staying independent

Getting out and about

"I’d like some help to plan my journey."

About getting out and about

We know everyone’s accessibility needs are different, and that can mean that a trip away from home takes a bit of planning.

We’ve put together some information to help you decide on the best places to go, how to get there, and whether it has the public facilities you need.

Deciding where to go

East Yorkshire is a beautiful county with many wonderful things to do. Whether you’d like to get out and see the sights, take part in a local activity or join a local group, here are some suggestions of where to look for ideas.

Local group and activities

Whether you’d like to join a group or take part in a local activity, we have over 300 options available in our community directory.

Search for a local group or activity


AccessAble, previously known as DisabledGo, specialises in providing accessibility information for a range of venues across the UK. These include:

  • shops
  • pubs
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • theatres
  • railway stations
  • hotels
  • colleges
  • universities
  • hospitals.

Each venue listed on their website is visited in person by a trained surveyor who photographs the building and checks the accessibility details are correct. This means you have access to the detailed information you need to work out if a place is going to be accessible to you.

Find out more or search for a place to go on the AccessAble website.

Reasonable adjustments

Employers, services and education providers have a legal duty to remove the barriers you face because of a disability. This can allow you have the same access as someone who is not disabled. You can find out more about their duty to make reasonable adjustments on the Citizen’s Advice website.

Requesting an adjustment

If you feel at a disadvantage while using a service, for example because there are steps at the entrance or a lack of seating for you to rest, you can ask for adjustments to be made. The service provider may not be aware of your needs. Learn more about requesting an adjustment on the Scope website.

Help with getting there

When you are planning a trip out, there are many transport options available. Our guidance aims to help you have a successful journey there and back home again.

Journey planner

If you are thinking of travelling by public transport, the Traveline journey planner is a great way to work out your journey.

You can explore all the different ways you can travel and:

  • access routes for buses, trains, coaches and ferries in the UK
  • view live bus and train times
  • get planned timetables
  • search for your local bus stop.

You can access the journey planner on the Traveline website.

Local travel options

To help you decide on the best way to get to your destination, we’ve put together some information on these local travel options in East Riding:

We have also provided details of any:

  • assistance available to you
  • discounted or free travel you may qualify for.

Personal safety

While you are out and about, it is important to take some precautions to look after your personal safety. Take a look at our tips for staying safe while out and about.