Living with disability

How to keep fit with a disability

Keeping fit with a disability is easier than you may think. Fitness instructor Mike Lee explains why exercise is important to help prevent obesity and cardiovascular disease. He also gives tips on how to find the right gym or what to do from home if you don't want to pay for a gym. Also watch other disabled people describe why they want to keep active.

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Media last reviewed: 17/06/2015

Next review due: 17/06/2017

What care and support can you get?

This guide is for people who have care and support needs, their carers and people who are planning for their future care needs.

How to lose weight in a wheelchair

If you’re a wheelchair user and you are overweight, you can make changes to achieve a healthy weight.

Fitness advice for wheelchair users

If you're a wheelchair user, getting active regularly will bring you important health benefits.

David Weir, Paralympic superhuman

Paralympic superhero David Weir talks about his London 2012 success and how he got into wheelchair racing.

Managing weight with a learning disability

If you care for a person with a learning disability, you can help them to achieve a healthy weight.

Going into hospital with a learning disability

If someone has a significant learning disability, these 10 steps can help make their hospital visits a success.

Help for disabled parents

If you're a parent with a disability, help and support is available.

Working with a disability

Find out what financial support and training is available to help get disabled people back to work.

Caring for older relatives

Do you care for an older relative? Financial, practical and emotional support is available.

Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

People are most often diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or MS between the ages of 20 and 40. Everyone reacts differently to diagnosis. In this video people with MS talk about how they responded to their diagnosis.

Media last reviewed: 18/01/2016

Next review due: 18/01/2018

Having a sibling with a disability

Sisters Charlotte (19) and Chloe (9) describe what it's like growing up with disabled sister Sophie (15), who has cerebral palsy. An expert explains what the most common problems are that children who grow up with a disabled family member face. She talks about their understanding the disability, dealing with it outside the family and the feeling some kids have of not getting enough attention from their parents.

Media last reviewed: 23/05/2016

Next review due: 23/05/2019

What's your heart age?

Take the online test to find out whether your heart age is higher or lower than your actual age

'My learning disability'

Sinead, 25, a charity worker, has a learning disability. She describes the support she receives in her job and from her family