My name is Helen and I live in Cork. I love going on outings and going to work in Enable Ireland. My favourite outing is going to the cinema with my friends. However, this is extremely difficult due to the lack of wheelchair accessible taxis around Cork. Particularly for me, as currently only one taxi company in Cork can accommodate my type of wheelchair. This company only work Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm so I can never go on any outings at the weekend or evening time. Also sometimes due to demand of the taxi, I cannot stay out later than 2 pm. This can also sometimes lead to difficulty making appointments. This needs to be addressed as people with disabilities are people too. We deserve the same opportunities as others to socialise in order to improve our quality of life.
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