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Hub: Businesses and services

Businesses, services and blogs from adults with neuromuscular conditions

Emotional Respite Counselling Service

Emotional Respite Disability Counselling Service was founded by Helen Rutherford in 2013. Helen has Spinal Muscular Type II and started practising as a counsellor in 2007. Since then she has gone on to become a clinical supervisor and therapist consultant. This service provides clients with a therapist with lived experience of disability.  A therapist who can show an advanced empathetic understanding to clients who may be impacted by the challenges they face living with a disability. Emotional Respite provides an online accessible service in different mediums promoting accessibility for all.

NMC design and print website

NMC Design+Print

NMC Design+Print is a bustling not-for-profit organisation. We offer modern and creative graphic design and competitively priced printing services with a range of options and finishes to suit all needs. We are predominantly run and staffed by people with neuromuscular conditions and it is our aim to inspire young people with disabilities to pursue their career goals, be ambitious and creative. The profits that we make go towards the running costs of the NMC, so each order that you place with us directly helps to provide vital physiotherapy, support, advice, training and employment opportunities for people with neuromuscular conditions. Over 25 years of experience has given us a wealth of knowledge that we are happy to share with our customers and NMC students alike.

Four Wheel Drive Productions

Four Wheel Drive Productions is a film production company founded by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell. We create films with the aim of helping disabled people get their voices heard on current social subjects. Our films have included and been led by strong disabled people who are trying to educated people on subjects around disability and current issues that are affecting the wider disabled community, ultimately to create social change. At present, Four Wheel Drive offers post-production and script consultancy services, with the aim of becoming a full production company in the future and to give disabled filmmakers opportunities to work in their chosen area.

Purple Goat

Purple Goat are the Specialist Social & Influencer Disability Marketing Agency. 22% of the UK population is made up of people living with a disability, thats more than 14 million people in the UK which, comparatively is a HUGE demographic. Yet just 0.06% of adverts feature disabled people… The community wants to be marketed to, to see relatable adverts and overall to be seen, heard and valued as consumers. We here at Purple Goat are passionate about educating and connecting brands with the $8 trillion global disability market. Nothing about us, without us! Listen to the community and get REAL business results.