Event Calender 2017


kidz-to-adultz-exhibitionsKidz Exhibitions 2017

Kidz to Adultz Middle – 16 March, Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Kidz to Adultz South – 8 June, Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading

Kidz to Adultz Scotland – 14 September, Highland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Kidz to Adultz North – 16 November, EventCity, Manchester

The Kidz to Adultz exhibitions from Disabled Living take place across the country, dedicated to children with disabilities and special needs, their parents, carers and professional who work with them. Over 130 exhibitors offer information on mobility, funding, seating, beds, communication, access, education, toys and much more. All Kidz exhibitions at the above locations run from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

For more information about each of these events you can call 0161 607 8200 or visit www.disabledliving.co.uk/Kidz/Welcome.



28-30 March, NEC, Birmingham

2017 brings to you a whole new Naidex from Prysm Media Group. Naidex allows you to explore the marketplace and the latest products. Over 200 exhibitors will showcase well-known brands and innovative products that will be seen first at Naidex. Naidex is Europe’s biggest and most far-reaching trade, professional and consumer show dedicated to the care, rehabilitation, and lifestyle of people with a disability or impairment. The event is a great opportunity to network and share knowledge with peers and fellow professionals and keeps you up to date with the latest developments and innovations within assistive technology. The event is free to attend.

For more information, visit www.naidex.co.uk.


The Brotherwood Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Weekend 

29-30 April, Haynes International Motor Museum, Somerset

The Brotherwood ‘WAV Weekend’ Event will be returning this April Bank Holiday Weekend, giving you the opportunity to explore and drive the UK’s leading range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles in one place. 

  • Explore the UK’s leading range of WAVs
  • See the launch of the new Brotherwood Mercedes-Benz V-Class
  • Discuss your personal transport needs with expert advisors
  • Explore the world-class Motor Museum

For more information visit www.brotherwood.com, call Brotherwood on 01935 872603, or follow Brotherwood on Facebook for further updates.


The Mobility Roadshow 

1-3 June, NAEC Stoneleigh, Warkwickshire

The Mobility Roadshow provides a wealth of product and service information for anyone seeking to regain, or maintain, independent mobility, whether drivers with disabilities, young and novice disabled drivers seeking their first adapted vehicle, options for wheelchair accessible vehicles, older drivers looking for comfortable driving solutions, plus independent living innovations for personal mobility in and out of the home. Free admission and parking!

For more information please visit www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk.


vflm8200-003-one-big-event-banner-992x250Motability Events 2017

Motability: The Big Event – 5-6 May, EventCity, Manchester

Motability: One Big Day – 15 July, Westpoint, Exeter

Motability: One Big Day – 12 August, Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate

Motability: One Big Day – 9 September, Peterborough Arena

Motability: One Big Day – 23 September, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Our free events, One Big Day and The Big Event, are the perfect way to find out everything you need to know about the Motability Scheme and have your questions answered by our experts. Relax and enjoy the day while taking a look at the wide range of cars, adaptations, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, scooters and powered wheelchairs available on the Motability Scheme. More information on all of the Motability events can be found at www.motability.co.uk/whats-on/events-and-exhibitions/.


Autism Shows 2017

London Show – 16-17 June, ExCel

Birmingham Show – 23-24 June, NEC

Manchester Show – 30 June – 1 July, EventCity

The Autism Show is the national event for autism (including Asperger syndrome), dedicated to the two million people in the UK who live and work with the condition on a daily basis. The 2017 shows in London, Birmingham and Manchester offer information, advice, products and services.

At the event you can hear from the UK’s leading autism professionals; discover 100s of products and services; learn practical strategies for the home and classroom; listen to adults on the spectrum talk about their experiences; access specialist advice from clinicians, therapists and solicitors; and interact with, and enjoy, special features such as The Willard Wigan Gallery, Movement Matters, The Sensory Classroom and The Sensory Room. The Autism Show attracts more than 10,000 parents, carers, professionals and individuals on the autism spectrum.

More information can be found at autismshow.co.uk.


Disability Awareness Day 2017

16 July, Walton Hall and Gardens, Warrington

Disability Awareness Day (“DAD”) is the world’s largest ‘not for profit’ voluntary-led disability exhibition, held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington. Visitors to the show will find over 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marqee and family entertainment. The show opens at 10am and finishes at 5pm, and entry is FREE with a FREE programme.

For more information please visit www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk.



7 September, Kent Event Centre, Maidstone

The second RISE4Disability event for 2017, brought to you by Made2Aid. Combined conference and exhibition for health professionals and disabled people to resource and identify suitable equipment. Free to attend and is also CPD accredited for healthcare professionals.

Further information is available at www.rise4disability.com.


dnex-2017-logoDNEX and Moving & Handling People North

27-28 September, Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle upon

The North’s largest annual independent living exhibition. DNEX is hosted by Disability North- a leading disability resource in the North East and Cumbria. DNEX is a must- attend annual event and there is something for everyone including digital technology, aids and adaptations for independent living and accessible leisure facilities. This free exhibition provides information, advice and equipment for disabled people, older adults, carers and health and social care professionals on a range of disability related issues. DNEX provides a unique opportunity to handle and sample products and services first-hand, empowering you or those around you to live independently.

DNEX 2017 is co-located with Disabled Living Foundation’s (DLF) Moving & Handling People North: the two-day CPD-accredited learning event for healthcare professionals.

For more information about DNEX 2017 contact the events team on 0191 284 0480 or e-mail caitlinhunter@disabilitynorth.org.uk.


site-logo2Independent Living Scotland

4-5 October, SECC Glasgow, Glasgow

With free entry, this event offers the perfect opportunity to discover products and services available to the Scottish market. Over 100 exhibitors will be showcasing their most innovative and inspirational products to aid independence; daily living aids, mobility and adapted vehicles or access and adaption.

For more information, visit www.independentlivingscotland.org.


If you would like your event showcased on our online event calendar for 2017, please get in touch with sophie@2apublishing.co.uk.