMonkey Mon 28-Sep-09 18:38:58

Riven, am not 100% sure, but I believe black cabs are licensed to carry wheelchairs now? Certainly the newer ones. And possibly you can book them in advance too?
Good luck, it does seem pretty harsh all round.

sarah293 Mon 28-Sep-09 18:42:15

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Northernlurker Mon 28-Sep-09 18:42:52

I am so sorry to read that Brownies etc are refusing your dd. That is awful sad At our church we do a sort of club for children from year 3-6 and then youth club. Afaik we don't have any wheelchair users at the moment but we could definately accomodate them with some moderation in the activities for them as the downstairs is fine but we don't have a lift in yet for upstairs. Anyway - what I started off to say was have you explored if there are any church groups around that might welcome her joining <<NL crosses fingers and prays (literally) the her fellow christians don't let her down on this>>

Hope you get the hotel sorted too.

squeaver Mon 28-Sep-09 18:42:52

At that time of year, a pre-booked black cab will be delighted to take you rather than a bunch of pissed-up wankers from the City.

Maybe you could try dial a cab?

sarah293 Mon 28-Sep-09 18:44:31

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TheFallenMadonna Mon 28-Sep-09 18:44:42

Is it because your DD requires one-to-one care Riven? Our Beavers have enough trouble recruiting sufficient volunteers, and Rainbows and Brownies have closed completely. If you or your DH were to stay, would she be able to attend?

squeaver Mon 28-Sep-09 18:45:38

this one in kings cross is about a mile away, I'd say.

But I'd go in a cab to the venue not on foot wheels

Wilts Mon 28-Sep-09 18:46:36

Oh sorry I am dense I didn't realise you meant London blush

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