Many of us know what it is to be older, or to have a disability, because it has happened to us or to someone close to us. The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living since 1969. The DLF website is a valuable resource for sourcing equipment and providing options to enable people to continue living independently at home.
The DLF has recently launched the Alf Morris Fund for Independent
HEWI - Comfort to Care Range
A market leader in accessible bathroom solutions, HEWI's stylish bathroom range sets high standards. The underlying idea of HEWI's Comfort to Care solutions is to create products for people of all ages, ensuring comfort, convenience and accessibility for all.
HEWI is a German company that design and manufacture their own high quality hardware, sanitary and accessibility products. HEWI's Comfort to Care solutions fit
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In 2011, I was loving life in my dream job, travelling the world as Cabin Crew, when I became ill with Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) & Miller Fisher Syndrome. I was left at my worst, completely paralysed, in intensive care and then remained in hospital and an intensive rehabilitation unit for a total of 9 months. I had to learn to do all basic tasks again and try to rebuild my body. I am now left with muscle / nerve
Technology & Disability
We are in 2015 and there are many challenges for people with disabilities and those employed to make the lives of disabled people more manageable. Having practised as an Occupational Therapist and a Commissioner of Equipment services since the late 1980s, there are many things that have changed about the world of disability and the products designed to help people manage their daily lives.
I have personally seen a change in the provision of
Bosign Laptray Anti-Slip
Scandinavian homewares designers Bosign, supply design solutions which combine detail and lasting functionality with unexpected twists to bring you lifestyle products that make even the most everyday activities an enjoyable experience.
Bosign have put a contemporary twist on their Laptrays, resulting in a very modern, stylish product. Bosign's Laptray, with shape-able cushion is the tray to use for breakfast in bed, dinner
Hearing loss can affect people from all walks of life and at any age. The two most common causes of hearing loss are age related known as presbyacusis and noise induced hearing loss often abbreviated to NIHS. Together the two causes (as well as other less common causes) are believed to impair the lives of over 9 million UK residents (source: The RNID).
In both cases the contributing factor that leads to reduced hearing is linked to the inner ear tiny hair cells that either die or
Muggi is a new and versatile tray/drinks carrier which is useful for carrying a number of mugs, cups, glasses and small bottles at one time, without the fear of spills and breakages. This clever mug holder takes cups of all different shapes and sizes whilst the handle slots ensure that the mugs sit securely.
Ideal for wheelchair users for positioning on your lap or for crutch or walking stick users to carry as a one-handed tray. You can even use it for a mug and
Rollz Motion - Wheelchair Mode
We’re delighted with the response to the Rollz Motion Rollator, which seems to answer all your mobility questions in one simple device. This Dutch design rollator combines a lightweight wheelchair with a rollator mobility device. It’s got everything we look for in a mobility aid – design fit for function, simplicity, good aesthetics and mobility enhancing features that our customers love.
So lets start with using
Following a horse-riding accident almost twenty years ago, which left me Paraplegic, I was admitted to Salisbury Spinal Unit where I spent seven months undergoing my rehabilitation.
I cannot fault the care that I received there but obviously it was an extremely difficult and traumatic time in my life. One of the hardest things about being in a hospital unit for a long period is the lack of privacy. I felt that there was
Seniors Helping Seniors, Canterbury & and Thanet
In our aging population, helping our older people live well is becoming increasingly vital to the health of our community and to the survival of our families. How we look after the less able members of our community is a strong indicator for our values, and the growth in ‘social enterprise’ or peer-to-peer exchanges of goods and services, driven by online technology, is starting to impact