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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 Our Story of the Month Feature

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This Story of the Month is dedicated to Ben Andrews from Empower Health. The vision of the programme 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 […]

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Disabled Living’s 120th AGM at the Yang Sing Cathay

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Friday 13th is unlucky for some. However, this can’t be said for Disabled Living. The team put together a lot of plans and preparation to hold their 120th Annual General Meeting at the Yang Sing Cathay in the Trafford Centre. And it was a successful and enjoyable afternoon for all. Gerry Yeung OBE, owner of […]

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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 2nd – 6th 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 […]

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Guidance on 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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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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For September, we would like to dedicate our Story of the Month to Greta McMillan. Greta is a 13-year-old girl who, earlier this month stunned members of the public with her artistic skills. As a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy who can’t use her hands or arms like other artists, Greta had her artwork exhibited […]

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