From the Carers Northumberland Caring with Confidence Course Sept-Oct 2015

  • A good path for buggies/wheelchairs along the coast from Alnmouth to Amble and beyond

  • Canal paths abroad can be excellent for chairs/buggies – especially Nivernais canal in Burgundy ( can book a disabled cabin on the ferry)

  • If cared for has a mobility scooter you can go out with them on a bicycle or use a Buddy Board on the back of the scooter!

  • Alnwick Gardens is accessible and Carers get in for free

  • English Heritage/National Trust/RHS all have free scooters you can book

  • National Trust have an “ Access for all admit one “ card which you can ring up for and means carers get free entry

  • You can also get Carers cards  for Theatre Royal and cinemas

  • Tyneside cinema has Dementia friendly film showings

  • The Accessible Britain Guide is good

  • You can get Radar keys giving you access to all disabled toilets – just ring Northumberland Council

  • The mobility scheme at Eldon Square and the Metro Centre is good

  • There is a nice flat path in Rothbury by the river and also Howick

  • You can access the Golden Guide online – this is useful and also the Living Easy Guide

  • Although not all of Cragside is accessible the staff are very helpful

  • Brunswick Chapel in Newcastle is a safe space

  • There is a lift at Alnwick Castle and Brinkburn Abbey, The Sage and the Baltic are all good to visit