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Redbank House Are Looking Forward to Kidz to Adultz North

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This year Danielle, Emma, and Natasha are representing Redbank House at Kidz to Adultz North 2017. This will be Emma and Natasha’s first experience at Disabled Living’s popular event. And it’s been ten years since Danielle attended the event, back when it was called Kidz Up North at the Reebok Stadium. We’re looking forward to meeting both […]

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Helping Disabled People to Stay Active With EFDS

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This is a guest blog from the English Federation of Disability Sport. Since November 2015, the Active Kids for All team from the English Federation of Disability Sport have attended the Kidz to Adultz events across England. We are keen to promote Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training and Sainsbury’s Inclusive PE Training alongside offering advice to […]

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Why Ben Andrews Is an Inspiration to Us

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October’s Inspirational Story is dedicated to Ben Andrews from Empower Health. The programme’s vision is to revolutionise the health and leisure industry and make it a much more inclusive place for disabled people. Ben understands the barriers that disabled people face when trying to exercise. And Ben wants to support disabled people to knock down […]

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

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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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