We're taking Able on the road and heading along to Naidex Scotland at the SECC tomorrow. If you're in the Glasgow area and you fancy meeting our (incredibly good looking) team and checking out some of the best, brightest and all-round shiniest disability products on offer then come on down!
Not only can you ogle the latest Motability vehicles from the likes of Allied Mobility, Gowrings and Brotherwood Automobility, we've teamed up with Mosaic Leisure to offer you the chance to win a two-week holiday in Florida, including full support care.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is visit the Able Magazine stand (H4) to enter.
If you haven’t visited the ‘Sunshine State’ before, Florida may seem like a long way to go without a reliable guide – perhaps even a little daunting. Specialist supported holiday companies help to relieve the pre-travel fears that disabled people might have enabling guests to visit different parts of the world – one of the favourites being the USA.
Mosaic offer more than just holidays. They provide quality all year round supported breaks for guests with a range of conditions including Asperger’s syndrome, learning difficulties, mental illness and sensory impairments, disabled people and the elderly at resorts throughout the UK and at destinations worldwide.
It’s important to mention the support provided during these holidays doesn’t translate to loss of independence or control: far from it. Managing Director and founder of Mosaic Leisure explains: “Our core aim is to enable guests to enjoy an independent experience that combines excitement and fun with discrete, practical help when and where required.”
Although there is no regulation for supported holidays, as with most specialist holiday companies, staff at Mosaic Leisure are CRB accredited as well as being trained in first aid, epilepsy awareness and medication administration.
One of the main requirements for disabled people is adequate and appropriately equipped accommodation. “We personally research and inspect all of the accommodation before we offer it to our guests. It’s important we are confident each destination meets our standards; from ensuring en suite or ground floor bathrooms are available, to checking local restaurants for dining out options. “In other words, you can rest assured every detail of your holiday will be considered on your behalf before you travel.”
There is a range of accommodation options available depending on your destination, but villas in Florida also have the added luxury of private pools with hoists. This means your holiday doesn’t have to be structured around excursions and trips to attractions, there’s also the option to relax.
It's free to get in and you can register for your badge here or on the door.