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The Disability Unemployability Conspiracy (Part 1)

Well, we’ve made it to October; famous for pumpkins, witches, trick or treat, and also for being…national disability employment awareness month? Yes, in case you didn’t know (and I certainly didn’t until very recently), October in the UK is the official month dedicated to disability employment awareness, that celebrated time of the year that I’m …

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General Purpose Assistive gloves in the gym and rehab

Asking your Questions: Why is rehab/ exercise important after injury?

Here at Active Hands we know how valuable the experiences of others can be when you’re faced with a life-changing disability, or trying to adapt to something new with an existing disability. Finding a community to share tips with or ask advice from can be invaluable, no matter what stage of life you are in.  …

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The Lent Experiment Part 2 – A Work In Progress

Vital Statistics 2 (February 26th – 12 Days In) Weight: 8st 12lbs (56.25kg)Stomach Circumference: 36.5″ (92.7cm) General Feelings: If I have learnt one thing in the last 12 days, it is that sugar is apparently in everything! A routine trip to the supermarket on February 14th (I’m an old romantic I know) turned into an …

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The GB wheelchair rugby team at the 2021 Paralympics

Does Paralympic sport benefit the right athletes?

Paralympic sport has come a long way from its humble beginnings at the Stoke Mandeville spinal cord injury unit in England just after the Second World War.  This small sporting event, which at the time used competition between those with similar injuries to assist the rehabilitation of wheelchair users, is now a worldwide phenomenon.  The …

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