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6th - 7th July 2022
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  • Despite a fifth of the UK’s population living with a disability or impairment, there is little recognition given to the many influential disabled people who are role models for others to aspire to.  

    Aiming to change public perception of disability, the Shaw Trust recognises the important work of these strong, successful and influential individuals and the leadership role they play in their field.  

    The Disability Power 100 recognises and amplifies the successes of the finalists, with the goal of encouraging talented leaders of tomorrow through their example to achieve their full potential, regardless of disability or impairment. 

     

  • To mark the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on 03 December 2021, social enterprise Parallel Lifestyle has teamed up with the pioneering sustainable activewear brand, BAM, and the UK's leading enterprise support charity, Hatch Enterprise. The aim is to encourage businesses and the public to buy and wear a pair of Parallel’s Purple Socks to shine a much-needed light on the challenges faced by D/deaf and disabled entrepreneurs in the UK and to help them thrive.
  • CP Sport open its new online shop today which has clothing and kit ideal for adults and children who enjoy active lives and being part of the CP Sport community. The money raised through the shop will directly help CP Sport to support even more people with cerebral palsy to have the opportunity to access and enjoy physical activity.

    This new shop follows the introduction of the new CP Sport branding and logo in August.  The aim of the new branding was to create something that all members and the cp community can enjoy and feel part of. Online café participants provided ideas and feedback, which helped to develop the new look. The wider response from members and partners to the vibrant colours and style introduced across all platforms has been very positive.

     

  • For a long time, pressure has been growing on the aviation industry to make aircraft and flying more accessible to disabled passengers. With space at a premium and the strict safety measures in place, enhancing aircraft accessibility requires innovative collaboration and determination.

    That is where PriestmanGoode comes in. Promising to ‘revolutionise’ air travel for disabled passengers, the company have recently revealed Air 4 All, a new system which will allow disabled passengers to remain in their wheelchairs for the entire flight.

  • With the popularity of football in the UK and the great success of the England team in this year’s Euros, clubs and fans are glad to return to full capacity stadiums. However, what does that mean for disabled supporters? How accessible are the stadiums for spectators that rely on wheelchairs and mobility aids?

    Age UK reveals research that looked into the accessibility of Premier League teams, their stadiums and what accessibility options they offer for disabled fans. Through comparing accessibility features at each stadium, combined with Trip Advisor ratings, Age UK have ranked all 20 Premier League teams from most accessible to least. Check out where your team is on the list!

  • Naidex sponsors, TGA, introduced Scoozy at this year's event – a new take on personal mobility combining the benefits of both mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs.

    TGA Mobility understand you want to enjoy life, even if walking is hard. The Scoozy uses both scooter and powerchair functionality to produce a mobility product that can tackle a variety of terrains, both on and off road. TGA understands that feeling good about yourself whilst you’re on the move is also important. This is why the Scoozy has appealing style as well as top-grade performance, giving a driving experience that is second-to-none.

  • Naidex 2021 is here!

    14 Sep 2021

    ROAR B2B is incredibly delighted to welcome you back to Europe’s most established event for the disability and independent living sectors. It is fantastic to see the return of live events and, with Naidex first up on our 2021 events, we are incredibly excited to get the community back together.

  • On stand F32 at Naidex, mobility scooter users will be able to discover TGA’s new partnership with the Lake District National Park which promotes the 50 Miles without Stiles accessible routes.

  • Renowned Recare will be hosting a series of 15-minute educational sessions on its vast stand at Naidex to open the discussion with all end users and professionals to the right rehabilitation and healthcare equipment and guidelines for their individual needs (15-16th September 2021, NEC, Stand F100).

  • We are so excited to announce that Hot Octopuss will be the first Sex Tech company ever to exhibit at Naidex, this year at Naidex 2021. Hot Octopuss will be there to talk you through the products on their stand and hopefully send some happy new customers away with some new, life changing purchases.

  • Recare, the respected family-run rehabilitation and healthcare equipment specialist, is delighted to provide a platform at Naidex for The OT Service to conduct wheelchair user research on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (15-16th Sept 2021, NEC, Stand F100).

  • Naidex exhibitor Scooterpac, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative mobility products has now launched an advanced off road mobility scooter - The Invader

     

     

  • In order to ensure that the Naidex experience can be equally enjoyed by all, we have recent partnered with Transreport and their new assisted travel app, passenger Assistance. Together, we are working towards promoting more accessible travel to and from Naidex to make sure that everyone who wants to come to Naidex, can. 

     

  • Sirus is synonymous with the VW Caddy Life. Over the past 13 years, we have built over 2000 VW conversions for disabled drivers and passengers, and our Sirus VW Drive is the UK’s highest-selling compact Drive From Wheelchair solution.  Our Research and Development team are working hard to bring our latest conversion to you in Autumn 2021. We are launching the all-new Caddy 5 at the Naidex exhibition which is held at Birmingham’s NEC on 16th and 17th September. (stand number L70).

  • Adaptive Martial Arts CIC who specialises in Martial Arts training for people of all abilities and disabilities can’t wait to talk about their innovative AMA@HOME at Naidex.

    During lockdown we like everyone were forced to adjust our training from our regular face to face sessions to zoom, we had always wanted to create online content but struggled for time. Covid-19 forced our hand, we had great up take for our online sessions however not everyone had a partner to work with or equipment.

  • Everyday another 6,000 people take on a caring responsibility. Many of these unpaid family caregivers are suddenly finding themselves in the sandwich generation, squeezed between immediate families and ageing parents.

     

    Knowing how to help our parents isn’t easy, especially when you already have so much else going on (work, family life, your relationship and more). That’s why ElWell, an online caregiving hub, was created. Run by two women with personal and professional caregiving experience, their website offers support to people going through this. And here they’ve given their sandwich generation survival guide tips.

  • TGA keeps people moving, their way. For over 30 years this trusted supplier has committed to providing quality mobility products of the highest standard – to not only help people get outdoors, but to help them thrive in day-to-day life. Their scooter and wheelchair range includes products for all sorts of terrain – from driving on the street and up grassy hills, to coastal paths and even on the beach. At Naidex, visitors will be able to discover which TGA products are best for town or country with a hands on test drive and advice from friendly experts.

  • Recare, the respected family-run rehabilitation and healthcare equipment specialist, will be showcasing its world-class brands with educational material and presentations at Naidex (15-16th September 2021, NEC, Stand F100).

    With headquarters in Oxfordshire, Recare provides assistive equipment from leading international manufacturers – clinically assessed for maximum independence, comfort and safety. Its team of ethical and diligent healthcare and technical professionals offer unequalled expertise, with a speciality in manual and powered wheelchairs, that focuses on delivering the best outcomes for individuals with restricted mobility.

  • Naidex partners, Enable Magazine, recently caught up with rap artist Kray-Z Legz (Mark Humphries) to discuss the language of disability. In this article they discuss the language used when discussing disability, Mark's experiences with incorrect language and the launch of the Words Hurt campaign. 

    Click to read the full Enable magazine.

  • As restrictions ease, face-to-face events are returning and Naidex is first up on the list. Naidex welcomes everyone living with a disability or impairment as well as those that provide support for those individuals. Featuring everything from inspiring keynote speakers to live product demonstrations, Naidex offers something for everyone.

    We understand that for many of our community, the past 18 months has been one of shielding and are now excited to return to Naidex to reunite with family and friends again. Being the first live scale event for many, we want to assure the community that the safety of all Naidex attendees and staff is our primary priority.