Home Exercise for Disability or Long Term Health Condition

There are many ways to enjoy an active lifestyle at home; this includes adapting activities so everyone in the household, disabled and non-disabled, can take part together. Please do checkout our Home Exercises for Adults also. Some specific resources are outlined below:

Local resources:

Living with & Beyond Cancer: Cumbria CVS runs a living with and beyond cancer programme, and they recognise that exercise can play a big part in recovery. See pdf about their exercise programme.

Carlisle Mencap: Carlisle Mencap have created a range of videos, these are for both inside and outside. Find the videos on our YouTube channel. 

National resources:

Ability not Disability: Community Fitness Network have created an "at home" YouTube channel for adults, children and young people with SEND support keeping them active whilst service provision may be out of action because of Covid. 

Active on Demand: This website by Played brings together a wide range of online video resources.

Activity Alliance: Has a range of advice and information for people with a disability including their Be Active at Home Guide and videos from the parasport team.

Arthritis Action: Have a series of online chair based  exercises developed with the aim of helping those with hip, knee or spinal Osteoarthritis more mobile and active.

British Blind Sport: 'Work Out Wednesday' sessions are live, 30 - 40 minute at-home workouts which are audio-led and fully accessible.

Cerebral Palsy Sport: Have a range of activity fact sheets on line specifically designed to support people to continue to be active and healthy at home. 

Change 4 Life - Accessible ActivitiesThere are lots of ways to keep disabled children and young people active – start off by choosing activities your child is interested in and adapt them

DanceSyndrome: Has responded to Coronavirus Closures with Free Online Dance Sessions. See their You Tube Channel here.

Kidney Research UK: Beam for Kidney Disease features live and on demand exercise classes, workshops and educational videos, as well as motivational and community support.

LimbpowerNational Disability Sport Organisation LimbPower has created a number of new resources  to compliment the existing online resources to support amputees and people with limb difference to stay fit and healthy at home. Staying active and supporting our physical and mental health during this period of self-isolation is vital for our well-being. For their latest news see here.

Limbpower for ChildrenBritish disability sport charity LimbPower has launched its "Adaptive Fitness Fun" sessions twice a week to encourage fitness with young amputee children.

Mind: Mind use the power of sport and physical activity to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas and support those of us with mental health problems to become more active. 

They have created also created some resources to help including: 

  • Get active bingo: Challenge yourself and tick of your achievements with our bingo sheet designed to help you move more around your home.
  • Runners bingo: If you enjoy running, take a look at our runners bingo sheet and see if you can achieve a line or a full house by taking part in our suggested activities.
  • Mindful walking: Sometimes it's good to stop and take notice of what is going on around you, and a mindful walk is a great way to do that. You can use this resource to help you complete your own.
  • Mindfulness and yoga:Yoga encourages us to stop and take notice of how our mind and body are feeling. This activity sheet will help you plan for your own yoga practice, which you can complete at home or with a group of friends.

MS Society: Exercise for MS symptoms from the MS Society.

ParaSport: Parasport's home workouts are here to support you in your journey to get active.

RMR Rehabilitation: Their aim is to provide as many classes as they can for people who have wheelchairs or need a chair as support to participate in Exercise classes. All the classes are online and are instructed by fully qualified instructors who have experience in working with clients with Neurological conditions and individuals who have a wheelchair or mobility issues.

Sense: Are currently developing a range of different resources to help make your activities more inclusive.

Versus Arthritis: The Let's Move programme is designed to find the level of movement that’s right for you and help you build confidence in your body.

We Are Undefeatable: The team behind the campaign for people with Long Term Health conditions say there are plenty of ways that you can get moving without needing to leave your house. Resources include Freedom to Move three easy to follow videos that show you the free ways you can stay active through everyday activities that can be done from your own home and are suited to everyone’s capabilities.

Wheelpower: Over the last few months Wheelpower have been sharing videos which demonstrate that being healthy and feeling fitter doesn’t always have to mean taking part in sport or going to the gym, and that regular low impact exercise such as Adaptive Yoga can be hugely beneficial for your mental and physical wellbeing.