Jump to content
British Speedway Forum
Sign in to follow this  
a4poster

Disabled & Enablers.

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

Do any tracks offer disabled people who need an Enabler/Carer free admission for the person accompanying them providing they have proof of the higher rate care component. I know many sports do and wondered what Speedway tracks do.

Feel free to add track names in this thread.

Edited by a4poster

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty sure Newcastle has always allowed the Carer in for free, when accompanying a disabled person who needs a Carer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kings Lynn used to but then stopped it. No idea of the current situation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Surely it's illegal to not allow a disabled supporter who requires an assistant to not allow the assistant free entry. As the assistant is only there to aid the person who wishes to attend

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the replies. The tracks that we are thinking of visiting are:

Plymouth, Swindon, Somerset, Poole & Birmingham.

12 hours ago, Triple.H. said:

Surely it's illegal to not allow a disabled supporter who requires an assistant to not allow the assistant free entry. As the assistant is only there to aid the person who wishes to attend

For what it’s worth I think Triple.H is correct. Football has a criteria that has to be met before an Enabler/Carer is allowed entry - that is fine, but can you try explaining this to someone who operates a turnstile at Speedway?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, a4poster said:

Thanks for the replies. The tracks that we are thinking of visiting are:

Plymouth, Swindon, Somerset, Poole & Birmingham.

For what it’s worth I think Triple.H is correct. Football has a criteria that has to be met before an Enabler/Carer is allowed entry - that is fine, but can you try explaining this to someone who operates a turnstile at Speedway?

are you disabled or are you the enabler ?  are both of you speedway fans ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the reply.  I am disabled and a Speedway fan - the guy who would take me is more of a 'take it or leave it fan'.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Triple.H. said:

Surely it's illegal to not allow a disabled supporter who requires an assistant to not allow the assistant free entry. As the assistant is only there to aid the person who wishes to attend

When we opened up in 1997 I was faced with this problem pretty early on, as we had 2 disabled customers who were regular attenders. As well as trying to do the decent thing, lIke others have said, I also thought it was a legal requirement.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/17/2019 at 9:26 AM, a4poster said:

Thanks for the replies. The tracks that we are thinking of visiting are:

Plymouth, Swindon, Somerset, Poole & Birmingham.

For what it’s worth I think Triple.H is correct. Football has a criteria that has to be met before an Enabler/Carer is allowed entry - that is fine, but can you try explaining this to someone who operates a turnstile at Speedway?

Swindon does you will need to go to the portacabin entrance at the far end and full out a small form....the carer will be allowed entry for free and the person in receipt of DLA/PIP will pay whatever there age dictates 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Privacy Policy