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June, 2017

Inspirational Story of the Month – Alpaca Therapy, Autism, and Bees on Countryfile

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The Working Animals Compilation episode of Countryfile aired on our screens on Sunday 25 June 2017 on BBC One. This episode focused on how animals can help people with autism and other behavioural issues. Throughout 2017 Disabled Living are celebrating 120 years of delivering services. We will be celebrating our heritage, raising our profile and developing our […]

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Understanding Life with Synaesthesia

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Put simply, Synaesthesia is a condition where your senses ‘leak’ into each other. 3 different types of Synaesthesia Colours and patterns (shapes, distinctive colours). Someone may have a certain colour for a certain letter. For example, A = Red and B = Green. Each person with synaesthesia won’t always have the same colour for each […]

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The Importance of Disabled Living’s Work and How Small Charity Week Helps Us

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For our second blog supporting Small Charity Week, we would like to share the impact that Disabled Living’s work over the last 120 years has given people. Ever since Disabled Living established in 1897, we were a small charity in Salford and Manchester. We were guided expertly by the occupational therapist who took a great deal […]

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3 Benefits of Small Charity Week

Small Charity Week 2017

Small Charity Week is celebrated during 19 – 24 June 2017 and brought to us by The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI).  This year, we are proud to be participating at Disabled Living. Small Charity Week is supported by Provident Financial Group (PFG), and the Provident Good Neighbour Community Programme as well as being sponsored […]

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Carers Week 2017 – 10 Reasons Why Carers Are So Important

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Carers Week 2017 takes place on 12 -18 June. The annual campaign aims to raise awareness of carers in the United Kingdom, highlighting the challenges that carers face and the support received by families, professionals, and communities. This year’s main focus is ‘Building Carer Friendly Communities’. Recognise, support, and celebrate. Come together to show your […]

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Diabetes Week 2017 ‘Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.’

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There are many awareness weeks this week including Diabetes Week with the theme of ‘Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.’ The awareness week runs from 11-17 June as we come together to spread information about diabetes that people may not have known before. Over at Redbank House, we wanted to know how many people the members of […]

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