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The Community Grocer Food Project

man and woman at community grocer

This post has been written by Sally Devine at Healthy Me Healthy Communities. Healthy Me Healthy Communities is a Manchester social enterprise for strengthening communities, improving health, well-being and quality of life outcomes by working with people most affected by poverty and social exclusion. Our food project, the Community Grocer, is a key part of Healthy Me […]

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Kintsugi Clothing Launch Fashionable Women’s Inclusive Wear

woman smiling in her wheelchair

This post has been written by Emma McClelland from Kintsugi Clothing. Our Marketing Coordinator & Content Writer, Natasha provided Emma with a few questions to answer about the company she works at. Where does the meaning of Kintsugi Clothing come from? Kintsugi is the Japanese art and philosophy of mending broken pottery with gold lacquer. […]

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Summer’s Story of Life with Spina Bifida

summer waving her arms in her wheelchair

January’s Story of the Month has been written by Shaun Finlay from Hastings. He tells us the story of his daughter’s life with spina bifida. Summer was born with a hole in her spine. Her nerves were all exposed causing her to be paralysed from her chest down. This has resulted in her now being […]

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Learn about the New BAS Push/Pull Brake/Accelerator

man's hand on BAS Push Pull Brake Accelerator

This is a post by BAS who are featured in Disabled Living’s Supplier Directory. BAS are thrilled to announce the launch of their brand new Push/Pull Brake/Accelerator to the Vehicle Adaptations market. With over 35 years’ experience in the Vehicle Adaptations industry, BAS are constantly striving to develop and manufacture innovative and pioneering products and […]

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Accessibility at Longleat Safari Park and Cheddar Gorge

close up of tiger at safari park

This post has been written by Chris Cammiss, Disability Awareness Trainer at Disabled Living. He talks about how accessible Longleat Safari Park and Cheddar Gorge are as a wheelchair user. So, who’s up for some extreme tourism? My latest escapade was to spend a couple of days looking at Longleat and sister attraction Cheddar Gorge. Some […]

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What Are the Best Accessible Christmas Activities in the UK?

christmas outdoors in london with red bus approaching

This post has been written by Lucy Bolland on behalf of CareCo who feature in our Supplier Directory. Here’s our 2018 guide to the best accessible festive activities on offer: We know Christmas activities can be challenging if you live with limited mobility or a disability. Busy high streets and Christmas markets can be stressful […]

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Top Tips for Accessible Interior Design

indoor artificial plants

This post has been written by Tabby Farrar. Great interior design isn’t just about making a space look good. While we all want a beautiful home or work environment, we also need them to be functional – and realistically, we also need them to be comfortable, welcoming and inviting. Designers will have different goals for […]

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Why Barcelona Is One of the Best Accessible Travel Destinations

panoramic view of barcelona

Our latest Story of the Month feature is by Chris Cammiss, Disability Trainer and Advisor at Disabled Living. He tells us about his recent travels to Barcelona. It’s that time of year again – the weather is changing and the clocks have gone back. So we decided to have a city break away to enjoy […]

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Joanne Hoyle’s First Experience at Disabled Living’s Annual Meeting

guests networking at disabled living's general meeting

This blog post has been written by Joanne Hoyle, Specialist Nurse at Bladder and Bowel UK (BBUK). Joanne and her colleague Andrea had the pleasure of attending Disabled Living’s Annual Meeting on Friday 12th October. BBUK is an active part of Disabled Living. We were happy to attend this year’s Annual Meeting at the Yang Sing […]

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Why Harry Beattie is ‘One Amazing Kid’

harry beattie and his mum

Harry was born at 27 weeks in Raigmore Hospital Inverness after an spontaneous rupture in the membrane at 22 weeks. He was ventilated for 3 months and had a Patent Ductus Arteriosus closed in Glasgow prior to this. Due to an ongoing chest infection Harry had many stays in hospital. On one occasion he was […]

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