Living, growing and thriving with a disability
In this episode of 'The penny drops', our host Andrea Fox joins Paralympian Sam Ruddock to talk sports, big ambitions, managing finances as an athlete and living with a disability. Born with a form of cerebral palsy that impacts his flexibility, coordination and balance, Sam has gone on to become a track, field and cycling athlete for Great Britain, and made his international sporting debut at the London 2012 Paralympics.
How can you find more information?
Royal London recommends you seek professional independent financial advice before making financial decisions. You can learn more about the value of financial advice on our website, or visit Unbiased to find a trusted professional in your area.
You can also find lots of helpful information on some of the topics discussed in this episode on the following sites:
Financial support for people with disabilities
Money Advice Service: www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/charitable-grants-for-ill-or-disabled-people
Disability Grants: www.disability-grants.org
The Disabilities Trust: www.thedtgroup.org
Saving, budgeting and money management
Money Advice Service: www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/budgeting-and-managing-money
Royal London: www.royallondon.com/articles-guides/your-money/budgeting
Money Advice Service: www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/self-employment
Support for athletes
Sports Aid: www.sportsaid.org.uk
This month’s episode was recorded in May 2020 during the coronavirus outbreak. For up to date information on benefits and financial support being offered by the Government, please visit gov.uk/coronavirus.
Please note that all topics discussed in this episode can vary depending on your personal circumstances. Any figures quoted were accurate at the time of recording.