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One in Five Supermarket Disabled Parking Bays Being Abused

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Supported by Baroness Grey-Thompson. In June Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK) asked the public to help with their Baywatch Campaign by surveying their local supermarket car park for disabled parking abuse. The results have now been calculated. DMUK would like to thank everybody who participated in this year’s Baywatch Campaign. This year we had the biggest […]

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Why Standardising Objects of Reference Can Render Them Meaningless

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The phrase “Objects of Reference” refers to a communication support system whereby particular objects associated with particular activities are used to communicate to a person with complex disabilities that certain activities are about to take place. For example someone might be handed a continence pad before being taken to the toilet, or be given their […]

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Encouraging Amputees and Individuals with Limb Difference to Get Active and Improve Their Physical and Mental Health

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The charity LimbPower are working throughout the month of August to encourage and engage with people with a limb difference, to help them kick start a healthy and active lifestyle. Being active has so many health benefits, including aiding mobility, rehabilitation and improving quality of life. Through sharing and promoting the Ottobock Fitness App (available through the […]

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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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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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