Disabilities Fife, Scotland, UK

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


 


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mercedes-benz-1236289__340If you are disabled in any way and need to travel by public transport the Thistle Assistance Card, will help you.  In particular on some new buses there is nothing but seats to hold on to.
For More information please see below

The 2010 Equality Act’s provisions are now in full effect. This landmark legislation strengthens, harmonises and streamlines 40 years of equality legislation, providing protection from discrimination across all the ‘protected characteristics’: age, disability, sex (including gender reassignment), race, religion and belief, and sexual orientation. The Equality Act affects you as an employer and service provider and applies whatever the size of your organisation or sector you work in

Here is a summary of the Equalities 2010 Act