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2017

Occupational Therapists Working in a Non-Traditional Role

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Occupational Therapist Week 2017 runs from 6th – 12th November. The theme this year is ‘I am an Occupational Therapist’. Here at Disabled Living we’re proud to have Angela and Jayne in our team of OTs. Their week involves a range of different tasks to help daily living and working environments. Angela and Jayne’s Occupational […]

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The Little Things Inspire Emma’s Happiness

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The following is a guest blog from Emma Muldoon, who has Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. Emma is a travel and disability blogger over on Simply Emma. Please can you tell us a little bit about your disability? I have Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, which is a progressive muscle wasting condition. It specifically affects my shoulder, upper arms, […]

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Redbank House Are Looking Forward to Kidz to Adultz North

This year Danielle, Emma, and Natasha are representing Redbank House at Kidz to Adultz North 2017. This will be Emma and Natasha’s first experience at Disabled Living’s popular event. And it’s been ten years since Danielle attended the event, back when it was called Kidz Up North at the Reebok Stadium. We’re looking forward to meeting both […]

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Helping Disabled People to Stay Active With EFDS

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This is a guest blog from the English Federation of Disability Sport. Since November 2015, the Active Kids for All team from the English Federation of Disability Sport have attended the Kidz to Adultz events across England. We are keen to promote Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training and Sainsbury’s Inclusive PE Training alongside offering advice to […]

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Why Ben Andrews Is an Inspiration to Us

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October’s Inspirational Story is dedicated to Ben Andrews from Empower Health. The programme’s vision is to revolutionise the health and leisure industry and make it a much more inclusive place for disabled people. Ben understands the barriers that disabled people face when trying to exercise. And Ben wants to support disabled people to knock down […]

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A Quarter of the Public ‘Don’t Know What Cerebral Palsy Is’

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The following is a guest blog from JMW Solicitors, a leading Manchester law firm and offers a broad range of legal services to both commercial and private clients. JMW Solicitors supports families affected by cerebral palsy caused as a result of medical negligence. A team of expert solicitors ensure families receive the best possible care package […]

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How You Can Look After Your Back

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This year, Back Care Awareness Week is taking place during 2-6 October. According to Backcare, 1 in 4 people suffer daily or regularly with back pain. Have you ever been one of these people? Our Supplier Directory could be of great assistance for you, with over 50 suppliers in our Chairs, Seating, and Postural Support […]

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Choosing What to Keep in Your Archive

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This is the second blog from Heather Roberts (HerArchivist, archive consultant), explaining the process we undertook for appraising our photographs archive. Appraisal Appraisal is a term that archivists use a lot. It means “choosing what to keep”. Contrary to some beliefs, we are not “professional hoarders”. Well, most of us aren’t, I have my suspicions […]

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