Helen Dolphin MBE
People’s Parking Ltd
Helen Dolphin MBE lost all four of her limbs to meningitis in December 1997 aged 22. Although she originally trained as a biologist, with no hands she needed to find another career and so trained as a journalist with ITV Anglia News.
After working for the news for eight years she became a campaigner for a local motoring charity where she was at the forefront in improving parking provision for disabled people. Helen left the charity to set up her own company People’s Parking Ltd which aims to improve parking for everyone whether they have a disability, are a parent, commuter, or cyclist. The accreditation has been well received by the parking industry with NCP, Excel Parking and Q-Park all signing up car parks. Helen is also a member of the Disabled Person’s Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC), Deputy Chair of the Joint Committee for the Mobility of Disabled People (JCMD) and trustee of Driveability Norfolk.
She was awarded an MBE for her campaigning work in 2015 by Prince Charles. In her spare time, Helen is a keen swimmer holding a number of British swimming records.
People’s Parking – making parking easy for everyone!
Have you ever turned up at a car park and found your WAV was too high to get in, or you couldn’t get a ticket out of the payment machine on entry? People’s Parking is a new accreditation designed by Helen Dolphin to help overcome these and many other parking issues. Helen will be discussing how it works and how disabled people can find a car park to meet their specific needs.