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2017

Understanding Parenting with a Disability

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Thank you to Chris, our Disability Trainer and Advisor for writing this post about understanding parenting with a disability. I’m a wheelchair user who can’t walk at all and have been since I was 7-years-old when I caught polio. But very early on in adulthood I knew I wanted kids. I hadn’t thought it all […]

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Debra’s Visit To Facts & Fun Day in Marple

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On Sunday 3 September Debra, Chief Executive of Disabled Living, went along to The Roman Lakes and Mellor Mill for a Facts & Fun Day. This was a fundraising and awareness day for the Mellor Archaeological Trust and Friends of Our Valley. Marple Local History Society displayed photographs and archive material from the Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital […]

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Raising Awareness for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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Are you supporting Vascular Disease Awareness Month and World Alzheimer’s Month? Throughout the whole of September organisations are raising awareness. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are affecting more people each year which is why more awareness needs to be made. The confusion of mental processes causes memory disorders and changes in personality.  Disabled Living’s Dementia Tea Dance […]

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Why Lee Kingsberry Is Our Story of the Month

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Did you read our previous Story of the Month? For August’s feature, we are sharing a story about Lee Kingsberry who has caught our eye this month. Lee is a man with cerebral palsy who wants to make a change. He doesn’t believe in a world where people should be stared at because they’re a wheelchair […]

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Theraposture to Demonstrate Its User-Centric Approach at Kidz to Adultz Scotland

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Theraposture, the leading specialist for tailor-made adjustable beds, chairs and care cots, will be showcasing its considered approach to parents and disabled children at Kidz to Adultz Scotland. The event takes place on 14 September and Theraposture will be at stand D5 at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB. Theraposture has been the considered choice […]

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SWAN UK Are Exhibiting at Kidz to Adultz Scotland

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SWAN UK (syndromes without a name) is the only dedicated support network in the UK for families of children and young adults with undiagnosed genetic conditions. We are run by the charity Genetic Alliance UK. Approximately 6,000 children are born in the UK each year with a syndrome without a name – a genetic condition […]

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The Importance of Disseminating Information to Your Service Users

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This blog is written by Jayne Watson, one of our Occupational Therapists. Disabled Living host 5 of the largest exhibitions for kids and adults with disabilities. The exhibitions are a great way of finding information on equipment relevant for the individual to remain as independent as possible throughout the different stages of their lives. Not […]

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