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2017

How Cerebra’s Accessing Public Services Toolkit Works

Cerebra tell us about the launch of their new Scottish Accessing Public Services Toolkit which will take place at our Kidz to Adultz Scotland event. About Cerebra We’re the charity that works with families who include children with brain conditions. We listen to them; we learn from them, we work with them. We carry out research, […]

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A Life with Autism by Rebekah Gillian

This week we have a guest feature by Rebekah Gillian, a blogger who writes about her experiences with autism as well as her interests and hobbies. We asked Rebekah some questions below for her to be able to give us more of an insight to what her life is like with autism. At what age […]

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3 Ways Colouring In Can Help Children

Colour Therapy can be an effective method of helping people with a wide range of health issues. It can help to improve physical, mental and emotional problems, relaxing a person. Certain colours can help children sleep, think, and concentrate. When I think about colouring, I often refer back to my childhood. A time when colouring […]

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Inspirational Story of the Month: Motor Neurone Disease Doesn’t Stop Jason

Mount Snowdon

This month we would like to dedicate our Inspirational Story of the Month to Jason Liversidge. Jason has Motor Neurone Disease (MND) but doesn’t let anything stop him from accomplishing new challenges. When you’re diagnosed with MND, you become aware of the many affects the disease can have on your body. It affects the nerves […]

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Why We Love Ravenglass and Muncaster (And You Should Too!)

Cumbria

Cumbria might not sound the ideal place for easy walks and accessible venues, with its challenging peaks, extensive lakes and frequent rivers leaving very few level spaces. But the coastal strip is a different matter with several little gems well worth a visit of which Ravenglass is my favourite. It’s a tiny fishing port with […]

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Makaton Deliver Excellent Training for Communicating with Sign Language

Makaton Training

During Monday 17 July and Tuesday 18 July, Nicola – a Regional Tutor for Makaton Training delivered a 2-day course to help key professionals learn more about sign language. The course took place in EG Training’s office at Redbank House. Communication is one of the most valuable skills we have in life and Makaton Training aims to train […]

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6 Somna Products That Could Benefit You

Somna products

We were pleased to welcome Jan from Sensory Kraft to our premises on Wednesday 19 July. Jan’s background involves marketing in a multi-sensory environment so we were very much looking forward to hearing about how Somna products benefit people, in particular those with sensory needs. Information about Somna Somna are a Swedish company who develop and […]

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Disabled Living are Celebrating! Would You Like to Help Us?

Disabled Living has been awarded £58,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project From Donkeys to Innovators that celebrates its rich and unique 120 year history. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on the charity’s history from its establishment as an organisation teaching children to be […]

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How This Year’s Bluedot Festival Inspired and Entertained

Crowd at festival

Chris shares his experience at Bluedot festival. It’s that time of year again – festival season. Sun, rain, mud, huge crowds – what could be more exciting for a wheelchair user? Doesn’t immediately spring to mind as your best bet – acres of bumpy, tufty grass between car park and arena, maybe rain, sinking up to […]

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