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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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Why Gerry Yeung is Our Story of the Month

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For May, we are honoured to focus our Story of the Month to the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE. He has been the president of Disabled Living for the last ten years. I have been President of Disabled Living for over 10 years. The charity is in its 120th year […]

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An Afternoon with Wiltshire Farm Foods at Disabled Living

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On Friday 20 May 2017, our team over at Burrows House enjoyed a dinner by Wiltshire Farm Foods. To begin the event, we were provided with texture modified foods and information about specifications, swallowing precautions, and the different types of purée food. With the purée food in particular, we didn’t really know if it would […]

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Finding the Right Hotel for You and Your Disability

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This is a third blog by Chris, giving you the best advice for finding the best hotel for you and your disability. Staying in a good hotel can be an integral part of the enjoyment of your holiday or an indispensable part of your work. So how do you choose, if accessibility is a factor? […]

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A Guide to Travelling on Aeroplanes with Your Disability

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Chris has been a wheelchair user since childhood. After graduating from The University of Manchester, he was a secondary schoolteacher for 28 years. He now delivers Disability Awareness training and conducts Access Audits all over the UK. He has always travelled widely and has accumulated a lifetime’s experience in this environment which he would like […]

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Installation of the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester

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Last week I was delighted be invited to the ceremony for the Installation of Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE, DL as The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester. Gerry, has been Disabled Living’s President for the last 10 years and has brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our Management Board. Gerry was born in […]

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