There are many people with disabilities who excel at certain sports. However, it can often be difficult for them to reach their full potential because of a lack of funding. For those with a passion and talent for sports, it can become extremely frustrating to be held back simply because of finances. Fortunately, there is a solution available in the form of UK grants for disabled athletes.
You will find a wide variety of grants that you may be eligible for as an athlete with disabilities. These grants are available for all sorts of purposes ranging from the purchase of specialist equipment and gear through to training, travel expenses and more. With the financial aid provided through these grants, disabled athletes can unleash their potential and enjoy participating in the sporting activities that they have a passion for.
Parenting in any terms can be difficult, but adding a wheelchair to the mix can add a heap of challenges to the equation. With a lack of information out there offered by professionals on how to care for children from a wheelchair, we have collated personal experiences and tips from parents on online forums to create our own advice on making parenting from a wheelchair a little easier.
Originally from Poland, Bonio is a professional wheelchair Basketball player and model. Back in the winter of 2018, we took to the city streets of Birmingham to shoot the photography for a number of our new Q-series powered wheelchairs, the Quickie Q100R and the Q200R. As well as the right location for the photoshoot we also needed the right people. Of course, they needed to be wheelchair users, but they also needed to embody Quickie’s ‘live without limits’ philosophy, which is where Bonio (or Przemyslaw Bonio to use his full name) comes in.
Adapted cycles make cycling accessible for all, and there are a wide range of cycles which can suit people living with a variety of physical and learning disabilities. There are also wheelchair cycles available which you can ride with a non-disabled friend. Some cycles also utilise hand cranks so that you don’t need to use your legs to get involved in cycling.
There are several ways for people living with a wide range of disabilities. These include adapting football for:
- Blind or visually impaired people
- Hearing impaired or deaf people
- Football for amputees
- Football for people with cerebral palsy
- Football for people with learning disabilities
- Wheelchair and powerchair football