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Accessible Trails in the UK

Accessible Trails in the UK

09/05/2018

With World Environment Day falling on Tuesday 5th June this year (2018) we’re encouraging Quickie users to get outside and enjoy the environment around them with this guide to a selection of accessible rambling routes.

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Assistance dogs for people with disabilities

Assistance dogs for people with disabilities

16/01/2018

Dogs can be trained to assist people with disabilities, helping their owners in their daily lives to become much more than just pets. In many cases they can help them overcome physical and psychological problems as well as providing faithful companionship.

Assistance dogs serve to help people overcome the limitations that may be imposed on them by a particular disability or by the challenges of navigating around their environment. In theory, anyone with a physical or mental condition that substantially hinders their ability to lead a fully independent life can adopt one of these assistance animals.

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Get active! Get outside!

Get active! Get outside!

09/01/2018

Leading an active lifestyle is important for everyone. Being active puts you in a good mood, positively affects your health and encourages you to lead healthy habits. Taking part in activities also enables you to be social and make new friends with similar interests. Activities for people with disabilities are particularly important on a physical and psychological level. Physical recreational activities and exercise can help to burn calories and maintain muscle tone. Even a low intensity activity will be beneficial and help to boost metabolism and circulation and improve sleep. On a psychological level activity increases the ability to concentrate and reduce stress.

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How to get a job with a disability

How to get a job with a disability

05/12/2017

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.

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Wacken open air festival 2017 in a wheelchair

Wacken open air festival 2017 in a wheelchair

31/10/2017

My name is Andrea Schütt and since 2010 I rely on a manual power assist wheelchair. On the first weekend of August 2017, the world’s biggest Heavy Metal Open-Air Festival took place again in the tranquil little German town of Wacken, in Schleswig-Holstein. The festival provides metalheads in wheelchairs a fantastic festival experience, with mobile wristband distribution, wheelchair repairs, medicine storage, physiotherapy and recharge stations for power wheelchairs.

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