Travelling With Chronic Illness
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Hidden Disabilities Lanyard
“A hidden disabilities lanyard is now available for our customers who need a little more time or assistance whilst travelling through the terminal. The lanyard discretely lets us know that someone might need additional support getting through our airport. This could mean giving them more time to prepare at check-in, security, allowing them to remain with their family at all times, or giving them a more comprehensive briefing on what to expect as they travel through the airport. The lanyard is becoming the popular standard across UK airports which allow our customers requiring extra assistance to use the same system across the country.
The Lanyards are available free of charge from the Airport Duty Managers desk or from the Passenger Assistance desk on the main terminal concourse.” -Newcastle Airport
I was over the moon when I heard about this! It’s quite an inclusive and forward-thinking step and I for one will be using this system on my trip!
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And there you have it
It can be daunting to leave the comfort of our homes when we are poorly especially when we are unsure if the place we plan on going to has the accessibility requirements we need. I hope that by sharing the tips that I’ve learnt over the years helps when it comes to planning a trip and travelling with chronic illness, invisible illness and disability. There are systems in place to help and support us, we just have to find them and then shout about them so we all know about them and benefit from them.