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3 Benefits of a Quiet Environment

Did you know that Thursday 14 September is National Quiet Day? This awareness day is in association with Whirlpool who are known for having one of the quietest spins built into their washing machines. The day is all about taking a moment for yourself to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and feel relaxed. Each week our days […]

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How to Encourage Children to Drink More Water

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Davina, Children’s Continence Advisor at Disabled Living, gives advice on how to get your child to drink more water. Adequate fluid intake is important for maintaining health and wellbeing.  Most school age children should have about one and a half liters of water per day with half of this during the school day.  Children will […]

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Why Lee Kingsberry Is an Inspiration to Wheelchair Users

Did you read last month’s Inspirational Story of the Month? For August’s feature, we are sharing a story about Lee Kingsberry who has caught our eye this month. Lee is a man with cerebral palsy who wants to make a change. He doesn’t believe in a world where people should be stared at because they’re a […]

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The Importance of Disseminating Information to Your Service Users

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 only do […]

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5 Steps to Relaxation in the Workplace

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Tuesday 15 August is National Relaxation Day. What better day to share our relaxation techniques with you. Relaxation is important for your body in many ways such as: relaxing your muscles, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, and keeping you calm. Breathe Take slow deep breaths. Whenever you feel yourself in a big bundle of stress […]

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A Life with Autism by Rebekah Gillian

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This week we have a guest feature by Rebekah Gillian, a blogger who writes about her experiences with autism as well as her interests and hobbies. We asked Rebekah some questions below for her to be able to give us more of an insight to what her life is like with autism. At what age […]

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3 Ways Colouring In Can Help Children

Certain colours can help children sleep, think, and concentrate. When I think about colouring, I often refer back to my childhood. A time when colouring was exciting, experimenting with different colours, and having many colouring books with different patterns and pictures to colour. Colouring was always something I loved and I was one of those […]

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Inspirational Story of the Month: Motor Neurone Disease Doesn’t Stop Jason

This month we would like to dedicate our Inspirational 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 […]

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How a Migraine Can Affect Your Senses

What do you associate the word migraine with? There are a number of people that refer to a migraine as a headache and only a headache. But a migraine is so much more. There are several sensory warnings when it comes to an aura migraine and  Natasha, Marketing Coordinator and Content Writer at Disabled Living, […]

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