Tourism For All UK
This record is classed under Holidays and days out.
|Service Provider Name||Tourism For All UK|
|Service||Information and help on finding accessible breaks, holidays and days out for disabled people, older people or carers of disabled or older relatives|
|Address2||7A Pixel Mill|
|Address3||44 Appleby Road|
|Post Code||LA9 6ES|
|Where do they provide service from?||From their website|
|Expiry of services||Not applicable|
|Telephone||0845 124 9971|
|Area covered||The site covers breaks and holidays in Britain and abroad|
|Who is the service for?||Disabled people, older people or carers of disabled or older relatives|
|Referral route||Please see the website, call or email|
|Specific ethnic group?||No|
|Summary of services||Tourism for All UK (TfA) is an independent charity supporting leisure and tourism opportunities for all, operating an information service to disabled and older people, and working with the industry and government to raise the standards of welcome to all guests. |
TfA provides information to disabled and older people on accessible accommodation and other tourism services in the UK and overseas. Every year they respond to thousands of people who may need help and support to enable them to take a break they may not have previously believed possible.
TfA`s information service is backed by a website, www.tourismforall.org.uk, and supported by a helpline, 0845 124 9971. The aim is to provide lively, inspirational and comprehensive information that encourages people to try new things, see new places, and live life to the full!
Carrie-Ann Lightley runs TfA`s information service. As a wheelchair user herself she understands what it is to experience difficulties in finding suitable facilities and services.
`It wasn`t until I started working for TfA that I realised travel can be made easier.`
As well as accommodation, travel, and attractions, TfA provides information about activity holidays for disabled people; equipment hire; places where care is available; escorts & carer services; and sources of finance towards the cost of a holiday for people on low income.
They are also working on a project called OpenBritain which is a new website that aims to provide a large range of accessible information, so that finding a holiday or trip to meet your requirements will be easier than ever before. The new site will include a list of accessible destinations as well as providing you with an overview of each region with England, Scotland and Wales. It also provides a useful information section that should help with all aspects of travelling around. Whether it`s a hotel with wheelchair access or a restaurant with a braille menu Open Britain will help to provide you with the perfect choice of locations for your time away. You can search by region or by category of provider, and identify your precise needs so that a list is generated of all the places that meet your personal requirements.
|When are the services run?||Monday to Friday|
|Time details||9am - 5pm|
|Remit||Tourism for All UK is a national charity dedicated to standards of world class tourism which are welcoming to all.|
|Chargeable service?||The website and directory are free but selected information and special offers are available to members.|
|Cost of service||For membership costs please see the website.|
|Total capacity of service||Not applicable|
|Transport Provided||Not applicable|
|CQC Registered||Not applicable|
|Sandwell Approved List||Not applicable|
|Disclaimer||Inclusion in this directory does not imply that Sandwell Council endorses the organisations and no responsibility is assumed for the information in their entries or their services. For terms and disclaimer see below. Directory last updated December 2017.|