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A Quarter of the Public ‘Don’t Know What Cerebral Palsy Is’

Cerebral Palsy

The following is a guest blog from JMW Solicitors, a leading Manchester law firm and offers a broad range of legal services to both commercial and private clients. JMW Solicitors supports families affected by cerebral palsy caused as a result of medical negligence. A team of expert solicitors ensure families receive the best possible care package […]

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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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A Rare Find: The Christmas Card Folio

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Heather Roberts (HerArchivist, archive consultant), has put together this wonderful blog which discovers the meaning and significance of Disabled Living’s collection of heritage Christmas cards. The archive Disabled Living have a fascinating history stretching 120 years. It’s a vital but little-know part of Manchester’s amazing past and present. On the Donkeys to Innovators project, we […]

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Greta McMillan Exhibits Artwork at Porty Art Wall

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At Disabled Living we aim to bring you a new inspirational story each month. Our first ever Inspirational Story of the Month was about an 83-year-old woman who completed the Great North Run in 2015, posted two years ago. Since then, we’ve shared a range of posts covering children’s autism stories, a Fashion Week red […]

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Teapot Trust’s First Experience at Kidz to Adultz Scotland

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Teapot Trust is a UK charity providing a nationwide art therapy and creative interventions programme for chronically ill children in hospitals and hospices. Our work aims to build resilience in children with chronic illnesses by encouraging them to express emotions, mentally overcome the challenges linked to their condition and develop healthy coping mechanisms. Participating in […]

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Things You Might Not Know About Queen Alexandra College

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Queen Alexandra College (QAC) are exhibiting at Disabled Living’s Kidz to Adultz North event in November on stand V24. This guest blog explains what QAC do and how they might be able to help you. Queen Alexandra College is a National College for People with Disabilities based in Birmingham providing education, training and routes to […]

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What Have We Learnt from Our Community Curation Training?

As many of you will already know, Disabled Living are celebrating 120 years of providing services. As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded project, Disabled Living has received training in different areas. An interesting section has included two community curation sessions delivered by Catherine O’Donnell from the People’s History Museum. We understand the importance of the […]

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Were You Involved with One of Manchester’s Oldest Charities?

Disabled Living, one of Manchester’s oldest charities, is calling for people to get in touch who have memories, materials and/or photographs about their links with the charity. Hundreds of thousands of people across the North West have been involved with the organisation in its 120 year history as service users, volunteers, staff and trustees. Alan […]

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