Resources and Links

Links to resources and information that you may find helpful if you suffer from upper limb disability or injury. So far it’s mostly things I’ve found useful myself, but this page will continue to grow. Please get in contact if you have something to be added.

Hobbies & Sport

Free Online Exercise Classes
At home wheelchair workouts and adaptive yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/WheelPowerVideos/videos
NHS classes
-includes pilates and cardio
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/
Stroke-specific exerciseshttps://www.astrokeofluck.co.uk/stroke-resources/exercise-videos/#
Versus Arthritis
-exercises to manage shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist pain
https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/exercising-with-arthritis/exercises-to-manage-pain/
Southampton Uni Sport and Wellbeing
-includes pilates and core workouts
https://www.facebook.com/SportWellUoS/
One Handed Musical Instrument Trust (OHMI)
One-handed instrument info and rental
https://www.ohmi.org.uk

Life & Independence

Notify the DVLA about a medical condition https://www.gov.uk/report-driving-medical-condition
About the Motability schemehttps://www.motability.co.uk/about/
Shelter Housing Advice https://www.shelter.org.uk/
NHS Patient Advice Liason Service (PALS)https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/nhs-services-and-treatments/what-is-pals-patient-advice-and-liaison-service/
Adaptations for one hand (PDF booklet)
-includes food prep and cleaning tips
http://www.rdash.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/DP4519-One-handed-activities-web.pdf

Work & Study

Disabled Student’s Allowance (UK)https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/how-to-claim
Access to work (UK)https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work