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How You Can Look After Your Back

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This year, Back Care Awareness Week is taking place during 2nd – 6th October. According to Backcare, 1 in 4 people suffer daily or regularly with back pain. Have you ever been one of these people? Our Supplier Directory could be of great assistance for you, with over 50 suppliers in our Chairs, Seating, and […]

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Guidance on Choosing What to Keep in Your Archive

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This is the second blog from Heather Roberts (HerArchivist, archive consultant), explaining the process we undertook for appraising our photographs archive. Appraisal Appraisal is a term that archivists use a lot. It means “choosing what to keep”. Contrary to some beliefs, we are not “professional hoarders”. Well, most of us aren’t, I have my suspicions […]

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Understanding Parenting with a Disability

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Thank you to Chris, our Disability Trainer and Advisor for writing this post about understanding parenting with a disability. I’m a wheelchair user who can’t walk at all and have been since I was 7-years-old when I caught polio. But very early on in adulthood I knew I wanted kids. I hadn’t thought it all […]

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The Importance of Disseminating Information to Your Service Users

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This blog is written by Jayne Watson, one of our Occupational Therapists. Disabled Living host 5 of the largest exhibitions for kids and adults with disabilities. The exhibitions are a great way of finding information on equipment relevant for the individual to remain as independent as possible throughout the different stages of their lives. Not […]

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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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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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Making the Most of Your Cruise Experience with Your Disability

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This post has been written by Chris Cammis, Disability Trainer & Advisor at Disabled Living. He shares his advice for booking a cruise holiday when you have a disability, to help you make the most of your experience. This form of travel has become a firm favourite for many disabled travellers in recent years for obvious […]

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Travelling On An Aeroplane with Your Disability

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This post has been written by Chris Cammiss, Disability Trainer & Advisor at Disabled Living. Chris has been a wheelchair user since childhood. After graduating from The University of Manchester, he was a secondary schoolteacher for 28 years. Chris now delivers Disability Awareness training and conducts Access Audits over the UK. He travels widely and […]

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Boy with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Says ‘Hello Mum’

James Walker is 16 years old and suffers from a condition called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. It is a type of epilepsy which causes multiple different types of seizures. For the first time in his life, James was able to break his silence. He was able to say “Hello Mum” using a new digital communication aid. James’ […]

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