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120 years anniversary exhibition launch disabled living

From Donkeys to Innovators: 120 Years of Disabled Living

From Donkeys to Innovators: 120 Years of Disabled Living

We are delighted to announce that our ‘From Donkeys to Innovators: 120 Years of Disabled Living’ exhibition is officially open.

We would like to invite you to come along to our public open day for From Donkeys to Innovators. Our next open days are Friday 10th August and Monday 13th August, 10.00am until 3.00pm. For further information and open days please contact Redbank House on 0161 214 5959.

With the support of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, we embarked on a number of projects to capture the charity’s heritage, ensure our archive material will be safe for future years and raise the profile of the organisation.

heritage lottery fund logo

The Lord Mayor of Manchester and the Ceremonial Mayor of the City of Salford raised a toast to Disabled Living in officially opening the launch of our exhibition. The exhibition comprises a timeline highlighting our heritage, together with the opportunity to view some of our archived materials. Ana Osborne from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE DL, President of Disabled Living, also gave a speech.

Throughout the year, we’ve made a series of short films primarily about the services we have provided. And one with young people with disabilities, interviewing older people and discussing their aspirations for the future.

Group of young people at filmmaking workshop weekend

Group of young people at filmmaking workshop weekend

young people interviewing alan norton

Young people interviewing Alan Norton, Trustee at Disabled Living

isabelle and naveed with cherylee

Cherylee Houston with Isabelle and Naveed

Oral history interviews

Please visit our SoundCloud to listen to and share our oral history interviews.

See links below for our From Donkeys to Innovators films

Building on early ideas

Expanding and innovating

How it all began

Young people’s film

More information about our history can be found here.