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20th - 21st March 2024
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  • 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.

  • The safety of all our attendees and staff is our absolute number one priority. It is at the heart of our entire planning process and everything we do. Working closely with the NEC, we are following their four-step approach, Venue Protect, which is based on the latest government information and guidelines.

  • England Football, The Football Association’s new home for participation and the grassroots game, has today launched Football Your Way, a new campaign to help disabled footballers return to the sport and reclaim the moments they have missed, as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted across the country.

  • Valuable 500 Reaches Milestone

    27 May 2021 Joshua Gallagher

    The global business collective, The Valuable 500, recently hit its target of gaining the commitment of 500 international organisations to putting disability inclusion on their board agenda. This makes it the biggest CEO collective for disability inclusion and marks a huge steppingstone on the way to tackling prejudice towards disabled people in the business world.

  • Read Enable’s recent article on Ahmed Rageeb. A young blind boy who steps in as his fellow classmates’ substitute teacher only kilometres away from frontline fighting in Yemen.

  • ROAR B2B is pleased to announce the return of a live Naidex event on the 15th and 16th of September at Birmingham NEC, their first face-to-face event since 2019. This event has been highly anticipated by the Naidex community since the first lockdown began in 2020. 
  • 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.

  • 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!