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 yoga
NHS classes
-includes pilates and cardio
Stroke-specific exercises
Versus Arthritis
-exercises to manage shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist pain
Southampton Uni Sport and Wellbeing
-includes pilates and core workouts
One Handed Musical Instrument Trust (OHMI)
One-handed instrument info and rental
Thrive- Carry on Gardening. A charity supporting disabled gardeners
Tips for disabled gardeners, specialised equipment and tools shop
Gardening when you use one hand

Gardening when you have a weak grip

Life & Independence

Notify the DVLA about a medical condition
About the Motability scheme
Shelter Housing Advice
NHS Patient Advice Liason Service (PALS)
Adaptations for one hand (PDF booklet)
-includes food prep and cleaning tips

Work & Study

Disabled Student’s Allowance (UK)
Cosmopolitan Care (UK)
Matching students with PAs and carers
Disabled Student Experience Blogs
Access to work (UK)