Here at Access Cornwall we’re proud that we have a great team of individuals who live with disabilities, health conditions and learning differences to be our experts when it comes to reviewing and sharing information about great accessible places to visit, stay and explore.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Nick Carr, who’s been out an about this summer reviewing places for us.
Hi, my name is Nick and I have been using a electric wheelchair for 31 years, since a young age.
I have a condition called Cerebral palsy which affects mostly the left side of my body and weakens my muscles. None of this has prevented me from achieving challenges throughout my life.
I have skydived, abseiled, been rock climbing, and kayaking. I’ve volunteered in numerous roles and been a trustee of two organisations.
In 2009 I received the Young Volunteer of the Year Award.
I’ve sailed on the Jubilee Sailing Trust’s tall ship, the Lord Nelson and I am an assistant scout leader,. I hold both the Chief Scout Award for Meritorious Conduct and the Queens’s Scout award. I have achieved the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.
I enjoy getting out in my home in Cornwall and visiting local attractions, restaurants and more. I’ve become involved in Access Cornwall to ensure that both local people and visitors, whether they have disabilities themselves or are carers or family members, have information about locations and amenities, so that they can access beautiful Cornwall and all it has to offer.
My Motto is ‘Never give up’.
I hope you enjoy my blogs, soon I’ll be sharing my experiences at Tintagel, The Minack Theatre and PK Telegraph museum. I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences too.