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Duncan Edwards

Duncan Edwards is not just a dedicated professional in the field of disability services, but also a devoted family man whose personal life deeply intertwines with his work. As the shop manager at Disability Horizons Shop, Duncan's commitment to providing a diverse range of products for individuals with disabilities is not just a professional obligation, but a personal mission. His understanding and empathy stem from his own family experiences, making his work more than just a job. Duncan's wife, Clare, a talented artist and designer, is the co-founder of Trabasack, a company known for its innovative lap desk bags. Her creativity and resilience in the face of adversity have been a driving force behind the company's success. After sustaining a spinal injury, she became a wheelchair user, a life-changing event that has only amplified their commitment to creating products that promote independence and mobility for people with disabilities. Their son, Joe, was born with Dravet syndrome, a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy that results in profound and multiple complex needs. Joe's condition has further deepened Duncan's understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and their families. It has also reinforced his determination to provide solutions that can improve their quality of life. Duncan's professional achievements, coupled with his personal experiences, have made him a respected figure in the disability community. His work is a testament to his belief in the potential of every individual, regardless of physical limitations and the often frustrating inaccessibilty of the modern world. Duncan is not just a shop manager and entrepreneur; he is a tireless advocate for inclusivity and accessibilty.

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Euan’s Guide Access Survey 2023 Highlights the Need for Better Toilets

Accessible Toilets: Unlock the Access   Each year, The Euan’s Guide Access Survey collects insights from disabled people, highlighting different issues of concern. It’s a key tool for improving access by revealing where facilities fall short. In this post we will focus on the issue of venues with inadequate toilet facilities. Accessible toilets are more […]

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Skunky Wipes vs Freshwipes – Who is King of the Body Wipes?

Skunky Wipes vs Freshwipes: The Ultimate Hygiene Showdown   I’ve noticed our US readership’s growing curiosity about Skunky Wipes—big in the USA and sparking interest among our community. Given the buzz, we decided to put them to the test against our UK favourite, Freshwipes. Why? Because you asked, and we’re all about finding the best

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day 2024: “Living Well with RA: Early Diagnosis, Effective Management, and a Brighter Future”

RA Awareness Day 2024: “Living Well with RA: Early Diagnosis, Effective Management, and a Brighter Future”   Introduction and Definition of Rheumatoid Arthritis February 2nd 2024 is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Awareness Day 2024 and this year the theme is “Living Well with RA.” RA is a chronic inflammatory disorder, primarily affects joints but can also

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Awareness Day 2024

What is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)? January 30th is CTE Day. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain condition believed to be caused by repeated head traumas that are often seen in high-impact sports like football, hockey, soccer, rugby, and boxing.  Initially identified in boxers and later in other contact sports athletes and military personnel,

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Reflecting on a Year of Growth and Looking Forward to a Bright Future

A Year of Transformation and Resilience Navigating Change with Resilience This year commenced with a significant turning point for us at shop.disabilityhorizons.com: the closure of Disability Horizons magazine. This decision, marked by both sadness and grief, was a pivotal moment, reflecting the end of an era that had profoundly impacted the disabled community. The magazine,

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Santander X UK Awards – Disability-Focused Winners

Celebrating Disability-Focused Innovations: Santander X UK Awards 2023 Introduction: Acknowledging Innovators in the Disability Community We are delighted to acknowledge the accomplishments of two exceptional winners, Intotum and Snowball App at the Santander X UK Awards 2023, who are making contributions to the disability community. Table showing the awards won at the Santander X UK

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