Physical disabilities


Fitness advice for wheelchair users

As a wheelchair user, getting active will bring you important health benefits and can help you manage daily life, too. Regular aerobic exercise – the kind that raises your heart rate and causes you to break a sweat – and muscle-strengthening exercise are just as important for the health and wellbeing of wheelchair users as […]

Support for the elderly with rubbish collections

The local authority runs an assisted rubbish collection scheme where you, upon successful application, can be supported with your weekly bin collections. You can apply for an assisted collection if you are disabled or elderly and have trouble putting your rubbish out. Having an assisted collection means that your rubbish is collected from a location […]

Search a venues accessibility with DisabledGo

DisabledGo provides free detailed access information for disabled people in Havering and across the UK. DisabledGo’s detailed access information will empower you to judge for your self which hotels, cinemas, restaurants, solicitor’s offices, pubs, train stations – all kinds of shops and services – are accessible to you. Find accessibility information on venues in Havering. […]

Accessible breaks, activities and day trips

As anyone with a disability or their carer will know, planning an outing requires forward planning. Checking whether the destination is accessible for disabled people, whether it can cater to specific dietary requirements, and planning how you will travel all needs to be done in advance to ensure an enjoyable and stress-free day. Many venues […]

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Get active with a disability

A guide to getting active if you have an impairment or a long-term health condition. This guide will help you: build activity into your day search for activities or classes browse activities and sports Build activity into your day To improve your health, try to put some time aside to do activities that improve your heart health and […]

Apply for or renew your blue badge

Havering operates a Blue Badge scheme for those with disabilities. The blue badge scheme provides parking concessions to disabled people with impaired mobility and helps you park closer to your destination if you’re disabled. The badges, sometimes known as disabled parking permits, can be used throughout the UK and while travelling abroad within the European […]

Freedom Pass and London Taxicard

Havering operates both Freedom Pass and London Taxicard schemes. Freedom Pass Havering operates a Freedom Pass scheme that enables you to travel free on almost all public transport in London if you are older or disabled. Freedom Passes are used by more than 1.3 million older and disabled Londoners. Watch the London Councils short film […]

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