Carer publishes guide book of Essex for disabled people

A SUPPORT worker has published her own comprehensive guide to Essex for people with disabilities.

What can we do today? has been borne out of years of frustration for Lyndie Price. With almost 20 years of experience in the caring and support industry, she has seen first hand how difficult it is for people with disabilities to take a trip in the county.

She said: “We have been taking people out for years on trips, but often run out of ideas of where to go. I’ve done a lot of mileage travelling to places that are closed

“I’ve been caught out so many times so I decided to put this book together to give people the information they want and need.”

What can we do today? covers information about every major town in Essex, such as their best tourist attractions, what facilities are on offer and some advice on what to do.

A suggested itinerary offers advice on the mileage between each town and whether the town has suitable facilities such as adequate parking, disabled access and toilets, and information on libraries, yearly events, markets and boot sales.

Although the research was originally targeted at the disabled, Ms Price believes the book could easily be used by the general public.

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“I started out aiming it at people with disabilities but it is a suitable book for anybody if they want information on places to go in the county,” said Ms Price, who has worked with people with learning and physical disabilities in Saffron Walden for the last 11 years.

“I am always trying to find new and interesting places but didn’t know about the towns in Essex.

“When I get to these places I like to have the right information available to me.

Ms Price, who spent 18 months putting the book together, has self published 300 copies of the book, available at Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre priced at �12.