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  • Friendly Shoes

    10 May 2022

    Friendly Shoes is making footwear accessible for everyone, bringing a point of difference to the adaptive and wide fitting shoe market.

  • We believe that swollen feet should have the most comfortable, stylish footwear possible. We combine the latest trends with premium materials, expert shoemaking and advanced foot comfort technology. 
  • Without a doubt SAFETY is the key consideration with this new to market, fully profiling bed. At Centrobed, we create bespoke, innovative designs as a result of feedback from our esteemed clients and Occupational Therapists.

  • 27 children and young people with physical disabilities had a glorious day in the spring sunshine in Sheffield on Saturday 19th March 2022 trying out various disability sports. The ‘Have A Go’ Day, ho ...
  • Registration Now Live!

    22 Feb 2022 Naidex

    Registration is now live for the flagship event of the disabled community, which takes the stage this summer on 6th & 7th July at the NEC Birmingham.



  • 2022 - From strength to strength!

    21 Feb 2022 The Powerchair Company
    After a very unusual couple of years, we continue to thrive and evolve at The Powerchair Company. Regardless of how we grow, we will always stick to our core ethos of building a powerchair that will outlast and outperform any other, all whilst achieving our holy grail of aesthetics… form = function.
  • It is very rare now for somebody not to have a device that allows for them to operate digitally either in their personal lives and or in their work life.  This through the ongoing pandemic has been the only way for people to stay connected with their colleagues or loved ones. 

  • Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport) is inviting everyone to take on ’31 Miles This March’ and raise money for CP Sport as part of CP Awareness Month.  

  • We are really pleased to announce that Naidex have partnered with The Grumpy Gits, the world's most listened to disability podcast! Presented by Adam Pearson, Simon Sansome, Chris Leasmith and Duncan ...
  • One in four (25%) of the public have become more interested in the experience of Deaf people since Rose Ayling-Ellis started to appear on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, with one in five (21%) now in ...
  • Wellspect Healthcare launch new innovative product

    04 Jan 2022 Wellspect Healthcare
    Wellspect Healthcare, the manufacturer of LoFric catheters have just launched a new innovative product - Navina Fecal Incontinence Insert. The insert is designed to prevent accidental bowel leakage.
  • 2021 - Looking at the Positives

    23 Dec 2021 Jake Self
    After a tumultuous year, we have selected a host of moments from 2021 that remind us why we have a good reason to be optimistic about the future!
  • Looking at how culture and consumerism has evolved around the topic of disabled relationships and sex
  • Disabilities in Hollywood and the media
  • An overview of the legal advancements in disability rights in the UK
  • 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!