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An Interview with Margaret Ellis on Accessible Toilets

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Deborah Bell, Enablement Team Manager at Disabled Living recently interviewed Margaret Ellis. Maggie originally qualified with a Diploma and later graduating as an Occupational Therapist, working in a range of service provision including management of physical disability, mental health and learning disability services, sometimes combining NHS and Social Services. Can you tell us a bit […]

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Nilaqua – an Eco Revolution Is Bathing!

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Do you find it difficult to bath? Do you know someone who has dementia or sensory issues and struggle with bathing? Or they would like to remain in their home with palliative care? Nilaqua is a wonderful range of waterless shampoos and body washes that uses “towel off” technology to clean you thoroughly and easily […]

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The Benefits of Technology for Disabled People

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‘Technology is only beneficial if it is accessible to the user’. Over the years, companies have worked harder than ever to ensure that anyone can use their products. In the past, the elderly and disabled have had reason to believe that technology was out of their reach. For some, it was because there weren’t features […]

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Art Therapy for People on the Autism Spectrum

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This post has been written by one of our contributors, Brenda Kimble. Autism is a neurological disorder that is evident at birth and the causes for this condition are presently unknown. Symptoms include social dysfunction, compulsive and repetitive behaviour, sensory sensitivity and lack of verbal communication. Conventional treatment typically involves behaviour modification, which alters negative […]

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Access Audit Training at the Foreign Office

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This post has been written by Chris Cammis, Disabled Living’s Disability Trainer & Advisor. He shares his experience of delivering Access Audit training at the Foreign Office. This is Chris signing in to tell you about my latest exploit – the Foreign Office, no less! We’d been contacted months ago to create a course on […]

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6 Fun Activities to Help You Bond with Your Autistic Child

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Brenda Kimble is a writer and stay-at-home mother of two daughters and a son, plus their beagle named Duke! She loves blogging, crafting, and spending time with her family. She is also a strong advocate for those with special needs and writes to give a voice to the often unheard. She shares some fun activities […]

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So What Was Chris Doing at Coronation Street?

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This post has been written by Chris Cammis, Disabled Living’s Disability Awareness Trainer. He talks about why he had a lovely day out at MediaCityUK. I had been invited by Simon Lord of Continuum Entertainment to deliver Disability Awareness Training to a group of their Tour Guides. Simon is the General Manager of their Manchester […]

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