If you and/or the person you care for are finding it difficult to get out and get about, there are a number of schemes that aim to make life easier.

Travel

Please click here for a Guide to Stockport Disability Aware Transport Providers

RADAR toilet key

The RADAR toilet key provides access to public toilets for disabled people. If the person you care for qualifies for a key, this can help them (and you) get around more knowing they will have access to a suitable toilet. Contact the council's Disability Services on 0161 218 1220 to find out more.

Blue Badge

The Blue Badge helps you park closer to your destination in specified parking places, reducing the distance you need to walk. The Blue Badge is mainly available to anyone who: receives the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) received 8 points or more under the “moving around” activity of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP is registered blind (severely sight impaired) receives a War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement (WPMS). If the person you care for qualifies for a Blue Badge, you can use it when you take them out. Apply on the government website or call 0343 100 1000 if you have any queries.