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Disabled Living’s Work and How Small Charity Week Helps Us

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For our second blog supporting Small Charity Week, we would like to share the impact that Disabled Living’s work over the last 120 years has given people. Ever since Disabled Living established in 1897, we were a small charity in Salford and Manchester. There were even more events and highlights that happened in between these days. […]

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3 Benefits of Small Charity Week

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Small Charity Week is celebrated during 19 – 24 June 2017 and brought to us by The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI). This year, we are proud to be participating at Disabled Living. Small Charity Week is supported by Provident Financial Group (PFG), and the Provident Good Neighbour Community Programme as well as being sponsored […]

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The Importance of Men’s Health Week & Bladder and Bowel Care

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Men’s Health Week takes place between 12th and 18th of June. Last year’s campaign was very successful tackling stress and ways to help beat it. This year’s theme is all about abdominal obesity. Some people may wonder why belly fat is the most dangerous type of fat in your body and the reason is because […]

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10 Reasons Why Carers Are So Important

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Carers Week’s annual campaign aims to raise awareness of carers in the United Kingdom, highlighting the challenges that carers face and the support received by families, professionals, and communities.  Recognise, support, and celebrate. Come together to show your love and support for those who take the patience, positivity, and determination that it takes to care […]

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Diabetes Week – ‘Know Diabetes Fight Diabetes’

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The staff at our Health & Social Care Hub, Redbank House, wanted to know how many people they have known to have diabetes. Between Natasha, Danielle, Emma, and Lawrence, they have known eight people with diabetes. That’s a significant number which consists of friends, relatives, and work colleagues. There are two common types of diabetes […]

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Why Gerry Yeung is Our Story of the Month

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For May, we are honoured to focus our Story of the Month to the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE. He has been the president of Disabled Living for the last ten years. I have been President of Disabled Living for over 10 years. The charity is in its 120th year […]

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Seating and Posture with Phil Moore

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This post has been written by Deborah Bell, Enablement team manager at Disabled Living. Our latest Lunch and Learn session was full to the brim. Therapists from all over Manchester attended the Seating and Posture session. 17 therapists at our Disabled Living Training room were joined by Phil Moore. He talked about the importance of […]

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An Afternoon with Wiltshire Farm Foods at Disabled Living

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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

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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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