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Preparing to Travel with an Autoimmune Disease

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This is a sponsored post by Avanti Travel Insurance. Autoimmune disease is an extremely broad category of medical conditions, which makes offering helpful advice across the board thwart with difficulties. There’s close to 100 different disorders listed in medical literature include well-known examples such as Type 1 Diabetes, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. The shared thread that […]

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How to Keep Warm and Healthy This Winter with a Disability

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This post has been written by Aimee Knight on behalf of Willowbrook Mobility Direct who feature in our Disabled Living Supplier Directory. If you suffer from a disability, you could be more prone to illness, especially in the winter months. Therefore, it’s so important to stay warm and healthy when the colder weather sets in. […]

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The Links Between Abi Rehabilitation and Sports and Social Life

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Sarah Jones, Senior Associate at Clarke Willmott LLP, attends our In the Dock with a Expert Witness workshop. We recently spoke to Sarah to hear all about the ‘Boots, Balls and Brains’ event discover the links between ABI Rehabilitation and sports and social life.  About ‘Boots, Balls and Brains’ For football fans, those interested in […]

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Disabled Living’s 122nd Annual Meeting

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Last month we commemorated Disabled Living’s 122nd Annual Meeting at Yang Sing Cathay based at Intu Trafford Centre. Throughout 2018-2019, Disabled Living continued to work together to provide information and advice for disabled people, their families and carers to help them achieve optimum independence and self-determination. Chief Executive of our charity, Debra Evans, explained that […]

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LimbPower Create New Player Pathway Resource to Increase Engagement in Activity

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LimbPower have introduced their new player pathway resource to increase sport activity for athletes and non-athletes with a limb impairment. Sport is for everyone, whatever your age or physical ability. Access can be more challenging for persons with a limb impairment and there can be a myriad of questions, challenges and barriers to overcome, whether […]

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Exploring Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities and Profound and Multiple Barriers to Learning

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In her last post, guest contributor Joanna Grace, said that some people will never become symbolic communicators, a sentence that may have jarred those used to presuming that everyone can achieve, even if it is in very small steps and will take a very long time. Joanna now talks about multiple learning disabilities and the […]

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Connecting People to Research: Why Your Voice Matters

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Dr Emily Howlett, Patient Involvement Project Manager, at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust talks about the importance of connecting people to research. Imagine you’re going to cook someone an omelette. You know they’re very hungry, you’ve worked out the best ingredients to use, the best recipe to follow and the right utensils you need to […]

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Living with Retinitis Pigmentosa – Elin’s Sight Loss Journey

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Elin Williams caught our attention on Twitter. She reached the shortlist to attend The National Diversity Awards but that wasn’t only thing that inspired us. Elin has her own disability and lifestyle blog. She shares her journey and motivational messages on social media to empower others who are visually impaired. We spoke to her about […]

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Is Presuming Competence for Non Symbolic Communicators Risk Free?

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In one of our previous posts, we introduced Joanna, contributor to Disabled Living’s blog who you’ll see more of over a series blogs. Joanna wrote about Objects of Reference and highlighted the dangers of using a standardised approach to them for people who will not become symbolic communicators. I imagine some people protested my words: […]

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Family-run Harrogate Company Works with Yorkshire’s Ambulance Service

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Harrogate-based Yorkshire Care Equipment has supplied Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with over 50 Raizer emergency lifting chairs that are now being used by first responders, falls teams and care homes in the Sheffield area. YAS and NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have started a project in the city that aims to get people who have fallen […]

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