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Medicotech: Active and Passive exercise equipment for disabled people

Medicotech Ltd is the UK sole distributor of the Thera-Trainers Active/Passive Therapy Exercise Equipment, the BALANCE-Trainer and the E-go Gait Trainer, an innovative and well established range of German made products. The THERA-Trainers are developed, tested and approved for the treatment of neurological and neuro-muscular disabilities such as Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, paraplegia, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury and many muscle disorders. ... Read More »

Wheelchair accessible vehicles from Accessible Vehicles

Accessible Vehicles (a division of Lateral Design Ltd) are based in Southport Merseyside and offer a combe and the Fiat Dolbo Infront. The New Vauxhall Combo Colorado The Vauxhall Combo Colorado is the first new Vauxhall wheelchair access vehicle to become available for many years. With seating for 6 people including a wheelchair user and a wide wheelchair channel, the ... Read More »

EFDS marks International Day for Disabled People with new engagement resources

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is marking International Day for Disabled People, 3 December 2016, by revealing brand new engagement resources. Building on the success of the inclusive communications animation, EFDS has released its next film for engaging disabled people. Complementing the animation is a collection of free fact sheets that enable organisations to plan, target and deliver ... Read More »

Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive PE Training success with Ellie Simmonds

In the same week as the International Day for Disabled People, on 29 November, Ministers, MPs and senior sporting figures joined a celebration event held at the House of Lords. The event was organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and hosted by the Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, Baroness Sue Campbell. The reception recognised the success ... Read More »

ParalympicsGB celebrates Paralympic Nominees for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Following a historic Rio Games for the ParalympicsGB team, it today congratulated the three Paralympic athletes shortlisted for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award; Sophie Christiansen OBE, Kadeena Cox and Dame Sarah Storey. The three athletes are emblematic of ParalympicsGB’s stunning success at Rio 2016, where the team defied expectations to smash their medal target and win ... Read More »

Department of Health announces funding for children’s prosthetics

Funding Announcement Limb centres around the UK are now able to apply for funding of paediatric sports and activity limbs. Up until now there has been no dedicated funding for children’s sports and activity feet, meaning that young people with amputations or congenital limb loss may have been limited to a standard prosthetic foot which are not always suitable for ... Read More »

Paralympians invite everyday superheroes to join their teams at new superhero series

The Superhero Series is the only mass-participation sports series dedicated to the everyday superhero – the UK’s 12 million people with disabilities [1] – and their friends and families Launched by Paralympian Sophia Warner and supported by celebrity Team Captains: Sophie Christiansen, Kadeena Cox, Dave Henson, JJ Chalmers, Sophie Morgan, Anne Dickins and Megan Giglia Team Captains are calling on the ... Read More »

Golden wheels for a golden girl

Flag bearing Paralympian ‘Queen Kadeena’ returns to heroes’ welcome and gold Union Jack wheels courtesy of Carbon Black Forget golden post boxes in the home towns of returning Olympic and paralympian athletes, a company that manufactures F1 Wheelchairs has put a distinct twist on the tradition by welcoming their Rio hero home to a pair of golden union flag wheels. ... Read More »

Sport England Announces New Funding Boost for InstructAbility

News of the £380,000 investment came during an awards evening to celebrate the achievements of disabled fitness instructors who have graduated through the scheme and the leisure operators that have provided work placements and employment. InstructAbility is a project designed by Aspire, the spinal injury charity and delivered in partnership with YMCAfit, to give unemployed, disabled people the training, qualifications ... Read More »

Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Awareness Week

Celebrating training to support more disabled people to lead active lives  Over three years, 6,000 people have enjoyed the benefits of the Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training and, as a result, more disabled people are leading active lives. To celebrate the success, we are calling on the nation to raise awareness during Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Awareness Week (24-28 October 2016). ... Read More »

Partnership calls on global community to support social inclusion through sport and technology

A unique partnership between UK employment charity Shaw Trust and international sports technology business Ottobock, is calling for greater access to sport and assistive technology to achieve independence for disabled people. Shaw Trust and Ottobock will be using the 23rd Rehabilitation International World Congress in Edinburgh this year as a platform to raise the awareness of the importance of sport ... Read More »

Wheelchair users call for more local accessible opportunities report reveals

There is a clear need for sports providers to offer more local sport and physical activity opportunities which are accessible for wheelchair users, new research reveals. The findings, published today (Wednesday 19 October 2016) in a new report by WheelPower – British Wheelchair Sport, aims to support providers and sports bodies in planning and delivering their activities, to better meet ... Read More »