From Donkeys to Innovators: 120 Years of Disabled Living
We would like to invite you to come along to our public open day for From Donkeys to Innovators. We have an evening public viewing on Thursday 24th May 6.00pm until 8.30pm. For further information and open days please contact Redbank House on 0161 214 5959.
With the support of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, we embarked on a number of projects to capture the charity’s heritage, ensure our archive material will be safe for future years and raise the profile of the organisation.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester and the Ceremonial Mayor of the City of Salford raised a toast to Disabled Living in officially opening the launch of our exhibition. The exhibition comprises a timeline highlighting our heritage, together with the opportunity to view some of our archived materials. Ana Osborne from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE DL, President of Disabled Living, also gave a speech.
Throughout the year, we’ve made a series of short films primarily about the services we have provided. And one with young people with disabilities, interviewing older people and discussing their aspirations for the future.
Please visit our SoundCloud to listen to and share our oral history interviews.
Building on early ideas
Expanding and innovating
How it all began
Young people’s film
More information about our history can be found here.