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Doing Sport Differently


The latest guide in the Doing Life Differently series is written by and for people with lived experience of disability or health conditions and covers the benefits of sport and fitness, how you can get invloved – whether playing, watching or coaching. It’s not just for the next Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, but for everyone!  It needn’t be competitive, it needn’t be hard work, it just needs to be fun.

Download the report from the website of Disability Rights UK at this link




Birmingham strong man and anti-bullying campaigner Big Dave Gauder has become an official ambassador for the city’s Disability Resource Centre (DRC).

Could you qualify for FREE home insulation?

Free home insulation from npower

There is a Government scheme to insulate people's homes to protect them from the cold and to save them money on their heating bills. More than two and a half million homes have already benefited from the scheme and Disability Resource Centre are working with npower to make sure that disabled people in Birmingham who qualify are getting what you're entitled to.

npower will fund all the supply and fitting costs - you don't even have to be one of their customers.

Work Choice Open Day


I’m the Service Coordinator for ASpire (Autism West Midlands) and I work on an employment support programme as part of a partnership under Advance Employment.

We are having an open day on the 12th June and I thought it might be of interest to some of your service users.

There will be several organisations there aside from ourselves including Action for Blind, Birmingham Rathbone, Momentum (The Brain Injury specialists), Sandwell Council, Landau and Shelforce.

Do you have historical documents that need transcribing? We can help

At DRC we have a small team of volunteers who are transcribing old documents from the disability movement into a text format on Word. We are also able to scan old photographs, magazine covers, etc.

The DRC are hoping to launch a new heritage project later this year, but in the meantime we are keen to build an archive of historical documents for publication in the Resources section of the website.

EHRC reports that supporting disabled workers is a win win situation for the employer and employee.


A new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found that disabled people continue to be put at a disadvantage in the workplace. They are not realising their full potential as they are not getting the support they need at work. The report, “A Perfect Partnership,” says that closing the employment gap between disabled workers and non disabled workers can increase the performance of staff across the board.

Britain's Got Talent strong man Big Dave to open new Disability Centre

Birmingham strong man Big Dave Gauder is to open the city's new Information, Health and Wellbeing Centre for disabled people in Mackadown Lane, Kitts Green on Thursday morning (10th May 2012) at 10.30am.

Fit For Life – disabled people get active in our new activities

A project launched by the Disability Resource Centre in August 2011 has been successfully supporting local disabled people and carers to increase their fitness by taking part in fun activities.

New contract is helping people in Coventry to manage their conditions

Last year the Disability Resource Centre secured a contract from Coventry PCT which has enabled us to launch a new opportunity for disabled people living in Coventry who have health conditions, offering them the six week Expert Patients Programme (EPP).

Bright new future at DRC

The Disability Resource Centre have secured a grant from the Social Capital Investment Fund to establish a new Information, Health and Wellbeing Centre in Birmingham.


Disability Resource Centre 2012 -  The Disability Resource Centre is a Registered Charity (No 1034581) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (No 2897250)