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Angela’s Accessibility Training at Manchester Airport with TryB4UFly

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This post has been written by Angela Christian, one of our Occupational Therapists at Disabled Living. Angela took part in some training by Graham Race on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at Manchester Airport with TryB4UFly. Function Specialist, Ashley Horsfall and Customer Experience, Susan Dean were also present from Manchester Airport. Manchester airport tour Manchester Airport contract […]

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SeatPlan Help You To Find Accessible Theatres in the UK

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This post has been written by Laura Kressly. Commercial theatre isn’t known for being access friendly, but this is finally starting to change due to a shift in attitudes. Unfortunately, theatre buildings struggle to keep up. Many buildings in London’s West End are old, including most of the theatres. They date to Victorian times or, […]

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Why the Great Manchester Run Inspired Us

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On Sunday 20th May 2018, Manchester joined together once again for the Great Manchester Run organised by Simply Health. This year’s running event saw 30,000 people run through the city on Manchester. When applying, participants had the choice of running 10K or a half marathon. Spectators cheered, including family and friends of the runners along […]

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Stories Wanted. Were You Involved with the Tan Y Bryn Residential and Holiday Home in Abergele, North Wales Between 1950 – 1982?

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On Saturday 9 June from 11.00am – 3.00pm at Gwyrch Castle, Abergele the public is invited to an afternoon of fascinating free heritage exploring the links between North Wales and the 120 year old charity Disabled Living, formerly the Cripples Help Society. From the late 1940s until the early 1980s, the Manchester based charity ran […]

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5 Days Out Near Changing Places to Enjoy in the Sun

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This blog post has been written by Sarah Colley from Felgains Care Equipment & Mobility. They offer a range of mobility and independent living aids that can help you get out and about this summer.  Hallelujah! The sun has taken its hat off and it finally feels like the long, wet winter finally might be […]

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New Finance Prices for Bariatric Training Mannequins Confirmed

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This is a guest blog written by Chris Jarratt. Bariquins can now announce the finance-assisted rates of ‘Barry’ and ‘Benny’ and their accessories, like clothing and storage boxes. The lease/hire and hire/purchase options can help spread the cost of obtaining a single or multiple mannequins. For the basic Bariquin, the lease/rental finance payments are calculated at just £197.67 + […]

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Exploring the British Countryside from a Wheelchair’s Seat

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This post has been written by Lucy Wyndham. England has a countryside that is both beautiful and accessible. Though many worry about wheelchair accessibility, in recent years numerous innovations have made exploring the British countryside easier than ever. While many have adapted the natural landscape to be easier to navigate, others still have used ponies […]

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Learn About How the Turna by Accora Works

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This is a guest blog by Angela Sutherland, Training & Development Assistant at Accora. Angela got in touch with us firstly to introduce herself. And secondly, to tell us all about Turna and how it works. As Accora are part of our Supplier Directory, we thought this would be a great opportunity to spread the […]

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Home and Life Modifications for Disabled Parents

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This is a guest blog written by Ashley Taylor. She offers her advice on the challenges that disabled parents can face.  Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. You’re getting to know a new person who depends on you completely. And they will grow up to be an […]

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