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July, 2017

How a Migraine Can Affect Your Senses

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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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How to Use Art Therapy as a Coping Mechanism

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This guest blog is by Patrick Samuel, an artist with Asperger’s Syndrome, who discusses Art Therapy. As a child I was hyperactive, and I think my mom recognized that early on. It was her who showed me how peaceful and rewarding drawing and painting could be. We did a lot of arts and crafts sessions […]

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Makaton Deliver Excellent Training for Communicating with Sign Language

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During Monday 17 July and Tuesday 18 July, Nicola – a Regional Tutor for Makaton Training delivered a 2-day course to help key professionals learn more about sign language. The course took place in EG Training’s office at Redbank House. Communication is one of the most valuable skills we have in life and Makaton Training aims to train […]

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7 Steps to Creating an Organised Office

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Do you consider yourself to be an organised person in the office? When businesses goes through busy periods of time, (or most of the time, in many cases for businesses), we can begin to lose focus on keeping our office organised. Maintaining an organised environment enables you to work more effectively. Here are our top […]


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3 Reasons to Love Our Sensory Rooms at Redbank House

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All children and adults with disabilities can benefit from using a sensory room. These environments have proven to be extremely valuable to those with disabilities. Some evidence suggests that those with challenging behaviour can improve and may be reduced over a long term period. Our service users Margaret and Angela suffer from Dementia and thoroughly […]

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Do You Know About These Toileting Problems with Children?

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The Daily Mail recently featured an article (‘The nine year olds who still need nappies’ June 29 2017) about the number of children who are wearing nappies when they start school and “…children as old as nine who still cannot use the toilet properly.” It states that fifty years ago the average age for toilet training was 15 months.  […]

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