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22 Mar 2011 00:00 by SteveandJane Star rating in Somerset and Corvera.... 472 posts Send private message

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Hi All

We own a place in Corvera, Murcia and have tried, so far in vain, to find a car hire company in the region that has a wheelchair accessible vehicle. We look after our friends son occasionally and they would like to have some time with him at our apartment but as yet have not found a company with a converted vehicle to allow them to transport him and his electric wheelchair in the back .

Anybody got any contacts or ideas on this problem ?



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07 Jan 2013 12:51 by littleamg Star rating. 2 posts Send private message

Hi Steve and Jane,

We have a similar problem.  We also have a place in Murcia region (near Sucina).  Our Daughter has finished college and returned home and would like to come out with us, but we have the problem of transporting her in her electric wheelchair once we're there. Sorry this isn't an answer to your question, but I thought if enough people, in this area with the same obstacle, flagged it up, perhaps we could all come up with a solution.  

If you have already found an answer to the problem,then I'd also appreciate any info you could pass on.

Thanks

Kind Regards

Anne-Marie & Stuart 





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07 Jan 2013 15:16 by dringman Star rating in www.Condadoexcursion.... 771 posts Send private message

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 I know of a Taxi that has wheel chair facility . Every authority in Spain must have wheel chair taxi available but not all do

David 



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07 Jan 2013 15:46 by littleamg Star rating. 2 posts Send private message

Hi David,

Thanks for that.  I have found another taxi firm in the area, which at least will initially  get us to the apartment.  I think there is a niche in the market for someone to set up a WAV self drive hire company.

Thanks again

A.M





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08 Jan 2013 11:20 by dringman Star rating in www.Condadoexcursion.... 771 posts Send private message

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tried to get a minibus with wheel chair access. was refused with comment not my problem! !!there is a b&b in fuente alamo area that provides bolidays for disabled. he has an adapted vehicle. I believe he was threatened when he used it .Taxi firms Ct like mafia here

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08 Jan 2013 19:49 by Ian_n_Angie Star rating in Buckinghamshire and .... 36 posts Send private message

A friend of mine has similar circumstances and told me about the following.

 

At present we do not know of any reliable wheelchair accessible vehicles for self drive hire, but we have spoken to a few car hire companies on the Costa del Sol who are looking into adding one or two wheelchair accessible cars to their hire fleet. If this is a service that would appeal to you if it was available could you please email us to list your interest, as the more people who require the service the more likely it is to be able to arrange for one of the car hire companies to support us in the want to bring this service to the coast.

However we do not want to just limit the wheelchair accessible vehicle hire to the Costa del Sol so please let us know any other area that you may be interested in.

 

 

Being a new member they wont allow me to post a url linky thingy so pm me for the address

 

Angie

 

 



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17 Feb 2013 18:57 by aziice1graana321 Star rating. 1 posts Send private message

there is a man with a disabled wav vehicle with lift to hire on an informal basis in the torrevieja area it seats 6 plus wheelchair i will add website when the site will allow me or message me with contact e mail or e mail me at aziice1@aol.com

gavin


 


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14 Apr 2015 14:09 by cooperwood Star rating. 1 posts Send private message

Hi,
I am a wheelchair user since 1 year because of my backbone. I faced many problem when i want to go outside, but after some time my friend suggest me to modify his van to a wheelchir accessible veicle. Now i can go anywhere, Now i don't need to hire any car from others.

http://www.csv.com.au/wheelchair-ramps


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15 Apr 2015 10:38 by ads Star rating. 1818 posts Send private message

 

 According to this:

 

The UN Disability Convention and its Impact on European Equality ...

www.equalrightstrust.org/ertdocumentbank/ERR06_jarlath_article.pdf

On  23  December  2010,  the  European  Union (EU)  ratified  the  United  Nations  Convention on  the  Rights  of  Persons  with  Disabilities (CRPD).  It  is  the  first  time  in  its  history  that the  EU  has  become a party to an international human  rights  treaty.2  The  CRPD  was  ratified just  weeks  after  the  European  Commission published  the  European  Disability  Strategy 2010-2020  which  sets  out  a  detailed  programme  of  action  to  empower  people  with disabilities  so  that  they  can  enjoy  their  rights, and  benefit  fully  from  participating  in  society and in the European economy. 3 Ratification  means  that  the  EU  is  now  bound to  ensure  that  the  rights  of  persons  with  disabilities  are  respected,  protected  and  fulfilled. 

It appears that Spain (to their credit) has ratified the CRPD, so I'm wondering if any instance that  threatens  the implementation of such rights (such as dringman described in his post) could be legally challenged?

On a more positive note what a wonderful opportunity for those willing and able to spot this niche in the market and make greater provision for the disabled. :) especially if they are protected in law from those who attempt to impede their efforts.!!!

 

 


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