The final day of Naidex was really enjoyable. I packed in as much as I possibly could do. Although I still missed some stalls! Next years’ Naidex will also be only 2 days instead of 3. This might make it even more of a challenge!
Some of the highlights
Coachbuilt G.B. – Accessible campervans and caravans
Coachbuilt have really thought of all possible options to make a camper or caravan fully accessible. From drive from chair options and hoists throughout, to roll in wet rooms and spaces to store wheelchairs when not in use. They’re beautifully built and also available for you to hire. For more information check out their website.
I also interviewed Howden’s, who make stunning adaptive and inclusive kitchens. I will be posting this up soon!
Scope research recently revealed that living with a disability can cost on average an additional £550 a month. This can mean covering costly items such as wheelchairs and adaptations and respite holidays can be difficult. Sometimes even covering the basics such as a new washing machine after a breakdown can be difficult. Disability grants have a database of a large range of charities that can help with some of these additional costs. Each has their own conditions to meet, but its a useful tool!
Victoria Abbott-Fleming – Burning Nights CRPS support
Victoria’s story is astounding! I hate to say anyone is an inspiration because I don’t want to place anyone on a pedestal. But, she has created an amazing charity which supports those with CRPS and those that care for them. I’ve heard how difficult it can be to get the right support, having spent time in hospital with CRPS patients. This is a much needed resource. I’ve also interviewed Victoria, which will be up on the vlog shortly! For more info on CRPS and support for those with CRPS here is their website.
All in all Naidex was a great event. It was a bit overwhelming at times, and I wish there had been a chill-out area! I was surprised by the lack of adaptive clothing specialists. This does seem to be an area I repeatedly find under provided for in the UK. The event would have been easier to navigate if stalls had been grouped together by type. That being said, it’s a great event which I would highly recommend.