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June, 2017

Alpaca Therapy, Autism, and Bees on Countryfile

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The Working Animals Compilation episode of Countryfile aired on our screens on Sunday 25 June 2017 on BBC One. This episode focused on how animals can help people with autism and other behavioural issues. Throughout 2017 Disabled Living are celebrating 120 years of delivering services. We will be celebrating our heritage, raising our profile and […]

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Our Top 5 Sensory Parks in the UK

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Sensory is something we care strongly about at Redbank House and all the way through Disabled Living. Our multi-sensory rooms benefit both children and adults and our feedback has demonstrated that the environment is beneficial for our service users in many ways. Our service users Margaret and Angela suffer from Dementia and thoroughly enjoy the […]

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Autistic Pride Day – 10 Reasons to Be Proud

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Each year Autistic Pride Day is celebrated on 18 June. It is an awareness day which commenced in 2005 and over the last 12 years, celebrations have taken place to support autistic people, to be proud of their identity and culture. The National Autistic Society encourages anyone to take part in this year’s celebrations whether […]

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Understanding Life with Synaesthesia

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Put simply, Synaesthesia is a condition where your senses ‘leak’ into each other. This blog gives the perspective of a person who has Synaesthesia.  What are the different types of Synaesthesia? Colours and patterns (shapes, distinctive colours). Someone may have a certain colour for a certain letter. For example, A = Red and B = […]

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3 Days Until the Magical Manchester Day of 2017

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The 8th Manchester Day festival is nearly here and will be in the city on Sunday 18th June. This annual event brings everybody together to celebrate everything that’s great in Manchester. There will be a special dedication this year to the 22 people who sadly lost their lives in the attack on 22nd May 2017 […]

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5 Reasons Why We Are Smiling for National Smile Month

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15th May – 15th June 2017 is National Smile Month. Here at Redbank House there are many things that make us smile on a daily basis. From our ‘Monday Motivation’ all the way through to our ‘Friday Feeling’ there’s always something which makes working at Redbank such a vibrant and positive atmosphere. We believe that […]

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10 Reasons Why Carers Are So Important

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Carers Week 2017 takes place on 12 -18 June. The annual campaign aims to raise awareness of carers in the United Kingdom, highlighting the challenges that carers face and the support received by families, professionals, and communities. This year’s main focus is ‘Building Carer Friendly Communities’. Please visit Disabled Living’s blog to read more.

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Diabetes Week 2017 ‘Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.’

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There are many awareness weeks this week including Diabetes Week with the theme of ‘Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.’ The awareness week runs from 11-17 June as we come together to spread information about diabetes that people may not have known before. Over at Redbank House, we wanted to know how many people the members of […]

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Which Type of Learner Are You?

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We are all different learners. When we reflect on our childhood, we can think about the number of things we learnt such as drawing shapes, writing the alphabet, and becoming familiar with different colours. As we mature into adults these things can still be difficult for some people to process. As individuals we are all […]

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Top 10 Parks and Nature Attractions in Greater Manchester

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Monday 5 June is World Environment Day, an awareness day which spreads a message of how important the environment and nature is to us. We are surrounded by many beautiful things in nature, and in Manchester especially, there are a number of parks and nature attractions where you can explore this for yourself. It is […]

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