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Are you a young disabled young person aged 16-25 and have an interest in table tennis!?

Starting from the 6th August we are going to be running a 4 week course in table tennis which will include tournaments with awards for the winners and support from qualified coaches.

This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people...and it's FREE!

To get involved in this exiciting opportunity contact Umair Idrees!

Tel: 0121 248 4520


Audio and accessible formats

Do you need to publish your information in accessible formats, such as spoken word (audio CD) or easy read format supported by pictures?

We can support you to reach more customers and service users by reading your information onto audio CD or producing it on other formats.

Helping you to manage your long-term health condition

Expert Patient Programme

The Expert Patient Programme is a six week course designed to help adults with long-term health conditions to take control of their situation. It is also suitable for carers of individuals with long-term health conditions.

Access to Elected Office Fund launched!

On 9 July the Government launched the Access to Elected Office Fund to provide practical support for disabled people who want to become an elected representative.

The Fund has been made available to help meet the additional support needs that a disabled person has that are associated with their disability. If this support were not provided, a disabled person may face an additional barrier in the selection and campaign processes compared to a non-disabled person.

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.


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