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Lunch and Learn with Phil Moore – A Discussion on Seating and Posture

Our latest Lunch and Learn session at Disabled Living saw Burrows House full to the brim with therapists from all over Manchester for The Care Teams Seating Session. 17 therapists  at our Disabled Living Training room were joined by Phil Moore as he talked about the importance of seating. In his discussion of seating in the […]

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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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Finding the Right Hotel for You and Your Disability

This is a third blog by Chris, giving you the best advice for finding the best hotel for you and your disability. Staying in a good hotel can be an integral part of the enjoyment of your holiday or an indispensable part of your work. So how do you choose, if accessibility is a factor? […]

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A Guide to Travelling on Aeroplanes with Your Disability

Chris has been a wheelchair user since childhood. After graduating from The University of Manchester, he was a secondary schoolteacher for 28 years. He now delivers Disability Awareness training and conducts Access Audits all over the UK. He has always travelled widely and has accumulated a lifetime’s experience in this environment which he would like […]

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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

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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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