I was paralysed from the neck down in 1983 following an accident playing rugby for my school first XV at the age of 18. I was taken to the Spinal Unit at Oswestry, Shropshire where I spent 9 months. I am a complete C4 tetraplegic (quadriplegic) requiring a chin controlled electric wheelchair.
While I was in hospital, I met my wife Denise who worked on the spinal unit. She is a Registered Nurse with experience in spinal injuries, orthopaedics and cardiology. We initially bought a bungalow near to my parents house in Birmingham and lived there for some 16 years before we decided to move abroad at the beginning of 2001. We bought Ourico do Mar with the purpose of converting it to allow other disabled people to come here on holiday.
Our motivating force in this move was to provide something we had found lacking in all our own holiday experiences. We always came away with the feeling that it could be done better. So here we are, we hope you like what you see. Over the 13 years we added loan of our adapted Berlingo and invested in a larger wheelchair accessible Trafic to add to the all round accessibility of not just the villa but the Algarve as well thus making your holiday a more rounded experience.