People from Nexus had been discussing places they would like to visit out in the community and a conversation around hot spots in London popped up. The group decided they would be keen to visit the Imperial War Museum and got to work planning their trip. They went through their plans for the day step by step, including which route they would take and speaking to the train guard about getting a ramp set up for their wheelchairs in advance.
For two members of the group, this trip required them to try things they had not done in years. For Russell, this was the first time he had been on a train in over 30 years, and for Martin, the occasion marked over 20 years since he had been into London.
The day was a huge success, not only as the day went smoothly with welcoming train guards and accessible routes and venues, but the buzz of London and the excitement of breaking the norm made the day extra special. The exhibits were very interesting with lots to learn about and see. All of the group individually spoke about how much they enjoyed the day and for some it was a real milestone which has given them a new level of confidence.
After the success of their visit, the group have started discussing what other places in London they would like to visit. Colleagues at Nexus are beginning to build community relations with the train guards and are planning a trip to the Tate Modern.
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