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Newsletter May 2017 Disabled Living Supplier Directory To compliment the launch of the new Disabled Living websites, we have also redesigned the Disabled Living Supplier Directory. The Directory provides information about companies and organisations that provide equipment, products and services to support disabled children, adults and older people. Access to the supplier directory is via the Disabled Living Website. This month we welcome the following companies to the Supplier Directory

For more information contact Disabled Living: Tel: 0161 607 8200 Email: info@disabledliving.co.uk


Highlighting Recent Publications Progress towards real equality for disabled people over the past twenty years is insufficient and 'littered with missed opportunities and failures'. That’s according to the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission following the publication of Being disabled in Britain: A journey less equal, the most comprehensive analysis ever on how the rights of disabled people are protected in Great Britain.

The sixth edition of Disability Facts and Figures, published by The Papworth Trust, highlights some of the principle challenges facing disabled people, most notably in the areas of employment, social care and housing. For the first time ever, the report explored the way in which disabled people are treated in the criminal justice system and their participation in the democratic process. This Cerebra Problem-Solving Toolkit aims to support disabled people and carers, as well as their families and advisers, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. UK law provides powerful rights to such support services, but this alone is insufficient. The law can be complicated and difficult to understand. Even when you know what your rights are, it can be daunting, exhausting and sometimes intimidating to challenge public officials.

Running Shoes are Ready! Matt Woodiwiss from the Royal Bank of Scotland is running the Manchester 10k! Matt said “I am running the Manchester 10k again on Sunday May 28th and this year I have chosen to raise funds for the Disabled Living Charity. I became involved with the charity by helping out at their "Kidz to Adultz" events. These are exhibitions which are totally dedicated to children with disabilities and additional needs, their parents and their carers. I found these events to be a very humbling and rewarding experience and one can only admire the strength and resilience shown by the children and their families in the face of quite often severe adversity. As ever, any donation is gratefully received and very much appreciated� Go for it Matt!


Come and visit Disabled Living in the Celebratory Marquee (main entrance to Kidz to Adultz South) for your chance to win one of many fabulous prizes! Sponsored by:

This year Disabled Living (organiser’s of Kidz to Adultz Events) is extremely proud to be holding a double celebration – 10 years of Kidz to Adultz South and 120 years of providing services to people of all ages with disabilities and additional needs!

Come and visit Disabled Living in the Celebratory Marquee to find out more about the many free services we offer and for information on any aspect of the event plus a chance to win one of the many fabulous prizes on offer!

10 prizes of £50 vouchers of your choice! Family ticket to Windsor Castle with souvenir

Tickets to Godstone Fame

Tickets to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens A family ticket to visit Westminster Abbey Family ticket to Bristol Science Centre Tickets to visit Shepreth Wildlife park Complimentary voucher for the Pleasure Beach at Great Yarmouth........ and many, many more.

Also in the Celebratory Marquee:Bladder and Bowel UK (part of Disabled Living) – providing impartial information and advice on products relating to all toileting needs View a range of accessible vehicles – including Lewis Reed WAV Ltd, Brotherwood and TBC Conversions

For more information on the event including the full list of exhibitors and to register for your visitors FREE entry tickets visit our website


Training at Disabled Living Moving and Handling Advanced Techniques for Therapists “Less Talk More Action” Workshop Tuesday 6th June 2017 9.30am-4pm WHAT: WHY: HOW:

Are the considerations when working with vulnerable people You need to recap on safe principles, positive risk taking To use equipment to improve the functional outcomes of your clients

Scenarios will include practical hands on use of equipment. Work with each other and the experts to assess and problem solve challenging moving and handling situations. Presenter: Penny Townsend MCSP HCPC NBE Adv Member Cost: £95+VAT ( lunch & refreshments provided.) Venue: Redbank House, St Chads Street, Cheetham , Manchester M8 8QA

Moving & Handling Children This course explores the Moving & Handling of children in community and hospital settings. There is a practical problem solving approach, using equipment and techniques tailored for those working with children, or for those assessing their Moving & Handling needs. The course aims to enable delegates to handle children in ways which maximise the skills of the child and maintain the safety of the handler. Delegates will be able to use relevant law and guidance when Risk Assessing the Manual Handling needs of children. Delegates will be able to identify a range of practical recommendations when assessing the Manual Handling needs of a child. Delegates will be able to perform practical methods used to help children move, with and without equipment. Dates – 13th June, 19th July, 11th October 2017

For further information on our courses please contact training@disabledliving.co.uk phone: 0161 607 8200 or visit our website.


Our latest Workshop: Single Handed Care. “The 20 minute per exhibitor format was very good for getting all the delegates involved. Even those therapists who said they know our products gained fresh insight. Wished we could have had longer ” David Lomas, Ergolet

I would like to say a big THANKYOU to everyone who Attended our Single Handed Care Workshop last Friday 28th April. The day was facilitated by Deborah Harrison who gave us an insightful presentation on the impacts of Single Handed Care and the dilemmas faced by those implementing it. Following the presentation we were all separated into Groups and we went in to the exhibitors room with workbooks we had been provided with. Each company had a scenario/problem written to discuss with us and show us how their equipment could be used by people implementing Single Handed Care . It was not at all a hard sell by the companies , more of them showing us their knowledge of their products in a useful and engaging way. They all know their products very well and I know some tricks of the trade were learned.

There was some great feedback both flattering and constructive from the delegates and exhibitors alike. “The delivery of the training was excellent. I enjoyed the background but also enjoyed the fact it was hands on. Saw some great products and was able to try them out. I have learned something about how to prepare a business case to support single Handed care plus learned how important it is to keep hard figures on the cases we are dealing with. “ Alison K, Delegate For more information on our courses please visit our website or call 0161 607 8200.


C & S Seating are proud to be the national supplier of 24 hour postural management and control products for over 25 years. We assemble and supply 9 different sizes of T-Rolls and Log Rolls (ranging from paediatric to adult), Alternative Positioning Supports and Leg/Knee Supports. Ask our friendly sales team about our inflatable T-Rolls that are designed for short term use and ideal for holidays and aqua therapy aid. It is recommended you seek professional advice to select the correct product depending on your needs. Contact us on 01424 853331 or www.cands-seating.co.uk to request a brochure and pricelist, to speak to an advisor or place an order.

Product Demonstrations at the Disabled Living Centre Everybody is welcome to attend our FREE Wednesday afternoon demonstration days 2-3pm. Attending our product demonstrations will help you improve your equipment knowledge and boost your CPD. Places are limited please advise if you are interested in attending 10th May – Accora A representative will be demonstrating the Floor Bed 1 Plus and Floor Bed 2.

17th May – AATGB A representative will be demonstrating products from their range.

Tuesday 23rd May This lunch and learn will be provided by The Care Team.

24th May – Safe and Sound Products Key: Product Demonstration Lunch and Learn May Product of the Month

A representative will be demonstrating equipment for people with Visual and Hearing Impairments.

31st May – ProMove UK A representative will be demonstrating slings for use without hoist equipment.


Bladder and Bowel UK Helpline

Confidential Helpline for Public and Professionals The Bladder and Bowel UK team provide information and advice about equipment an services for adults and children with bladder and bowel problems, their carers and the health and social care professionals who support them.

Helplines are open Monday to Friday 9am- 4pm. For information please call 0161 607 8219


Product of the Month

Disabled Living Newsletter May 2017  

Discover a range of suppliers in our directory including: Trulife, TR Equipment, C&S Seating and more.

Disabled Living Newsletter May 2017  

Discover a range of suppliers in our directory including: Trulife, TR Equipment, C&S Seating and more.