‘Your guide to flying

with a disability’

Friday & Saturday 2nd & 3rd June 2017

The Mobility Roadshow in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2LG

Also on Thursday 8th June at Kidz South in Reading RG1 8EQ


We invite you to join us for a practical session to learn how to make your journeys by air as smooth as possible.


The day is suitable for individual travellers, parents of disabled children, and assisting health professionals who are considering flying.


With industry experts we guide you through the whole journey by air, from booking to arrival at your destination to reduce stress and make your journey comfortable.


A replica aircraft cabin is central to the day and available for you to see and try seating and transfer equipment.

The ‘guide to flying’ session will cover:

Booking, insurance, safe carriage of your wheelchair, being fit to fly & medicines, hiring equipment abroad, check in & security, boarding the aircraft, managing challenging behaviours, aircraft seating, airport facilities, hidden disabilities & using the toilet.

For more info email: marion.dmoirah@qef.org.uk  or call: 020 8770 1151


24 April 2017

We'd like to say a massive congratulations to the eighteen runners who all finished the Virgin London Marathon 2017 yesterday to raise over thirty thousand pounds for QEF!

So, to Helen Wells, Chloe Ridyard, Sarah Thomas, Jozef Podsiadly, Will Ethelston, Ann Mathiesen, Ajay Raval, Claire Smy, Jason Martin, David Welch, Chuan Lim, Daniel Smith, Gary Macfarlane, Andy Sharp, Daniel Whyte, Timothy Coup, Emily Watson, Scott Wilson - thank you!

We hope that having trained for months and dedicated time and effort to fundraising it all paid off when crossing the finish line!

21 April 2017

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) was proud to welcome Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, the parliamentarian, multiple Paralympic medal winning wheelchair racer and tv presenter as guest speaker at its Spring Ladies Lunch fundraising event at Epsom Downs Racecourse this week.

24 March 2017

QEF had a very special visitor today. Her Royal Highness Princess Anne the Princess Royal came to QEF to visit gap year students on work placement from Lattitude UK, a partner charity of which she is patron.

The Princess Royal also met residents at Dorincourt and opened the new Infozone, an IT facility sponsored by the Karten Network and the QEF Spring Ladies Lunch Committee. The Infozone offers computers that can be controlled using accessible methods including an Eyegaze eye-movement tracking sensor.

09 March 2017

We would like to announce that we have welcomed Karen Deacon as QEF’s new chief executive.

Karen joins QEF from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) where she has been director of adult social care. She has previously worked at Young Epilepsy following a career in the NHS and is a nurse by background.