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Venue to Virtual 2020 An online event organised by Disabled Living


Monday 9th November to Friday 13th November 2020 Dedicated to children & young adults with disabilities and additional needs, their families and all the professionals who support them.

0161 214 4592

Kidz to Adultz is a Trademark registered to Disabled Living. Registered charity no: 224742

Welcome This FREE online week-long event is totally dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers, and all the professionals who support them right across the UK and much further afield. The platform offers visitors virtual access to the many exhibitors, companies, voluntary and support organisations who will be showcasing their products, equipment and outlining details of their services at various time slots during the week-long event – see full timetable on pages 6-7. Visitors will be able to select and watch videos and presentation slots that are most relevant to them with the additional bonus of a live Q&A chat facility, where you can interact with each exhibitor, ask questions, anonymously if preferred. More information on how to use the facility is on page 3-4. Exhibitors webpages will remain onsite until 30th November so you will be able to watch and re-watch their videos, download their pdfs and have access to their contact information etc. However, their online Q&A chat facility will come to an end when their live slot ends.


We do hope you enjoy your first Venue to Virtual experience! Carmel and the Kidz to Adultz Team at Disabled Living

Don’t forget to complete our feedback form for your chance to win a £100 ‘Love2shop’ voucher!


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How to Use Venue to Virtual 1.

Once you have registered you will be sent a link to the site with your password via email prior to the event. Once you have logged in you will see the home page here:


Each exhibitor’s webpage will go live on their allocated day and timeslot, you can partake in as many time slots as you like. Select the day and a drop-down menu will appear for all exhibitor's time slots for that day.


Select the exhibitor and time slot you wish to interact with, this will open the exhibitor page - remember slots will only go live at their allocated time. To watch the video simply press the play button. Here you will be able to watch exhibitor’s videos, download their PDFs, ask questions using the Q&A chat facility, email them direct using the ‘Contact’ exhibitors button, link with them on their social media etc.


The Q&A chat facility will only be available during the exhibitor’s allocated time slot. Exhibitor's webpages including videos, PDFs will remain on the website until 30th November 2020. You can watch and re-watch their videos and download their PDF’s at your leisure. However, the chat facility will no longer be live after their time slot.


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How to Use the Q&A Chat Facility The Q&A chat facility sits to the right of the video. There are two tabs, Q&A and Polls. Ensure you are on the Q&A tab to view all questions To ask a question: You have the option to remain anonymous or add your name. To add your name, click into “type your question” Click and type your question(s) in the box provided and press the green send button.

Your question will pop up in the feed The exhibitors will reply directly to your question(s). Please allow some time for a response as they may be dealing with a number of questions during their slot. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like and watch out for the Kidz to Adultz Team announcements during the live Q&A chat!

Exhibitor’s Polls may pop up during the live Q&A chat. To participate in polls: A Poll notification will popup. Click the Polls tab and complete the onscreen questions. Click the Q&A tab to return to the chat facility.

If you have any questions, queries etc. please contact The Kidz to Adultz Team at Disabled Living who will be more than happy to assist. Please call 0161 214 4592 or email Email:

Tel: 0161 214 4592

Timetable Monday 9th November 9am Integrex Limited 10am The Movement Centre 11am Centrobed 12pm Medpage Limited T/A Easylink UK 1pm Futureproof Your Finances - Jason Mountford, Financial Planner at Irwin Mitchell 2pm Little Big Insects 3pm National Star

Tuesday 10th November 9am Brainwave 10am Jiraffe 11am The Sleep Charity 12pm Scan Mobility 1pm Driving Mobility 2pm Neater Solutions Ltd. 3pm To Be Announced

Wednesday 11th November 9am Queen Alexandra College 10am Theraposture Limited Magazine Rack 11am Safespaces 12pm Supporting You and Your Child - Carmel Gallagher, Paediatric Client Liaison Manager at Irwin Mitchell 1pm Beaumont College 2pm Derwen College 3pm To Be Announced

Thursday 12th November 9am Family Fund 10am Smartbox 11am Precision Rehab 12pm Motability 1pm Mountain Trike Company 2pm Leckey 3pm Toilet Training Children with Disabilities - Bladder & Bowel UK (Part of Disabled Living)

Friday 13th November 9am The Boparan Charitable Trust 10am Slater and Gordon Lawyers 11am FormAlign 12pm Adaptive Martial Arts 1pm CL Medilaw 2pm Just Like Me Books - Buster Finds His Beat 2:15 - 3pm Disabled Living (organisers of Venue to Virtual) an overview of services

Magazine Rack Kidz to Adultz Magazine PosAbility Magazine The OT Magazine Enable Magazine Ability Needs Magazine SEN Magazine

Download your free copies of the latest disability magazines and journals including the November issue of the Kidz to Adultz Magazine.

Exhibitor Information Monday 9th November

9am - Integrex Limited Integrex is at the forefront of special needs technology design and provision in the UK. Interactive Floor Systems, Immersive Rooms, Sensory Rooms and Interactive Screens all designed for the Special Needs Sector, to stimulate children’s responses, cognitive understanding and recognition abilities. Tel: 01283 551 551 Email: Website: Portwood Industrial Estate, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, DE11 9PT 10am - The Movement Centre The Movement Centre is a UK charity dedicated to supporting children and their families living with movement disabilities. We provide a specialist therapy called Targeted Training to help children gain functional skills, from head control, sitting and walking goals, in order to become more independent and to improve their quality of life. Tel: 01691 404 248 Email: Website: Building 106, The Movement Centre, Oswestry, SY10 7AG 11am - Centrobed Centrobed bespoke beds and cots are modular and recyclable. Made to your individual requirements, designed to promote independence and cut the cost of caring. Centrobed can assist in solving even the most difficult situations. Turning, profiling, standing, high/low are just some of the actions that can be built into a bed. Tel: 01233 635 353 Email: Website: Ango House, Wotton Road, Kent, TN23 6LN 12pm - Medpage Limited T/A Easylink UK Medpage Limited T/A Easylink UK is a family run business established in 1984, specialising in products to aid care of people with Epilepsy, Autism, Special Needs and Learning Difficulties. Our seizure detection monitors have helped families living with Epilepsy for almost 30 years and continue to be the top selling systems in the UK. Tel: 01536 264 869 Email: Website: 3 Melbourne House, Corby Gate Business Park, Corby, NN17 5JG 1pm - Futureproof Your Finances - Jason Mountford, Financial Planner at Irwin Mitchell In this seminar Jason speaks about his lived experience of planning for his family’s future following the diagnosis of his son’s disability. He’s a Financial Planner at Irwin Mitchell and talks about ways parents and carers can manage income and expenditure, the basics of investing, and why it’s important for long term financial security. He also talks about the importance of life insurance and how trusts can help make sure your child’s money is managed well when you are no longer here. Email: Website:

2pm - Little Big Insects I am a Paediatric Occupational Therapist. I have written a series of children’s books 2 of which have been published and featured in the Kidz to Adultz September magazine. The books feature insects with a disability, disorder or impairment. The books can be ordered via Amazon, Waterstones, WHsmiths and troubador online or via my email. Tel: 07872 328 499 Email: 3pm - National Star Learners are at the heart of everything at National Star, a leading independent college for young people with complex disabilities based in Gloucestershire, Hereford and Wales that offers exceptional education, care and therapy. Day and residential places on offer at the TES FE Awards 'Specialist Provider of the Year' 2019. Tel: 01242 527 631 Email: Website: Ullenwood Manor Road, Ullenwood, Cheltenham, GL53 9QU

Tuesday 10th November

9am - Brainwave Brainwave is a charity that helps children with disabilities achieve greater independence through a range of specialist therapies. Our multidisciplinary team of qualified therapists create a unique Therapy Programme of exercises and activities to improve children’s mobility, communication skills and learning potential. Tel: 01278 429 089 Email: Website: Marsh Lane, Huntworth Gate, Bridgewater, Somerset, TA6 6LQ 10am - Jiraffe Jiraffe specialises in providing postural care equipment and support for everybody, whether they’re at home, school, rest or play! The Jiraffe range covers all aspects of everyday life from seating to mobility and sleeping, to therapy and bathroom equipment - aimed at enabling people to experience a wider range of activities in comfort. Tel: 0114 285 3376 Email: Website: 3 Wardsend Road, Sheffield, S6 1RQ 11am - The Sleep Charity The Sleep Charity provides evidence based information and support to families of children and young people with sleep issues. We also provide professionals with high quality, evidence based training delivered by highly experienced experts in their field. Tel: 01302 751 416 Email: Website: Kale Lodge, Woodfield Park, Tickhill Road, Balby, Doncaster, DN4 8QN

12pm - Scan Mobility Scan Mobility has been serving both the health and private communities since 1993. We offer a quality, reliable and dependable service and are happy to help you with any of our products including Dynamic mattresses, pediatric beds, cots and pressure area care. We also have a range of waterproof cotton bedding. Tel: 01704 233 344 Email: Website: 90 Ralph's Wife's Lane, Banks, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 8ER 1pm - Driving Mobility Supported by the Department for Transport, the charity Driving Mobility coordinates 21 adapted driving and mobility assessment centres across the UK. Many with outreach facilities, these provide professional guidance so people with restricted mobility can gain or retain the ability to drive and maintain independence. Tel: 0800 559 3636 Email: Website: William Merritt Disabled Living Centre, Aire House, Town Street, Rodley, LS13 1HP 2pm - Neater Solutions Ltd - Neater solutions have provided assistive technology products for eating, drinking and activity challenges for 30 years. We will present our new designs of mobile arm supports both manual and powered. Also featured will be Neater drinkers, with straw mover, Neater Eaters and V6 robotic eating robot. Tel: 07785 267 212 Email Website 12 Burlington Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9AL 3pm - To Be Announced

Wednesday 11th November 9am - Queen Alexandra College QAC is a national residential College based in Birmingham that supports a diverse range of student abilities and needs aged 16 and above. We offer an innovative, holistic approach to learning and support. Students may access study programmes at entry level, or gain vocational qualifications to level 3 in a wide range of subject areas. Tel: 0121 803 5484 Email: Website: Court Oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9TG 10am - Theraposture Limited Since 1981, Theraposture has been a leading specialist in power-assisted adjustable beds, chairs and care cots. It is a well-respected and ethical supplier that provides quality adult and paediatric products across the UK and Internationally – focused on delivering positive outcomes for all. Tel: 01373 823 030 Email: Website: Kingdom Avenue, Northacre Industrial Park, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4WE

11am - Safespaces Safespaces design custom-made, safe, living spaces and beds designed for people with complex needs, including autism, epilepsy and behaviours that challenge. Our products are ideal for use at home, hospitals, schools, care and respite settings. Tel: 01706 816 274 Email: Website: 361 Burnley Road, Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 7DH

12pm - Supporting You and Your Child - Carmel Gallagher, Paediatric Client Liaison Manager at Irwin Mitchell In this session Carmel speaks about her new role as a Paediatric Client Liaison Manager at Irwin Mitchell and explains the importance of her role in supporting and promoting rehabilitation for children and their families who have sadly experienced trauma and personal injury. She will also talk about the successful launch of her family focussed webinars and new Parent Carer Forum offering free access to expert practitioners and legal support services. She will be joined for a Q&A by James Betts, associate solicitor in our Public Law team and specialist in educational health care plans together with Jessica Mudd, lead occupational therapist for CPPS Expert Care and Occupational Therapy Services Ltd who provide assessment and treatment for children and adults as well as expert witness work. Tel: 0800 056 4110 Website: 1pm - Beaumont College Beaumont College offers person-centred day and residential programmes to young people aged between 18 and 25 with a broad range of physical and/or learning impairments. Our aim is to enable students to take responsibility for their lives in whichever form this takes and to realise their dreams in the safest way possible. Tel: 01524 541 400 Email Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA2 6AP 2pm - Derwen College Awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted at three consecutive inspections, Derwen College provides a rich learning environment for young people with many conditions, including learning and physical disabilities, ASD, medical needs and behaviours of concern. The main campus is in Gobowen, near Oswestry with three other satellites sites in Shropshire. Tel: 01904 550 055 Email: Website: Whittington Road, Gobowen, Near Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 3JA 3pm - To Be Announced

Thursday 12th November

9am - Family Fund Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 89,101 grants or services worth over £33 million to families across the UK. Our grants are for a wide range of items, such as washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks and much more. Tel: 01904 550 055 Email: Website: 4 Alpha Court, Monks Cross Drive, York, YO32 9WN 10am - Smartbox Smartbox create assistive technology to help children and adults with disabilities communicate and live more independently. Our products include a combination of specialist hardware, software and content which are used by people around the world. Find out more and contact us at, your questions are always welcome. Tel: 01684 578 868 Email: Website: Ysobel House, Enigma Commercial Centre, Sandys Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 1JJ 11am - Precision Rehab Precision Rehab specialises in offering bespoke powerchair solutions to its clients and represents many leading brands including Paravan, NHD, Eurovema and Dietz. The Sango range of powerchairs from Dietz Power UK offer the high levels of functionality associated with top end models at great value for money without compromising build quality. Tel: 01256 300 111 Email: Website: Office 5, Slington House, Rankine Road, Basingstoke, RG24 8PH 12pm - Motability The Motability Scheme is operated by Motability Operations Limited under contract to Motability. Family members or carers can drive the car on behalf of the disabled person covered with insurance for up to three named drivers. Servicing and breakdown assistance all included and car adaptations are also available. Tel: (Motability Scheme) 0300 456 4566 (Motability, The Charity) 0800 500 3186 Email: Website: Warwick House, Roydon Road, Harlow, CM19 5PX 1pm - Mountain Trike Company - The Mountain Trike Company manufacture and produce all-terrain outdoor wheelchairs - offering independence and freedom to travel off the beaten track to explore the great outdoors. Enjoy the freedom and independence and explore the great outdoors with friends and family. Tel: 01270 842 616 Email: Website: Westfield, Wybunbury Road, Walgherton, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7NG

2pm - Leckey - Leckey manufactures innovative, clinically focused products that support children with special needs, both physically and emotionally. Our seating systems and standing and walking frames are distributed worldwide to help therapists, parents, and carers provide the best possible equipment to improve children's lives. Tel: 0289 260 0750 Email: Website: 19C Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, Ireland, BT28 2SA 3pm - Toilet Training Children with Disabilities - Bladder & Bowel UK (Part of Disabled Living) Toilet Training Children with Disabilities - Toilet training is one area of child development that most parents find stressful and confusing. However it is important for independence, self-esteem and socialisation. This practical session will focus on how to approach toilet training for children with additional needs. Tel: 0161 214 4591 Email: Website: Burrows House, 10 Priestley Road, Wardley Industrial Estate, Worsley, Manchester, M28 2LY

Friday 13th November 9am - The Boparan Charitable Trust We provide funding to children with disabilities, life-limiting illnesses and those who are in extreme poverty across the UK. Our grants can fund specialist equipment such as wheelchairs, trikes, sensory toys not available on the NHS, and treatments such as a Speech & Language Therapy and Behavioural Therapy. Tel: 0121 214 9364 Website: Colmore Court, 9 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2BJ 10am - Slater and Gordon Lawyers - Slater and Gordon is one of the UK’s leading consumer law firms. Our goal is to deliver exceptional, world class legal services in all aspects of injury and negligence, with offices throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Slater and Gordon’s mission is to provide people with easier access to world-class consumer legal services. Tel: 0800 884 0106 Email: 58 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HZ 11am - FormAlign FormAlign is a brand born from over 30 years of healthcare-industry experience. We pride ourselves on supporting you with cleverly designed products which combine efficiency and best practice to deliver premium outcomes for the people you care about most. Tel: 01473 467 777 Website: FormAL Group, Unit 7 Liberator House, Clopton, Woodbridge, IP13 6QT 12pm - Adaptive Martial Arts Adaptive Martial Arts (AMA) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) which is led by a predominantly disabled board to provide empowering and confident building skills for those who have any sort of disability or injury. We use a combination of martial arts to achieve this, teaching fun and safe combat and self defence skills. Tel: 07468 608 018 Email: Website: Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 4HN

1pm - CL Medilaw - Top Tips for ECHPs SEN specialist, Rachel Gibby will be presenting a talk on the Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The talk includes key tips on how to prepare for and approach the EHCP process, including the initial assessment stage through to the final plan. Tel: 0345 2410 154 Email: Website: Knight Professional Services Limited (T/A CL Medilaw), Midland House, West Way, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0PH

2pm- Just Like Me Books - Buster Finds His Beat Join author Pam Aculey for this story telling session. Just Like Me Books promote and explore Diversity, Inclusiveness and Kindness. We strongly believe that changes needs to be made in the publishing industry to produce and positively promote literature that reflects and honours the lives of all young people. All children should be able to see themselves in the pages of books. 2:15-3pm - Disabled Living (Organisers of Venue to Virtual) an overview of services Disabled Living offer free, impartial information about services for disabled individuals, older people, and those that support them. This includes advice about products and equipment from our specialist Equipz team. Within our charity, we provide services that support those with bladder and bowel problems (Bladder & Bowel UK) such as our free helpline, as well as providing sensory rooms (Redbank House), exhibitions across the UK (Kidz to Adultz Exhibitions), equipment solutions, training courses and an online shop. Disabled Living Training Department - The Training Department at Disabled Living delivers a wide range of courses suitable for Health and Social Care. Disability Awareness, Moving and Handling and our Trusted Assessor Suite are just a few of the highly rated accredited courses. Experienced professionals will work with you to organise bespoke, relevant courses for your staff. Tel: 0161 214 4590 Email: Website: Disabled Living Enablement Team - The Enablement Team provides a variety of services. Our Occupational Therapists will advise on equipment and services, they can provide assessments and guidance to aid independence. Specialists can provide access audits and disability awareness to aid independence. All our work is face to face or via phone, email or virtual means. Tel: 0161 214 4590 Email: Website: Bladder & Bowel UK (Part of Disabled Living) - The only national helpline service providing support for children and adults with bladder and bowel problems, their carers and the professionals who support them. Our team of nurse specialists and product advisors are available to provide clinical and product advice, signposting to additional support services, training, consultancy and free resources. Tel: 0161 214 4591 Email: Website: Kidz to Adultz Exhibitions (Organised by Disabled Living) - Disabled Living has an excellent reputation of organising the very prestigious Kidz to Adultz events since 2001 and now hold five of the largest FREE UK exhibitions totally dedicated to children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and all the professionals who support and work

with them. 100-180 exhibitors at each event, information on equipment, products and services, ..........FREE CPD seminars. Currently held in Coventry, Farnborough, Newport (Wales), Edinburgh ..........and Liverpool. ..........Tel: 0161 214 4591 Email: Email (Magazine): Website:

Redbank House is part of the charity Disabled Living and is based in Cheetham, North Manchester. The large venue offers a variety of facilities including sensory rooms, meeting rooms and office space. Our venue is modern and accessible, with the flexibility to accommodate to our clients’ needs. Redbank House Flexible Room Hire - Redbank House offers flexible room hire to cater for large or small meetings and events. All of our rooms are bright and spacious. When you book room hire with us, break out and kitchen areas are included with room 1 and 2. Redbank House Sensurround - All children and adults with disabilities can benefit from using a multi-sensory room. These environments have proven to be extremely valuable to those with disabilities, some evidence suggests that those with challenging behaviour can improve and may be reduced over a long term period. Tel: 0161 214 5959 Email: Website: Redbank House, 4 St.Chad's Street, Manchester,M8 8QA

Magazine Rack Kidz to Adultz Magazine - With each of our Kidz to Adultz Exhibitions, we produce a new magazine packed with interesting articles, relevant adverts, true stories, advice and more. Designed with parents, carers and professionals in mind, discover new and interesting material to help young individuals with disabilities and additional needs. Email: PosAbility Magazine - PosAbility Magazine is a diverse and unique disability lifestyle magazine that showcases the talents and voices of disabled people. We champion diversity and provide a platform for disabled people to not only discover practical, useful information, but to share their views and experiences with the disabled community. Email: The OT Magazine - The OT Magazine is a dedicated publication created for Occupational Therapists. Every issue explores different areas of the profession and invites OTs to contribute articles on their practice, new services they have implemented, successful interventions and more. The magazine showcases independent living products, shares positive case studies and has a regular column from Kate Sheehan. The magazine is also CPD-certified, which means by having a subscription or contributing to the magazine you can include this in your CPD portfolio and it will recognised by the HCPC. Email: Enable Magazine - Enable Magazine is the UK’s leading disability and lifestyle title, bringing specialist content into the hands of the disabled community. Across the UK, there are 13.9 million people living with a sensory, learning, physical or hidden disability; an area that disabled people, carers, families, and organisations continually want to know more about. For this reason, Enable is an expert in bringing the latest engaging content to our print and online platforms. Email: Ability Needs Magazine - Take a look at your free copy of Ability Needs, Britain’s essential journal on disability, with news from Britain’s main disability groups and industry information on the top products available in the mobility and home care marketplace. Email: SEN Magazine - SEN Magazine is essential reading for carers, parents, therapists and all practitioners in special educational needs (SEN) and disability. It’s also an invaluable whole-school resource for special and mainstream settings. It is packed with useful articles and authoritative features; share best practice, read expert articles and discover useful tips for parents and professionals. Email:


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Kidz to Adultz Events Update Disabled Living has an excellent reputation of organising the very prestigious Kidz to Adultz events since 2001 and now hold five of the largest FREE UK exhibitions totally dedicated to children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and all the professionals who support and work with them. 100-180 exhibitors at each event, information on equipment, products and services, FREE CPD seminars. Currently held in Coventry, Farnborough, Newport (Wales), Edinburgh and Liverpool. Our priority continues to be the safety of all those involved, in particular our vulnerable children and young adults, their carers and the health professionals who support them. We look forward to the return of our face to face events in 2021 when it is safe to do so.

Save the date for our future events... WE'RE BACK! (HELD EVERY 3 YEARS)











Tuesday 18th May 2021 Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Farnborough

Friday 25th June 2021 The International Convention Centre (ICC), Newport

Thursday 9th September 2021 Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

TBC 2021


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March 2022 Ricoh Arena, Coventry

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Your chance to win £100 Love2shop vouchers

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