Naidex 2020

15th - 16th September 2021
NEC, Birmingham

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  • Recently, sportswear giant Nike announced the release of its first ever hands-free shoe. As a brand well known and associated with elite athletes, Nike shows to be making good on their mission statement by adopting an inclusive outlook with the release of their new shoe designed to be accessible to all. 

  • COVID-19 and the Healthcare App Explosion

    23 Apr 2021 Joshua Gallagher

    Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented disruption to healthcare systems across the globe. This caused rapid dynamic changes in terms of demand and capacity within healthcare which led to the traditional face-to-face patient-physician model coming to almost a complete halt during the first UK lockdown.[1] This presented the opportunity for innovation, resulting in the rapid deployment of new digital technologies, care models and healthcare apps.

  • In order to boost support for all patient and their families, the NHS has so far recruited over 10,000 healthcare support workers (HCSWs) since the beginning of the year. Data from the NHS has shown that, of the 10,000 new members of staff, half are completely new to health and social care. This increase in HCSWs, which has been dubbed the ‘Nightingale Effect,’ has shown to be as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In the UK, the population has gained a greater appreciation for the work that HCSWs and other key worker do.

     

  • As the government eases lockdown restrictions for sport, more people with cerebral palsy will be able to find local sport and activity clubs through a brand-new online club finder.

    Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport) has launched ‘Club Finder’ on its website this week which will enable more people with cerebral palsy the opportunity to connect with a club and find a sport to suit them as the restrictions ease.

  • Write Up: From Playground to Podium

    13 Apr 2021 Adam Randall
    On the 19th of March, we were honoured to have Naomi Riches, OBE talking as part of Naidex Virtual. Naomi will be well-known to many people as the Paralympic athlete who (along with her teammates) won the gold medal for adaptive rowing in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. At Naidex Virtual, she gave us the story of her life and her success in the hopes of inspiring people who may have been made to feel like they can’t be successful due to their disabilities. 
  • If you break down – go left!

    That’s the message from Highways England in its biggest ever road safety campaign to help drivers feel safer on the country’s motorways.

  • World Health Day (WHD) is a global health awareness day commemorated annually on 7th April. It is held to mark the World Health Organization’s (WHO) founding and is used as an opportunity to draw awareness to a current and important topic within the medical world. [1] For over 50 years, World Health Day has been used to launch campaigns highlighting important health issues and this year, the focus is building towards a fairer, healthier world.[2]

  • We’re very excited to announce that Paralympic gold medallist, Naomi Riches will be among the speakers at Naidex Virtual.  She’ll be sharing insights from her life and career, which is sure to be a fascinating session, especially for those who are keen to get into the world of professional sports. 
  • In today’s society, technology is bringing the world closer together. Businesses can now connect with customers in more ways than ever before, build international supplier relationships and have access to a far wider talent pool. With new technology, global businesses are increasingly developing strategies to improve innovation and productivity in the workplace. However, an alarming number of companies often overlook one huge opportunity available to them. That is, the wide array of talent and creativity an inclusive and diverse workforce brings.

  • Naidex have taken the difficult decision to postpone the event to the 15th and 16th of September 2021. 

  • Self-employed people make up 18% the country’s disabled workforce, and this is for a variety of reasons, including having the opportunity to fully show your potential. Choosing the right tech for your startup lays the foundations for an effective and successful business...

  • The fashion industry has shown a massive gap in the market when it comes to inclusive fashion... Meet Optivus, the very first customised and adapted streetwear fashion line dedicated to people with physical disabilities, specifically aimed at wheelchair users.
  • Able Magazine is the UK’s favourite disability lifestyle publication. It’s now 26 years since founding publisher, Steve Craven, coined their motto: ‘About what disabled people can do, not what they can’t’. It, like the magazine, has stood the test of time. Even so, they continue to present disabled people with more enabling lifestyle and independent living information from a positive and entertaining perspective.

  • Photography graduate, Jordan, 23 of Maryport in West Cumbria has praised the University of Cumbria for supporting him to study for and gain a degree while living with a rare muscle-wasting condition. 
  • It's never too early for Christmas music... as part of Naidex Virtual we're excited to bring you a Christmas Concert by the award-winning Music Man Project UK live on the Naidex Facebook on the 3rd December at 2:00pm!
  • Adaptive Martial Arts Community Interest Company (CIC) who specialise in Martial Arts training for people of all abilities and disabilities have launched AMA@HOME. An innovative training package which brings the gym to the comfort of users homes.  
  • Finding a career that matches your skills is not always easy, and if you’re living with a disability, job hunting can come with some extra challenges. Some people know what kind of career they want from an early age, but many seem to just ‘fall’ into a career...
  • Care packages are not a new idea in the least, but with many people still spending months shielding, this clever idea is seeing something of a resurgence. There are many ways to show someone you care, but it takes a little creativity to show someone a little love while maintaining safe social distance. Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

  • There's no doubt the coronavirus outbreak has taken a tool on the nation's mental health. It’s natural to experience a complex array of emotions, such as relief, frustration and burn out all at the same time! But what can we do about this? 

  • KYMCO developed a leading folding scooter range which will be shown to the UK public for the very first time at Naidex 2021 - the electric folding K-Lite FE and the manual folding K-Lite F, featuring the very latest technologies in lightweight materials, electronics and folding mechanisms used, for function, practicality and safety of use. 

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Naidex is Europe’s most established event for the independent living community and we are delighted to be returning to the Birmingham NEC in 2021.

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