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Top Tips for Accessible Interior Design

indoor artificial plants

This post has been written by Tabby Farrar. Great interior design isn’t just about making a space look good. While we all want a beautiful home or work environment, we also need them to be functional – and realistically, we also need them to be comfortable, welcoming and inviting. Designers will have different goals for […]

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Why Barcelona Is One of the Best Accessible Travel Destinations

panoramic view of barcelona

Our latest Story of the Month feature is by Chris Cammiss, Disability Trainer and Advisor at Disabled Living. He tells us about his recent travels to Barcelona. It’s that time of year again – the weather is changing and the clocks have gone back. So we decided to have a city break away to enjoy […]

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Joanne Hoyle’s First Experience at Disabled Living’s Annual Meeting

guests networking at disabled living's general meeting

This blog post has been written by Joanne Hoyle, Specialist Nurse at Bladder and Bowel UK (BBUK). Joanne and her colleague Andrea had the pleasure of attending Disabled Living’s Annual Meeting on Friday 12th October. BBUK is an active part of Disabled Living. We were happy to attend this year’s Annual Meeting at the Yang Sing […]

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Why Harry Beattie is ‘One Amazing Kid’

harry beattie and his mum

Harry was born at 27 weeks in Raigmore Hospital Inverness after an spontaneous rupture in the membrane at 22 weeks. He was ventilated for 3 months and had a Patent Ductus Arteriosus closed in Glasgow prior to this. Due to an ongoing chest infection Harry had many stays in hospital. On one occasion he was […]

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Amelia Found Her Perfect Pink Wheelchair with Yorkshire Care Equipment

amelia wearing sunglasses smiling in her wheelchair

This post has been written by Yorkshire Care Equipment. Amelia is a nine-year-old girl from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. She came to our showroom in her old, NHS supplied wheelchair that she’d had since she was five. It was oversized and clunky, and it was too heavy for Amelia to push herself in. Unfortunately, the NHS […]

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Help 14 Year Old Ben with Cerebral Palsy to Become a YouTube Star

ben - young boy with cerebral palsy sat in his garden

This Story of the Month has been written by Ben, a 14 year old boy with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy from Malvern in Worcestershire. He has recently started his own YouTube channel and would love to be a big YouTube star. I enjoy four-a-side wheelchair football, which I play once a month at Villa Park in Birmingham. […]

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From Local Club Swimmer to Paralympic Champion

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This Story of the Month features a 23-year-old European and Paralympic Champion Swimmer, Ollie Hynd MBE. We recently came across Ollie on Twitter and found out more about him on his website.  His passion for swimming began when he joined a local swimming club as a young boy. And since then all he’s ever wanted […]

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Playtime for Children with Disabilities

little boy playing jenga

This post has been written by Special Kids all about the senses that children with disabilities develop during playtime. When you think about childhood, you probably think about the nostalgic memories of days spent playing with dolls, building blocks, and jigsaw puzzles. A magical time where your imagination was able to run riot while you […]

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The Vision System and the Helping Handle Gadgets by Remap

remap virtual reality headset

Ian is an avid football supporter but is very visually impaired due to mitochondrial dysfunction. This means his sight is only good for short range and large, high-contrast, images. Although he visits Anfield to watch Liverpool play, he is unable to see the play. He simply listens to the radio commentary and soaks up the […]

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Remap Volunteers Design and Make Bespoke Equipment for Individuals

remap rollator being used by elderly man

Remap is a charity that helps disabled people achieve greater independence and quality of life. It has a network of skilled volunteers who design and make bespoke equipment for individuals and provide this free of charge. So in any situation where you can’t find the right gadget, contact Remap! Here are a couple of examples […]

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