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How do you get a blue badge?

Blue badges enable people to park in spaces reserved for people with disabilities. In this article, find out more about a blue badge, who is eligible for one, and how to get your own. What is a blue badge? A blue badge is an aid put in place for disabled people or those with a […]

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Surviving or Thriving? Neuro Difference Pre and Post Lockdown

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

For Autism Awareness Month, Disabled Living’s contributing writer, Joanna Grace, shares her experience of lockdown, including some of her personal silver-linings in the last year.  My father’s nickname for my mother is Pollyanna. He has named her after the child in the book of the same name written by E.H. Porter who always sought out […]

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Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month – Together We Can Do More

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limbA consortium of UK charities working to support children, young people and adults with limb loss or difference have joined forces to celebrate and promote Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month this April. #LLLDAM The COVID -19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on persons with a disability, resulting in increased isolation and loneliness, […]

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Sensory Wellness Inspired by People with Profound Disabilities

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This is a guest blog for Disabled Living written by Joanna Grace from The Sensory Projects. It has been written in Joanna’s perspective around the pandemic and her thoughts on sensory wellness, inspired by people with profound disabilities.  As lockdown began, many people with profound and multiple learning disabilities who had been used to leading […]

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New Compact WashPod Model

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This is a blog by WashPod, A Solution for Dignity Access for Disabled Living. The new Compact WashPod is the smallest in the range of plug ‘n play, temporary disabled wetrooms and it is designed for the most limited spaces. The Compact WashPod will be the answer for many people needing at-home disabled bathing where […]

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What is Trusted Assessor Training?

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This blog was written by Disabled Living’s Occupational Therapist, Jayne Watson. A lot of jobs require you to keep up to date with regular training. However, the type of training may differ depending on the organisation. Is E-learning the only approach that is expected of you to keep up to date with ongoing changes? Do […]

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Disability-Friendly Places to Visit in the UK

London Bridge Disability-Friendly Attraction

This is a guest blog post written by Ellie for Disabled Living. England boasts many world-famous attractions. For people with limited mobility or accessibility needs, finding access to ramps, lifts, toilets and other concerns are huge considerations.  With some planning, people with disabilities can still visit a lot of fantastic attractions in the UK. To […]

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