please!! consider looking at the way support staff are accomodated when those of us with two to one support [or three to one in some cases] pay our money to access the companies services,we are being left out of accessing many services because of ancient company regulations that do not recognise our needs.
those of us with severe disabilities are already on very little money as we have to pay all of ours towards care,mobility and disability needs,we dont get extra money to spend on paying for two support staff to come with us into services like the cinema or an aquarium for example.
we have two support staff because we have high behavioral/support needs,its a NEED not a luxury, the second support staff isnt just coming along for a free ride,theyre there to work with us and keep us safe while accessing the community.
so why is it companies have great trouble recognising that disabled people often have more than one support staff?
yesterday,had gone to the cheshire game and country show in knutsford,cheshire and they said they woud accept one support staff in free but not two,if it hadnt been for dad being with us who was a paying customer woud not have been able to go in as needed to be supported by two people in there.
why cant service users with two support staff have their support staff show their work identity badges to show they are working or require a service user registration system so that we are flagged up on the system as needing two staff? knowsley safari park has a similar sort of system in place for those of us who have a lot of support staff so why cant other companies put something into place? we are paying customers after all and it isnt fair we are being isolated out of society.