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Silverstone change rules for tickets for disabled visitor and their Carers.

My partner/carer has been trying to obtain a free carers ticket for MotoGP.
We can't really afford £220 for two tickets for a circuit with no/shit disabled access.

Just to add even greater insult to injury after my last visit, Silverstone have changed their rules to enable a disabled person to obtain one free ticket for their carer.

The DWP rules to qualify for any mobility support have been cut back to the point where unless you're sat in a chair all day dribbling and unable to move you don't get any mobility payments.
Its a Tory decision that defies logic whereby the immobile get payment help with mobility which they haven't got and the people who struggl;e to maintain their limited mobility but keep going now get no mobility support.

The only real factors the DWP considers to be awarded any rate of mobility under the PIPs system is essentially this:
If you can't walk over 20m or with great difficulty then you might qualify for the higher award of mobility support.
If you struggle to walk between 20m and 50m then you get the standard rate of mobility support but only if you're every lucky. The DWP preferred option is neither award.

Back to the plot !
Silverstone used to give a free ticket for a disabled person's carer to attend so a disabled person who needs a carer is enabled to watch the racing which otherwise they might not be able to go. The free ticket is based on you having been awarded the higher rate of mobility under the PIPs scheme.
Since the change over to PIP from DLA, the policy has been cutting thousands out of mobility support to funnel more money out to the large private companies who make a mint from cutting disabled people out of essential support.

So unless anyone has the higher rate of mobility in the PIP, they do not get a free ticket for their carer.
Obviously this does not consider a persons mental health or how easily they become very tired due to their health.

For Silverstone its a double fail, if you are on the higher rate of mobility you probably will not be able to access the circuit anyway. Even if you bought your own wheelchair its a fucking long way to find a disabled toilet from the stands.

If you get the standard rate of mobility award then you don't get the free carer's ticket anymore.
Suffering with what I've just been told is a serious brain injury and being diagnosed for .MS or Lymes disease and having a propensity to be quite badly volatile, my carer has just been told that I do not qualify for my carer to have a free ticket. I am in the 20m to 50m walking range. Or worse on bad days.

We have just been told we don't get a carers ticket.
Whilst I do appreciate that Silverstone has been losing many millions of pounds a year when they have to pay to accommodate the F1 race series, I am inclined to say fuck Silverstone and to find somewhere else which is accommodating and accessible.

During our last visit to MotoGP the disabled access was non existent. It wasn't even a joke it was sick tbh.
So we have to pay a bare minimum of £220 quids just for a few hours racing on one day.
Well it ain't going to happen.

Take MotoGP back to Donnington ! At least they understand disabled access needs and provide excellent support to access the circuit.

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