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2017

Do You Know About These Toileting Problems with Children?

The Daily Mail recently featured an article (‘The nine year olds who still need nappies’ June 29 2017) about the number of children who are wearing nappies when they start school and “…children as old as nine who still cannot use the toilet properly.”  It states that fifty years ago the average age for toilet training was 15 months.  […]

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Celebrating 10 Years of Kidz to Adultz South

Kidz to Adultz South 2017

On Thursday 8 June, we were delighted to welcome 2,992 visitors through the doors of our Kidz to Adultz South event at the Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading. These comprised parents and carers with a noticeably larger number of children and a distinctly larger number of first time visitors. Once again we attracted a large number […]

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Disabled Living’s Dementia Tea Dance – Celebrating Our History of 120 Years

Disabled Living Dementia Tea Dance

On Tuesday 4 July, Disabled Living hosted our very own 1940’s Dementia Tea Dance in coordination with Health Information Week. The aim of this event was to kick-start our celebrations for providing 120 years of service. The event was for people with dementia and their carers to enjoy an afternoon filled with music by The […]

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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

Disabled Living

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

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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