Sunday, 26 May 2024
Sunday, 26 May 2024

Skiggle: Holidaying with a disabled family member

It’s getting to that time of year when people start to think about and plan holidays and short breaks away from home. This is even more apparent when you consider the last 15 months and how many people in the disability community found themselves confined to the same four walls shielding from the outside world and the threat of a global pandemic.

But for some people in the disabled world, just the thought of going on holiday, even booking one night away from home, can fill them with dread. However, whilst most of us worry about whether we can fit an extra pair of shoes in our case or whether our toiletries are small enough for hand luggage, we still know that nine out of ten times we can always buy whatever we need once we reach our destination.

Now just imagine travelling with someone with a severe disability. Someone in a wheelchair who can’t eat, drink, or go to the toilet in the same way an able-bodied person can. That person and their loved ones are no less entitled to a holiday. In fact, if anything, they’re even more deserving of one after the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis. But the reality is, holidays and short breaks of any kind are just too stressful for some. When you weigh up how much you have to pack and the risk of forgetting something vital, it’s just not worth it. You can’t go to a supermarket to pick up specialist feed, pads, or other disability supplies in the same way you can buy shampoo.

Thankfully Skiggle’s unique SOS emergency alert service was created for such eventualities. Thanks to Skiggle, families with disabled children and adults can now go on holiday with the peace of mind that if they do forget something (and let’s face it, we’ve all done it!), there’s a charity network of like-minded people all over the country ready and willing – with cupboards full of care products and equipment – to step up and help. Skiggle gives you the reassurance to live your life to the full. A rescue service for the disabled world.

For more information on Skiggle and the disability charity’s unique 24/7 SOS emergency alert service, please visit:


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