"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." These words coined by Confucius, an influential Chinese philosopher are wonderful sentiments. However, it is quite a challenge knowing whether or not you love a job until you actually get into it.
Looking for a job when you have a disability can be daunting, but the fact that over 3.4 million disabled people in the UK are in employment* shows that with the correct preparation and the right attitude it can be possible to bag the job of your dreams.
Check out our top tips for securing a job when you have a disability.
Swimming has always been a prominent Paralympic sport and is one of the few disciplines to have enjoyed continuous representation since the first games of 1960 in Rome.
Adapted swimming therapy provides improved independence and safety in the water; aerobic exercise to work and tone all the muscles of the body; and strength and resistance training - all whilst offering a relaxing effect.
Whether you’re planning a city break, a visit to relatives or a beach holiday having the lowdown on travelling by air with a wheelchair can make your journey run much more smoothly. These top tips can help you to navigate everything from assistance at your departure airport, check-in, transporting your mobility device, flying and special assistance at your arrival airport.
An active lifestyle with plenty of opportunities for exercise is essential for many wheelchair users and provides a much-needed boost of vitality, increased energy, improved muscle tone and greater coordination, as well as improving physical and mental health.
Find out more about the types of wheelchair exercises and the benefits it can provide.