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Why Motor Neurone Disease Doesn’t Stop Jason

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This Story of the Month to Jason Liversidge. Jason has Motor Neurone Disease (MND) but doesn’t let anything stop him from accomplishing new challenges. When you’re diagnosed with MND, you become aware of the many affects the disease can have on your body. It affects the nerves in brain and spinal cord. Some people can […]

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How to Use Art Therapy as a Coping Mechanism

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This guest blog is by Patrick Samuel, an artist with Asperger’s Syndrome, who discusses Art Therapy. As a child I was hyperactive, and I think my mom recognized that early on. It was her who showed me how peaceful and rewarding drawing and painting could be. We did a lot of arts and crafts sessions […]

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6 Somna Products That Could Benefit You

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We were pleased to welcome Jan from Sensory Kraft to our premises on Wednesday 19 July. Jan’s background involves marketing in a multi-sensory environment so we were very much looking forward to hearing about how Somna products benefit people, in particular those with sensory needs. Information about Somna Somna are a Swedish company who develop and […]

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Disabled Living are Celebrating! Would You Like to Help Us?

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Disabled Living has been awarded £58,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project From Donkeys to Innovators that celebrates its rich and unique 120 year history. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on the charity’s history from its establishment as an organisation teaching children to be […]

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How This Year’s Bluedot Festival Inspired and Entertained

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Chris shares his experience at Bluedot festival. It’s that time of year again – festival season. Sun, rain, mud, huge crowds – what could be more exciting for a wheelchair user? Doesn’t immediately spring to mind as your best bet – acres of bumpy, tufty grass between car park and arena, maybe rain, sinking up to […]

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Health Information Week – 5 Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle

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Throughout this week we have been sharing some questions on social media to help you think about your healthy or unhealthy lifestyle. As Health Information Week is 3 – 9 July, we are going to share our top 5 steps to a healthy lifestyle. It’s not just a healthy diet and exercise that’s involved, which […]

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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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