Disability Horizons UK Newsletter

Let’s Talk Tokyo: an Evening with Adam Hills and ParalympicsGB

To mark 100 days until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, this Thursday 13th May, Adam Hills will be hosting a virtual event called Let’s Talk Tokyo: An Evening with Adam Hills and ParalympicsGB. Celebrating athletes’ achievements, looking ahead to Tokyo and raising money for ParalympicsGB, guests will experience an evening of comedy, entertainment and music live from their living room. Tickets start at £25 and all proceeds will support ParalympicsGB’s aim to change perceptions around disability.

Tell us how you feel about the lockdown restrictions easing

Lockdown restrictions are being lifted across the UK over the next couple of months, and by the end of June, all legal limitations will be removed. We want to know how you feel about it all, particularly if you are at higher risk if you catch Covid-19 and have been staying home most of the time. Take our short survey to tell us your views. We’ll be using the results for an article on Disability Horizons and for a discussion on one of our Disability Horizons TV shows. All answers will be anonymised unless you give us permission.

Entrepreneur Josh on his new range of transfer aids for everyday use

Josh Wintersgill is a disabled entrepreneur who created the EasyTravelseat to help disabled people get on and off a plane safely and comfortably. Originally founded in 2018, this year Josh has re-branded and created a new range of transfer products and accessories for everyday use, whether that be at home, work, school, sports or holidays. Read Josh’s interview to find out more and head to the Disability Horizons Shop to discover the whole new range of transfer equipment.

Using exercise equipment if you have a physical disability

Exercising or accessing exercise equipment can be difficult for some people with physical disabilities. If your mobility is limited, you may even think that exercising isn’t a possibility – but it certainly is! Disabled blogger Ross Lannon, who has spinal muscular atrophy and uses a wheelchair, talks through how he uses gym equipment, including a pedal bike, punch ball and weights machine, as well as a set routine to help maintain his fitness without leaving his wheelchair.