There are approximately 15,713 people between the ages of 18 to 64 living with some form of physical disability in Hull. This can range from someone who may only require a minimum amount of support and assistance to someone who may require further specialised support. Depending on your specific circumstance will determine what assistance you may need to help you live independently.
You may think of someone with a physical disability as someone who is confined to a wheelchair. This however is untrue and while there are people who are wheelchair users, they are also people with physical disabilities who don’t. They are many different types of Physical Disability which can include:
The NHS choices website offers you the ability to search and find the information that is relevant to you, your condition and your circumstance, visit the site using the link provided.
If you have a known disability, and you haven’t already then you can register as a disabled person. You do not have to register, but it may help in getting concessions such as reduced fares for public transport.
If you feel that you need some assistance to help you live your life more independently, you may want to visit our equipment and adaptions page.
Our public and community transport pages have lots of information around transport and mobility, including –
If you are disabled or have a health condition that affects your mobility, you can apply for a Blue badge.
The Blue badge scheme helps people who have mobility difficulties to park closer to where they need to go such as shops, supermarkets, schools, places of work, hospitals etc.
You do not have to be able to drive to apply for a Blue Badge unless you are applying for problems with your arms. You can also apply for a badge if you care for a child with a health condition.
The Radar scheme is a national initiative that provides users with a key which unlocks accessible toilets both locally and nationally. You can purchase a Radar key in Hull at your local library. A Radar key will cost you £2.50 if you can prove you have a recognised disability.
You can purchase a Radar key form the following libraries -
Alternatively, you can contact the Hull City Council by telephoning 01482 300 300
The Changing Places Toilets are designed to support people who needs are not met by standard accessible toilets. A Changing Places toilet provides extra equipment and space to make it easier for you to use the facilities. There are a number of Changing Places toilets throughout Hull:
The Changing Places website can give you the location of other Changing places toilets outside of Hull.
Below are a few organisations and services that you can contact who offer support and advice for people with physical disabilities.
Search our Cimmunity directory to find out what is currently going on in Hull. You can use the ‘hearing or visual impairment’ filter to find specific activities aimed specifically for people with hearing impairments.
The Hull and District Cerebral Palsy Society is a registered charity established 60 years ago. Their main aim is to provide support and friendship for people with Cerebral Palsy and their families in Hull and the surrounding district.
If you live in Hull and the East Riding area, they can offer the following:
You can contact them by emailing them at email@example.com
Arthritis Care is the UK’s leading arthritis charity offering information and support to everyone affected by arthritis. Arthritis Care provides a number of online and face to face services to ensure that no one faces arthritis alone.
You can contact them on their Freephone helpline on 0808 8004 050
The local Hull branch meets every fourth Thursday of the month from 12:30pm to 3pm at
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The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society has lots of practical help to support people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
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The Limbless Association provides information and support to the limb-loss community. We aim to support people of all ages and backgrounds through a variety of existing programmes and services.
We offer support to individuals of any age, whether they are about to have an amputation or are already living with congenital or acquired limb-loss and we offer assistance and information to carers, family members and friends if they require it. We support both the civilian and military population and work closely with other UK Charities to provide the best overall service for each individual.
You can contact the Hull limb user group via -
The Disability Living Foundation (DLF) is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living since 1969. It is a founder member of the Information Standard, a certification scheme for health and social care information.
You can contact them via
The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) offers a range of services to support people who have or care for people with Spinal Injuries. They offer a range of services including:
You can contact the SIA on the free helpline by telephone on 08009 800 501
The Restricted Growth Association provides support and information to people who have genetic growth conditions that result in dwarfism.
You can contact their free helpline on 03001 111 970
Little People UK provide support and information to people of short stature and their families. Every year they run various events throughout the country for you to meet up and socialise.
You can get in touch with the Little People UK charity by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Multiple Scoliosis Society UK offers emotional support, information along with practical and financial support. They also have a range of community forums and support networks to link you the wider MS community
You can get in touch with them via -
We are a friendly, active branch, with over 300 members.
The branch is involved with a number of outreach projects, including fundraising, support and social events.
You can connect the Hull, Beverley, Brough and Holderness group by telephone on 01482 846 126
There is a online Spinal Bifida support group where you can get in touch with other people form the Spinal Bifida community
The British Polio Fellowship is a national charity that offers support services who have been effected with Polio. Their services include:
If you would like to join the Hull Branch or Group meeting contact our Support Service Team at Central Office VIA -