Disability Rights UK

Useful Information

A Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users


The guide offers plenty of valuable information such as:

  • Understanding areas of most concern or particular difficulties frequently experienced by wheelchair users in their own homes.
  • A comprehensive checklist, which includes standards and recommendations, covering all areas of a home (kitchen, bathroom, stairways, etc.) and aimed at improving the overall comfort and safety for those in a wheelchair.
  • Tips and advice on basic wheelchair checks and the importance of regular maintenance.
  • Advice on manoeuvring, both inside the house as well as in outside areas and access points, to prevent injuries and accidents.
  • Other helpful resources, downloads, and further information to help maintain a safe and wheelchair-friendly home environment.

Travelling Abroad with a Disability

The guide offers helpful information, such as:

  • Travel tips and useful accessibility information for persons with various disabilities.
  • Advice on what to pack, transportation accessibility, and where to seek medical or emergency help.
  • Accessible travel recommendations and destinations specifically catering to the disabled.

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