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Diabetes Week 2017 ‘Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.’

Diabetes Week 2017

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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An Afternoon with Wiltshire Farm Foods

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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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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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Disabled Living’s Kidz to Adultz Exhibitions

Kidz to Adultz Scotland

The Kidz to Adultz exhibitions organised by Disabled Living are five of the largest exhibitions in the UK dedicated to children with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and professionals who work with them. Take a look at their latest blog post, which shares some feedback from a variety of the visitors who attend […]

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The Revolutionary Bionic Eye Is Changing a Woman’s Life

Rhian Lewis, a 49 year old woman who has suffered from retinitis pigmentosa an inherited disorder since she was five. The condition causes gradual deterioration of the light-detecting cells within the eye; this can eventually lead to blindness. One in 3,000 people in the UK have the disease, for which there is no cure. Rhian […]

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Inspirational Story of the Month: Jacob and Minta

Jacob is 8 years old and suffers from severe autism. This means that Jacob struggles with expressing himself and communicating with others. His mother described the moment that Minta entered their lives and she immediately saw a change in Jacob. Support dog Minta was first introducted to the family in 2013, before then Susan, Jacob’s […]

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