Naidex, which is free to attend at the NEC on Tuesday and Wednesday (26 & 27), features a range of speaker sessions relevant to professionals, carers and patients.

Topics up for discussion include various ways homes can be adapted to better support independent living – from kitchen and bathroom alterations, to assistive technology installations.

Other issues which may be relevant to neuro-rehab professionals include innovations in terms of evidencing the value of rehabilitation services and the use of virtual reality in rehab.

Managing sleep, stress and anger and making seemingly inaccessible parts of the great outdoors accessible are also art of a busy programme delivered from multiple seminar stages.

Headline speakers include Warwick Davis, actor and co-founder of Always Looking Up charity; and senior figures from the BBC, Microsoft, Airbnb, Scope, the National Autistic Society and Disability Horizons.

Naidex organisers expect to attract over 15,000 visitors from all over the world in what they describe as: “The only event which brings traders, consumers, and health professionals to one venue to find the most comprehensive supply of opportunities, cutting edge products, services, and education specifically designed for the population with a disability or impairment.”

Attendance is relevant for anyone working in the independent living industry, caring for or living with someone who is disabled, or is indeed disabled themselves.

Taking place in Hall 6 and 7 at the NEC, Birmingham. The show is open from 10am to 5pm on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March 2019.

See www.naidex.co.uk for more details.