Accessability info and advice
Wheelchair Loan Depot at St Andrews Community Hospital
The service is there to provide a short term loan to people who are returning home early from hospital, to enable people to stay at home during an illness or even to assist with mobility whilst on holiday. They also provide temporary help to those waiting for long-term equipment from health or social services. Continue reading
AbilityNet provides free IT support to help older people and people with disabilities to use technology to achieve their goals.
We have a network of friendly volunteers who can help with most major computer systems, laptops, tablet devices and smartphones.
The below article is from https://www.fifedirect.org.uk/topics/index.cfm?fuseaction=service.display&p2sid=10EC1DC8-BF3D-EFDF-43B5798BB53A52CB&themeid=568AF4CE-B036-4E67-93AB-36B1E13DFA11
The Blue Badge scheme is a national scheme for those who have a permanent disability which means they are unable to walk or virtually unable to walk or those who are registered blind. A blue badge is intended to help those who would be unable to visit public buildings, shops and other places unless they can park close to their destination.
The Blue Badge scheme supports people who cannot easily get around by helping them park closer to their destination. Blue Badges are also known as disabled parking permits.
The below information is from: http://fifecoastandcountrysidetrust.co.uk/Fife-Pilgrim-Way_68.html
Story kindly provided by Fife Today
Val Latimer (60) previously used Stagecoach’s express service to visit Cupar. However, she claims the operator has now stopped her using the service, saying her wheelchair is too big to get on. Ms Latimer has an adapted wheelchair, with reclining back support, a seat lift, and elevated foot plate, to suit her disabilities. She says she feels “stuck in Glenrothes”, and now uses the 64 service instead.
Read more at FifeToday’s story Glenrothes Woman’s wheel chair too long
Here is a PowerPoint presentation about Blue Badges