Guide Dogs Scotland Sensory Unit
Guide Dogs Scotland Sensory Unit

What's On At The Show

We're excited to build on the success of ILS 2017 to provide a bigger and better event with more exhibitors and feature areas!  Watch this space as we continually update What's On at the Show!

FREE MOBILITY LOAN POINT

 

Mobility Scotland is looking after the Mobility Loan Point and has a range of wheelchairs and mobility scooters available to hire free of charge for visitors. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

INFORMATION POINT

Looking for specialist advice or information? Head to the Disibility Information Scotland Information Point where you can get valuable advice on the wide range of products and services you can find at the show, as well as offering general advice. 

 

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS THEATRE

In the Healthcare Professionals Theatre, the two-day specialist conference features a line-up of 14 thought leaders and practitioners sharing the latest thinking on the issues and challenges facing  occupational therapists and physiotherapists.  

The programme is CPD accredited and the focus for each day is:

  • Wed 26 Sep: “Recovering from ill-health, keeping well, staying active and enjoying life”
  • Thu 27 Sep: “Person-centred care, technology-enabled care and digital healthcare”

Full list of speakers is on http://www.independentlivingscotland.org/conference-programme-2018

 

ADAPTED AND SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES

Scotland leading dealers are showcasing the latest, most popular adapted vehicles, wheelchair accessible vehicles and minibus conversions to allow visitors to compare the best on the market. Each dealer is supported by Motability, the national registered charity responsible for directing and overseeing the Motability Scheme. Dealers include Allied Mobility, The Automotive Group, PL Mobility, Macklin Motors and the Adaptation Installation Company.

 

INSPIRATION THEATRE

Guide Dogs Scotland, C Change, Glasgow Disability Alliance, RNIB and IndepenDance will be making presentations in the theatre.

 

VIRTUAL DEMENTIA TOUR BUS

This amazing tour bus enables people to experience how those living with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease see the world and offers a big step in being able to adapt care through greater understanding.

 

AUTISM AWARENESS ZONE

Home to the Autism Reality Experience, this zone features innovative, hands-on training to give people an experience of the sensory processing difficulties faced by people on the autism spectrum and provide new skills and techniques.

 

New for 2018

 

OTAC ARENA

Making its first visit to Glasgow, OTAC is the only free adaptation and equipment-based conference for occupational therapists in the UK.  There are daily seminars and an exhibition area featuring Invacare, 24-7 Healthcare, Gordon Ellis, Evolution Healthcare, Geberit, Triton Showers and Closomat.

 

SPORT, WELLNESS & LEISURE ARENA

Over two days international wheelchair curlers will give demos at The Curling Experience in the new Sports, Wellness and Leisure Arena with participants from Braehead Curling Club and Scottish Curling. Glasgow Eagles Sports Club will showcase special needs sports activities including basketball, table tennis, wheelchair and visually impaired football, boccia and weightlifting. 

 

CONSULTATION CORNER

Shared Care Scotland and Playlist for Life are conducting private one-to-one consultations for people wanting advice.

 

REFRESHMENT AREA

If you need a break during your busy day, head to our Refreshment Area, and enjoy the chance to relax, chat with friends, family and new acquaintances and plan where you’re heading to next!

 

CALLING ALL SCOTTISH OTS

Visit the College of Occupational Therapists where they will be supporting their Scottish members, providing advice to visitors and participating in the Healthcare Professionals seminar programme.

 

UNMISSABLE ADVICE

Scotland’s leading charities and associations will be offering advice and support