Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in London

These accessible travel suggestions are part of the 2012 Get Out & Enjoy Life program that is a joint educational initiative between UroMed’s motivational program – Life After Spinal Cord Injury, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.  For more details on the Get Out & Enjoy Life event, please see: http://pvamag.com/sns/article/4772/get_out_enjoy_life_2012

“London never seems to get tired. It’s perhaps the greatest paradox of a city with a history spanning two millennia that it stays forever young and energetic. Britain’s capital is home to the great art collections of the National Gallery, architectural icons such as Tower Bridge, and a rich Royal heritage, but it also spawns underground design and musical innovation. It is a city of independent villages — for example, Chelsea or Greenwich have little in common with Shoreditch or Soho — and a conurbation of green spaces as well as great buildings.” (source: Frommers.com)

Parasport

“Parasport is a joint initiative between the British Paralympic Association (BPA) and the professional services firm Deloitte. Parasport aims to make it easier for members of the public to take up disability sport by providing information about sports and sporting opportunities in local areas.

Parasport is for everyone, regardless of whether you want to participate recreationally or competitively. Maybe you want to take up a sport in order to get active, or maybe you have ambitions of representing Great Britain… Whatever your aim, Parasport can help you find a local club so that you can get involved.”

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DPtIR1kdAQ&feature=player_embedded
Website: http://www.parasport.org.uk/default.asp
Phone: +44 (0)20 7842 5789
Email: info@parasport.org.uk

2012 London Paralympics

 

The 2012 Olympics and Paralympics will take place in the magical city of London! Come out and watch some of the most talented athletes in the world compete for the gold medal.

 Website: http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2011/9/7/1315427118882/London-2012-Paralympics-p-007.jpg
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/London2012
Phone: 0845 267 2012

 

Accessible Transport

 

Check out information about accessibility with transportation around London. The black cabs, buses, the metro (also known as the tube or the underground), trains and car rentals all cater to those who are handicapped.

Website: http://www.sagetraveling.com/Accessible-Transportation-in-London
Phone: 1-888-645-7920

 

Chelsea Football Club

Chelsea Foundation’s Football+ project aims to increase local playing opportunities for people with disabilities, establish a competitive structure, create performance pathways to excellence and raise the profile and awareness of football for people with disabilities. Football+ is committed to enabling children and adults to participate in organised football training and matches in a safe and enjoyable environment on a regular basis. The project allows players with disabilities to develop their health and independence, realise their full potential and challenge the skills they possess through their passion for our national game.

Website: http://www.chelseafc.com/page/Foundation_Disability/
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/ChelseaFC 
Phone: 0871 984 1955 (UK) – calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
+44 207 835 6000 (Intl.)

 

Thank you to our sponsors:
This project was supported by a variety of sponsors that we’d like to thank, including:

 

About the Author: Farah Bohannon of Winder, Georgia currently serves as UroMed’s Marketing and Sales Support Assistant. She graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in May 2010. She loves to utilize her writing and marketing skills with inspiring stories. Farah is also passionate about traveling and exploring new cities and places. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, exercising, cooking, baking, scuba diving, and playing tennis.

About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

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