Other Events Coming Up
Click on each event to find out further details, along with any instructions for booking (where applicable) and who to contact if you have any questions.
Wheelpower ‘Feel Inspired’ Sports Camp 2018
When: Saturday 10th February
Where: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury, HP21 9PP
What: WheelPower's Primary Sports Camps are a great way for children aged 5-11 with a disability to discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment and all activity is adapted to suit your abilities. The Camps are a great way to make new friends, improve your health and have fun! The deadline for registration and camp payment is Monday 29th January 2018.
Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre
Open Day & 5th Anniversay Celebration -
When: Saturday 10th February
Where: Hereward College, Bramston Crescent, Coventry, CV4 9SW
What: An afternoon of information for people with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions (such as SMA). There will be therapy taster sessions, such as seated Pilates, with their physios and therapists, and the day will have a focus on accessible travel and tourism.
Rare Disease Day 2018
When: Wednesday 28th February
Where: All over the world!
What: Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of the day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. The campaign targets primarily the general public and also seeks to raise awareness amongst policy makers, public authorities, industry representatives, researchers, health professionals and anyone who has a genuine interest in rare diseases.
Disabled Living Exhibitions 2018
- Kidz to Adultz Middle: Thursday 15th March
- Kidz to Adultz South: Thursday 17th May
- Kidz to Adultz Wales & West: Thursday 5th July
- Kidz to Adultz Scotland: TBC
- Kidz to Adultz North: Thursday 8th November
Where: Various locations throughout the UK
What: Organised by Disabled Living, these are five of the largest, free UK exhibitions totally dedicated to children and young people with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and professionals who work with them.
When: Various dates
Where: Across the UK
What: Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. They are both holding and attending a number of events throughout 2018.
When: 25th and 26th April
Where: Gate 3, The NEC, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT
What: Naidex is Europe’s biggest and most far-reaching trade and consumer show dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with physical disabilities. Get your free ticket today!
MDUK Trailblazers' Employability Boot Camp 2018
When and where: 19th and 20th May, London
What: This fully-funded weekend, being held in London on 19th and 20th May, focuses on the challenges facing young disabled people looking for work. There's also an evening social for people to meet up.
Motability Events 2018
When and Where: ‘The Big Event’ is taking place on 6th and 7th July at the NEC in Birmingham.
Other regional events taking place in Northern Ireland, Exeter, Harrogate and Peterborough throughout the year.
What: All the events bring everything available on the Motability Scheme together in great accessible locations, to make joining the Scheme as easy and informed as possible. They’re free to attend and include: a huge display of cards, WAVs, adaptations and scooters; opportunities to test drive adapted and non-adapted cars; Motability Scheme advisors available to chat to.
RISE 4 Disability events 2018
When and Where:
- Peterborough: Thursday 12th July
- Leeds: Thursday 16th August
- Maidstone: Tuesday 18th September
What: These events, for both health professionals and members of the general public, are free to attend and have something for everyone. You can: find supporting charities and organisations; network with like-minded people, or colleagues and peers; find out more about research on new and existing products; attend conferences; listen to motivational speakers, live entertainment, and more. Bookings close soon!
Disability Awareness Day 2018
When: Sunday 15th July
Where: Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington
What: Disability Awareness Day ("DAD") is the world's largest 'not for profit' voluntary-led disability exhibition, held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington. Visitors to the show will find over 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marqee and family entertainment. The show opens at 10am and finishes at 5pm, and entry is FREE with a FREE programme.
QEF Mobility Open Day
When: Friday 5th October
Where: 1 Metcalfe Avenue, Carshalton SM5 4NR
What they say:
"Lots of exhibitors and free entrance. There will be lots to see and do – talks to attend and the chance of a free mini assessment if you book in advance and this year you can book a drive on our private track. Whatever your link to disability be it as a therapist or family member, there will be something of interest for you and the opportunity to network too. Refreshments will be available throughout the day so you don’t need to bring a packed lunch either."
When: Friday 23rd November
Where: Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
What they say: "Trailblazers are a network of nearly 800 young disabled campaigners and their supporters. We run regional events up and down the country. Our next one will be in Birmingham on Friday 23 November. We’ll be meeting at Midlands Art Centre at 3:30pm. The venue is fully accessible with a Changing Places toilet. We’ll spend some time discussing campaign plans including ideas for local campaigns but also our new national one on body image. Following that we’ll head to a talk by a fantastic disabled artist Sue Austin who’s latest art piece involves a wheelchair user diving! We are able to reimburse all reasonable travel costs. This event is aimed at disabled people aged 16-35 and their parents or PA."
When: 30th Nov & 1st Dec
Where: The Guildhall, Cambridge
What they say: "It’s 2018 and rare diseases are still not being consistently diagnosed, treated and supported effectively. Free to attend, this 2-day festival will shine a light on some successes and innovative solutions that are striving to address this. RAREfest will raise awareness of rare conditions and bring together all stakeholders in the rare disease community alongside the general public from across Cambridgeshire and beyond."
The MD UK's Muscle Groups bring together the 70,000 people in the UK who are living with muscle-wasting conditions, health professionals and elected representatives.
There will be a Muscle Group meeting happening near you soon.