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Beckboop

445d

How do I transport myself with seizures? I have seizures every week, although I have a bus pass (expensive), the buses are unreliable, and I cannot go anywhere on bank holidays or Sunday, which interrupts my independence and social life. I go to college far away from my house and it can take up to 2 hours to do the journey on buses which is exhausting for me. Taxis are very expensive as well. I have tried applying for a disabled bus pass but have only got a small discount. Are there any services to help me get from place to place directly and quickly? I’m mainly looking for one day a week when I have to be home quick for youth group and also have a busy night so need to take it easy. I am in England.

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    • Beckboop

      375d

      @KuffedCosplay unfortunately it isn’t the same in England but that sounds amazing. I finally got chance to speak to a really good nurse who had got me a free bus pass though.

    • KuffedCosplay

      432d

      Check with the bus company sometimes they have a handicap discount or free rate. The one in my city I can use for free. Also try your local medical office and insurance for help.

      • Beckboop

        375d

        @KuffedCosplay unfortunately it isn’t the same in England but that sounds amazing. I finally got chance to speak to a really good nurse who had got me a free bus pass though.

    • ThunderBeetle

      441d

      I live in the US, so I don't know if this applies at all to England, but here my disability insurance has a car service that can bring people places for free, especially if it is medical related.

    • MilkJoey

      444d

      i don't know the first thing about england but is there no one you can go to to ask for a ride? maybe offer to pay the friend for gas if anything? have you tried searching for shorter routes to take? maybe walk a certain distance to a different stop and it'll make time pass by quicker? i hope one day you get a better cut from a disabled bus pass one day too. much luck to you and take it easy on yourself!!

      • Beckboop

        444d

        @MilkJoey unfortunately I don’t know anyone near me who takes the same route, I’d pay them for gas but I think people just don’t want to go out of their way. I honestly just wish bus services here were better. Thank you 😊

        • MilkJoey

          444d

          @Beckboop i wish public transportation was better too but it's always worth asking because you never know if someone would be kind enough to at least take you most of the way there. is there any chance you could get a service dog? take care nonetheless

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