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Welcoming Our New Tenants: The Shaw Centre

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We are pleased to welcome our new tenants, The Shaw Centre. They are a registered charity which established approximately 30 years ago. In 1982, a group of parents steered by Mary Shaw decided that something new was needed. This resulted to finding a room in Blackley Adult Training Centre, thanks to a loan from Mencap. […]


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5 Questions About Life with Muscular Dystrophy

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You may remember that we featured a guest blog in November last year about a young woman with muscular dystrophy. Since then, we’ve discovered another young woman, Carrie Aimes, founder of Life on the Slow Lane, lifestyle and disability blog. Carrie has lived with muscular dystrophy for 29 years (her whole life). And we took the opportunity […]

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Manchester People First Are Celebrating 25 Years of Self Advocacy

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From 1992 to 2017, Manchester People First (MPF) have given training and support to disabled adults and professionals, with the aim to campaign for disabled people’s rights. This year, they were awarded with ‘Best Service User Involvement Organisation in Manchester’ by the Spirit of Manchester Awards. What an incredible and well deserved achievement that is. […]

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Disabled Living Has A Number of Services You May Not Know About

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As you may know, Redbank House is part of Disabled Living. Disabled Living has many different parts of the organisations and has changed a lot within 119 years! The charity began in 1897 and has developed 5 main sections of the organisation. Take a look below to find out a little bit more about Disabled […]

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The Revolutionary Bionic Eye is Changing a Woman’s Life

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Rhian Lewis, a 49 year old woman, was fitted with a bionic eye. Rhian suffered from retinitis pigmentosa (RP) an inherited disorder since she was five. The condition causes gradual deterioration of the light-detecting cells within the eye; this can eventually lead to blindness. One in 3,000 people in the UK have the disease, for which there is […]

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Images on Twitter Now Have Descriptions for the Visually Impaired

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Social media platform, Twitter, is making improvements to its service for visually impaired users. It is working to make it easier for those with impairments to access and understand images that are uploaded. The development means that Twitter users have the option to enable photo descriptions. Currently there are screen readers and Braille technology that […]

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