Signpost Leisure leaflet
This guide is designed to help you find a sport or club that specifically caters for your child’s additional needs, but please remember that many local clubs may also be happy to welcome your child, so it is worth exploring them too.
West Lothian Council’s website lists many organisations in their ‘local groups’ section, which you can search to find activities near you.
Although we have done our best to check the accuracy of the information contained within this guide, the information has been compiled from a variety of sources.
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The aim of Euan’s Guide is to empower disabled people by providing information that will give confidence and choices for getting out and about.
Euan’s Guide – Disabled access reviews for cinemas, theatres, days out etc.
Changing Places are extra-large toilets suitable for adults who need specialist equipment such as hoists or large changing benches to help with their needs.
The changing places consortium provides information on the location of existing Changing Places toilets, including a searchable map, address and contact details of the venue, opening times, details of the equipment and public access.
The card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema. The CEA Card is available to applicants aged 5 years and above. To apply, the person requiring assistance must be in receipt of one of the following:
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- Attendance Allowance (AA)
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Adult / Child Disability Payment (ADP / CDP in Scotland)
- Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
- Severely Sight Impaired Registration (formerly Registered Blind)
- Sight Impaired Registration (formerly Partially Sighted)
To apply, you will need:
- Proof of eligibility
- A photo
- Payment of £6.00
Holidays and short breaks
Scottish Autism have a comprehensive overview of things to think about when going on holiday with an autistic child.
Carers of West Lothian can advise on short breaks if you are registered with them.
Limitless Travel are disabled holiday specialists who run trips in the UK and Europe, with professional carers on every trip.
Disabled Holidays has a searchable database of holidays in the UK, abroad and includes cruises.
Enable holidays creates tailor-made disabled holidays abroad.
Holidays in the UK
These venues have not been accessed by Signpost, so are only suggestions based on recent searches.
The Thomas Centre in Lincolnshire advertises itself as especially welcoming for families whose children have conditions such as epilepsy, Tourettes or autism, with a large, private estate and lots to do.
Culmore Bridge Cottages. The cottages are furnished to a very high standard and are wheelchair-friendly throughout – culmorebridge.co.uk
Rebecca Cottage is an adapted, wheelchair accessible holiday cottage in Carnoustie, which sleeps 7 – rebecca-cottage
Homelands accessibility lodges – homelands-fife.co.uk
The Rings enabling holidays for all, Self catering cottage, cabins and wilderness camping – Ring Farm Experiences and Bisset’s Barn, Cupar, Fife – therings.co.uk
Calvert Lakes provides adventure breaks and holidays for people with disabilities. – calvertlakes.org.uk
Holiday cottages UK has accessible accomodation – www.holidaycottages.co.uk/accessible-cottages
Information about autism-friendly airports in the UK, including Glasgow and Edinburgh, can be found on this page.
Grainge Villa Florida has wheelchair accessible villas in Orlando USA – graingevillaflorida.co.uk
TUI has information about accessible holidays – tui.co.uk/accessible-holidays