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How You Can Look After Your Back

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This year, Back Care Awareness Week is taking place during 2-6 October. According to Backcare, 1 in 4 people suffer daily or regularly with back pain. Have you ever been one of these people? Our Supplier Directory could be of great assistance for you, with over 50 suppliers in our Chairs, Seating, and Postural Support […]

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Choosing What to Keep in Your Archive

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This is the second blog from Heather Roberts (HerArchivist, archive consultant), explaining the process we undertook for appraising our photographs archive. Appraisal Appraisal is a term that archivists use a lot. It means “choosing what to keep”. Contrary to some beliefs, we are not “professional hoarders”. Well, most of us aren’t, I have my suspicions […]

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Why Are Public Toilets a Challenge for Children and Young People with Autism?

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Davina has written this blog for #AutismHour. Toilet training a child with autism is often difficult. Autism is a spectrum condition that affects social communication, social interaction and imagination. There are often sensory issues as well. These impact on many areas of learning and life for the child and their family. Communication difficulties may mean […]

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Top Tips for Children’s Continence Problems

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Do you worry about your child’s continence? Are you a professional involved in supporting children who have continence problems? Are there concerns about: Wetting, or dribbling, day or night? Pooing in their pants? Constipation? Do they appear to avoid using the toilet? Are you struggling with toilet training? Are you unsure whether your child is […]

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Popular Questions About Your Bladder and Bowel

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September is Urology Awareness Month and this week sees the start of Urology Week. The Bladder and Bowel UK helpline is often contacted by people looking for advice on a wide range of continence products and appliances, or for help regarding toilets and aids to assist individuals with toileting. Sometimes working out which continence product is […]

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How to Encourage Children to Drink More Water

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Davina, Children’s Continence Advisor at Disabled Living, gives advice on how to get your child to drink more water. Adequate fluid intake is important for maintaining health and wellbeing.  Most school age children should have about one and a half liters of water per day with half of this during the school day.  Children will […]

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Understanding Parenting with a Disability

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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The Importance of Disseminating Information to Your Service Users

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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Lunch and Learn with Phil Moore – A Discussion on Seating and Posture

Our latest Lunch and Learn session at Disabled Living saw Burrows House full to the brim with therapists from all over Manchester for The Care Teams Seating Session. 17 therapists  at our Disabled Living Training room were joined by Phil Moore as he talked about the importance of seating. In his discussion of seating in the […]

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