Author: Yaz Purnell

Putting your items into storage? Save money on your packing materials with these easy, simple tips.

Do you need to buy storage insurance when you rent a storage unit? All your questions answered here.

Recent research suggests that up to 400,000 carers could be missing out on up to £3,000 worth of benefits they’re entitled to every single year – here, we cover what that benefit is and if you’re eligible to claim for it.

Respite for Carers | Surewise.com

Carers Rights Day is an annual event held to help carers find the support and advise they need, as well as to raise public awareness of the additional help carers need in their roles. Here, we provide a breakdown of some of the benefits you’re entitled to as a carer in the UK.

Declutter Your Home: Benefits

Why utilising a self-storage facility is a great option for anyone newly retired and looking for a safe space to store your belongings.

Respite for Carers | Surewise.com

Being a carer is hard work, and it’s only natural to need a break every now and again. This article covers some of the main ways to organise respite from your responsibilities as a carer.

Storage Insurance Scandal | Save Three Times More on Storage Insurance with Surewise

Research from ProInsight recently revealed that customers are paying three times more for storage insurance directly through storage providers than they are with online competitors such as Surewise.com.

How to reduce your heating bills in the winter

With winter around the corner, it’s time to think about the small, cost-effective changes you could make around the home to make massive savings on your energy bills this time of year.

do I need rent guarantee insurance? Landlords Rent Guarantee Insurance

If you own a property that you rent out to tenants, one of the biggest problems you could encounter is your tenant falling into arrears with their rent. Here’s why rent guarantee insurance is essential for protecting your income.

who is in charge of repairs in my rented home

Need repairs done in your rented home? Find out who the responsibility for arranging repairs around the home lays with: the tenant or the landlord.

Changes to Blue Badge Scheme to Include Mental Illnesses

Earlier this year, the Department of Transport announced new changes to the Blue Badge Scheme so that it will cover those with hidden disabilities as well as people with mobility problems and visible disabilities.

Declutter Your Home: Benefits

Whether you’re moving home, renovating, or simply in need of some more space, delucttering your home can have huge bonuses. Check out our guide to effectively clearing the clutter from your home here – and how to store it to keep it safe.

How to pack your clothes for storage: a total guide

Are you preparing to put your clothing into storage? Follow these tips to ensure your clothes stay fresh and ready for wearing, and avoid pests, mildew, and improper storage from ruining them.

Mobility Scooter Insurance

Find the right mobility scooter for you with our buying guide covering every point you need to consider when finding the right mobility scooter for your needs.

how to support carers

How to Give Carers the Support They Need If you’ve been reading the news lately, you may have seen that a report was recently published showing that the number of carers in the UK is on the rise – with the population of unpaid carers swelling to 7 million. It has become increasingly clear that carers […]

Carers in the UK: Unpaid Carers Increase

New Report Reveals that Unpaid Carers are ‘Propping Up’ the Carer System – with Women Baring the Brunt of the Responsibility A recent report from the Social Market Foundation has revealed that the proportion of unpaid family carers providing care for 20 or more hours a week has risen from 24% to 28% between 2005 […]

Travelling with a mobility scooter this year? Check out our most useful tips for organising your trip abroad with your mobility scooter for a stress-free travel experience.

foster carers support

How Much Do Foster Carers Get Paid & How To Become A Foster Carer? How Much Do Foster Carer’s Get Paid? Foster carers receive weekly payments to cover the cost of caring for a child. These payments varying depending on where you are living in the UK, what age the child you are caring for […]

What Support are You Entitled to as a Carer? A carer is someone who regularly cares for a person who is unable to take care of themselves or do some everyday tasks independently due to an illness or disability. Many carers do not see themselves as such, as they are often a spouse, parent or […]

A Guide to Carers and Your Benefit Entitlements What Is Carer’s Credit? Carer’s Credit is a National Insurance contribution that helps with gaps in your National Insurance record which could otherwise cause you to lose some social security benefits such as the State Pension. This is because the State Pension is based on your National […]

Carer’s Allowance — Who Is Eligible, How to Claim, and Other Things You Need to Know. Who Is Eligible For Carer’s Allowance? Carer’s Allowance is the main welfare benefit available to support people who spend a certain amount of time every week providing care to someone with a disability. In order to be eligible for […]

Carers Week | What You Need to Know

11th – 17th June is Carers Week, an annual event aimed at raising awareness for caring and providing more support for carers and the challenges they face. Find out all you need to know about what’s happening and how to get involved.

Government Work & Pensions Carers Report

Earlier this month, a report was published from the Work and Pensions Committee to provide suggestions and advice on how employers and the government could better support working carers.

Surewise Staying Active in the Spring

4 Simple Ways to Stay Active in the Spring With the approach of 2018, more people are looking to spend more time outdoors and enjoying the sunshine. Research has shown that regular exercise and a proper diet can keep you happier and healthier for years, so all of us should be aiming to get a […]

Get outdoors and enjoy the British sunshine this summer with any of these wonderful accessible attractions in the UK. From a day trip to the zoo to an accessible trail in one of Britain’s many national parks, there’s something here for everyone.

Personal Independence Payment: What You Need to Know If you have a disability, illness, or limited mobility, there are several benefits that you might be entitled to as a resident of the UK. We know how big a difference your benefits can make to your daily life, so below we’ve explained everything you need to […]

What is Attendance Allowance? | Eligibility Requirements & How to Claim If you have limited mobility or a disability, you may be entitled to a range of benefits in the UK. However, knowing which benefits you qualify for and how to apply for them can be a confusing topic – so at Surewise.com, we aim […]

Changes to Blue Badge Scheme to Include Mental Illnesses

If you have a disability, limited mobility, or another medical condition, you may be entitled to a blue badge in the UK. However, the qualifying criteria for this benefit are not always clear. Below, we’ve discussed how you can qualify for a blue badge, what this benefit entails, and how to apply for one.

Wheelchair Exercises & Mobility Activities for Wheelchair Users Having mobility problems shouldn’t mean that you can’t get active. In fact, being more active as a wheelchair or mobility scooter user can benefit your health and your daily life. Whatever physical ability you have, there are always wheelchair exercises and modifications for anyone with limited mobility […]

Who Can Drive a Mobility Scooter? | FAQs Mobility scooters can absolutely transform the lives of people with mobility problems, giving you far more independence and freedom of movement. It’s for this reason that many people who find they cannot move around very much on their own are keen to find out more about their […]

Want to enjoy a long weekend away this summer, but worried about travelling with your mobility scooter? Here, we’ve listed some of the top accessible destinations in the UK so you can enjoy some well-deserved time off without the stresses of travelling with limited mobility.

How to Prevent Injury and Accidents as a Carer in the Workplace Injuries are a high risk for many carers, with lifting and other hazards presenting a risk if proper techniques and methods are not learned. Before learning how to avoid injuries, it’s important to recognise where these risks present themselves in your day as […]

Shoudl we Move Home or Renovate?

Should We Move House, or Just Renovate Our Home? The start of the new year is a common time for people to re-evaluate their homes and consider whether to sell it for a newer, better model or to renovate their existing build. When faced with such a decision, there are a number of factors you […]

Planning Weekends Away with Your Mobility Scooter

How to Plan the Perfect Weekend Away with Your Mobility Scooter When you rely on your mobility scooter on a daily basis, it can be a daunting task to attempt to organise a weekend away from the familiarity of your home area. However, these days your mobility scooter is definitely one thing you shouldn’t need […]

Carers in the UK: Unpaid Carers Increase

How to Create an Emergency Plan for the Person You Care For When someone relies on you on a daily basis for support and care, it can be a worrying thought to consider what would happen if you are unable to be there for any reason. It’s due to this that creating an emergency plan […]

Buying Guide: Mobility Scooter

Top Tips for Maintaining Your Mobility Scooter Year Round If you’ve just purchased a new mobility scooter, one of your first concerns should be learning how to maintain your mobility scooter to ensure it lasts as long as possible. Mobility scooters are often a big investment, so keeping your scooter in top condition should be […]

Weatherproof Your Home

How to Weatherproof Your Home for All Seasons Have you noticed your home dropping in temperature a little too frequently this winter? Not only can a draughty house cost you hundreds of pounds in heating bills throughout the year, it can also be more vulnerable to weather damage in more extreme conditions. The good news […]

Buying Guide: Mobility Scooter

Could the Law on Mobility Scooters Be About to Change? Statistics released from the Department of Transport last year revealed that the number of deaths resulting from mobility scooters in 2016 was at an all-time high of 14, with the total number of incidents reported at 260 – almost triple that of 2012, where the […]

Protect Your Home Against Flood Damage

How to Protect Your Home Against Flood Damage Last year, flooding in the UK cost the government and insurers billions of pounds in emergency repairs, not to mention untold misery for the homeowners who lost their homes and all its contents to storm damage. Although there has been a huge effort to improve community defences against […]

Mobility Scooter Safety

Mobility Scooter Safety: 6 Tips to Using Your Scooter Safely this Winter Winter can present a number of hazards for mobility scooter users, and keeping safe requires more care and planning than ever. When you’re out and about running errands this winter, keep our tips below in mind to make sure you’re staying safe when you’re […]

Support for Carers at Christmas

Support for Carers this Christmas For many, Christmas is a time to let loose and enjoy the festivities around you. However, for carer’s the reality can often be somewhat difficult, with the festive season actually being one of the most stressful times to care for another person. As a carer, you will probably have had […]

Photo of Market Hill Flats Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe Mobility Scooter Users Faced with Tough New Rules Following the devastating events of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster that killed more than 80 people in June, mobility scooter users are faced with far tougher rules imposed on the four high-rise blocks of flats in Scunthorpe in an attempt to raise safety standards and reduce […]