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December, 2017

Manchester People First Are Celebrating 25 Years of Self Advocacy

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We recently received a ‘Speak Up’ newsletter from Manchester People First (MPF) and felt inspired to write a blog about what they do. From 1992 to 2017, MPF have given training and support to disabled adults and professionals, with the aim to campaign for disabled people’s rights. This year, they were awarded with ‘Best Service […]

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Success at Peacefield Handicrafts

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This is a guest blog by Heather Roberts, who you might have seen featured in our other blog posts. It’s not just in Manchester and Salford that Disabled Living has operated. Way back in the late 1800s The Band of Kindness, as it was known back them, was implementing novel ideas all over the country. […]

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Edward Gosling: An Inspiring Disabled Artist

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We are so excited to share this little bit of hidden history with you! As we’ve mentioned before, this month is Disability History Month and its focus is the arts in disabled histories. On our #DonkeysToInnovators archive and heritage project, we are obsessed with our beautiful Christmas card collection. Read about the stories behind them on […]

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We’re Proud to be Celebrating International Volunteers Day

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In June we shared a blog for Volunteers Week which included the 10 ways in which our wonderful volunteers help to make a difference. Today, Tuesday 5th December, celebrates a whole day dedicated to International Volunteer Day. For this day we would like to show recognition to our volunteers who have been supporting us on […]

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Talking About Our Christmas Crafts for Disability History Month

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For Disability History Month this year, the theme is the arts. Disabled Living is proud of its history which is steeped in arts and crafts. This month, we would love to share some of these stories from our #DonkeysToInnovators archive and heritage project with you. Thank you to Heather Roberts for writing this blog post.  Christmas […]

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