Active Hands want to share with you the stuff that we like. These are companies and charities that we have used ourselves or have worked alongside.
Adapt to Perform is a YouTube channel run by Ben Clarke giving you ideas on how to work out with a disability. Ben is a fully qualified personal trainer.
Aspire is a charity supporting those in the UK who have sustained a spinal injury. They assist with integrating clients back into everyday life.
Back-up Trust provides support and services for individuals and families following a spinal cord injury.
Breast Cancer Care provides support for those with breast cancer and their families.
The Calvert Trust specialises in outdoor activities for the disabled.
Diary of a Gimpy Kid is a blog written by friend of Active Hands, Gareth Herridge, about life as a tetraplegic.
Disability Horizons is an online community for those with a disability.
Draft wheelchairs is a ‘one-stop shop for active and sports chair users’.
Focus on Disability is the most comprehensive independent not for profit website devoted and aimed to providing information, guides, products and resources for the disabled community, elderly and carers in the UK.
Freedom Wheelchair Skills offer peer-led teaching of everyday skills and techniques to get the most out of life while using a wheelchair.
The website for GB wheelchair rugby (also known as Murderball). Find out how to get involved and where you can have a go yourself.
Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase awareness and accurate diagnosis of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and related inherited neuropathies, support patients and families with critical information to improve quality of life, and fund research that will lead to treatments and cures.
The IPC (International Paralympic Committee) is the global governing committee of the Paralympic Movement. They organise the Paralympic games and other worldwide competition for disabled competitors.
The Kandu Group is a collection of companies that work in the disability sector (Active Hands is a member). The group share support and advice with each other.
Mountain Trike make all-terrain wheelchairs for having all manner of fun in.
The Pleasure Garden is the UK’s Inclusive Sex Shop. We believe that everyone, regardless of disability, has a right to a fulfilling sex life and access to the products and information to help them achieve it.
Prime Physio are a Sports Injury and Specialist Therapy Centre
Regain is a charitable organisation dedicated to promoting independence among sports tetraplegics.
Review Mobility are the UK’s first mobility review platform allowing customers to leave their reviews on their experience with a mobility company so that others can read their first-hand experience and make sure the products and services they buy are from good and reputable companies.
NeuAbility are based in Denver, Colorado and offer exercise based rehabilitation for spinal injury patients. Big Active Hands users!
The Spinal Injuries Association is an information and support website for those who have sustained a spinal cord injury and their friends and family.
Spokz is the One Stop Shop for all your Disability Sports Equipment and Accessory supplies.
Spokz People provide therapeutic support for disabled people from therapists who have personal experience with disability in some way.
Tomcat design and manufacture equipment (primarily trikes) for children and adults with special needs.
Trabasack make a low-cost wheelchair lap tray and bag in one, award winning and designed by a wheelchair user with your needs in mind.
Although these are companies and charities that we have personal experience with, it is up to you to check that their products and services are right for you.