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How Can The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme Help During COVID19?

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard scheme has increased in popularity in recent years, providing a subtle yet clear way to indicate a need for additional assistance and support when out and about. What is the Hidden Disabilities scheme? The Sunflower Lanyard provides a discreet symbol that the wearer has a hidden disability, and therefore may […]

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Carer’s Allowance & State Pensions: What You Need To Know

An article we really recently shared on our Facebook page, published by This Is Money, covered a query from a reader on why she was no longer entitled to Carer’s Allowance now she was receiving her state pension. As this article sparked some debate on social media, below we’ve dived into exactly what you need […]

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6 Self-Storage Tips For First Time Users

Are you considering renting a storage unit for your belongings? Self-storage can be a great option for numerous reasons. Maybe you’re downsizing, maybe you just need a space to store some items short-term (or long-term), perhaps you’re about to go travelling or attend university, or maybe you have a different reason altogether. These self-storage tips […]

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Research Finds Lack Of Social Care Support Is Affecting Staff Productivity

A recent survey from Carers UK has revealed that two in three employers would like more support for care services in order to keep their staff at work – with the majority of employers agreeing that the current shortage of care services is affecting the health and productivity of staff. Regarding the research findings, Helen […]

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Staying Safe When Travelling After COVID-19 If You Have A Disability

As of 4th July, the government began to lift restrictions on travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Slowly but surely, businesses are re-opening, public transport is more accessible, and travelling into work is an option. The Government has also adjusted current social distancing guidelines to 1-metre for hospitality settings. Although the lifting of these restrictions […]

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Why Do You Need Mobility Scooter Insurance?

Mobility scooter insurance isn’t a legal requirement in the UK, so as a mobility scooter user you may be wondering…is insurance really worth it? In short, yes – and we’re not just saying that because we provide the insurance! There are so many benefits to owning a mobility scooter. It can be literally life changing […]

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Our ‘Neon Day’ Fundraising Challenge For Carers Week

This year, Carers Week ran between 8 – 12th June. Carers Week dedicated to raising awareness, support, and spreading more information about the obstacles and challenges unpaid carers face in our society. The theme for this year’s Carers Week was “making carers visible”, and so for our activity to help raise awareness this year, the […]

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How Can You Get Involved In Carers Week 2020 (8 – 14th June)?

This year, Carers Week takes place from the 8 – 14th June. Now more than ever, the importance of acknowledging the hard work and sacrifices carers make every day is abundantly clear. What is carers week? Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise […]

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The Surewise Marathon: 26.2 Miles & £520 Raised For Carers UK

Taking part in the 2.6 challenge, our team decided on the Surewise marathon: a collective effort to raise money for Carers UK and run the equivalent of a marathon between us! Taking part in the 2.6 Challenge Last Saturday 26th April, the London Marathon was supposed to go ahead. Thousands of people who had put […]

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How To Store Your Mobility Scooter For Extended Periods

Find out how to store your mobility scooter correctly to keep the scooter and battery in top condition when in storage for an extended period of time. You can download a free pdf version of this guide, here Earlier this week, the Government issued new guidelines advising those at increased risk of severe illness from […]

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Coronavirus Support & Advice For Carers

This article is updated regularly to reflect new government updates and guidance for carers regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Please read our breakdown of current guidance for direct payment users. Updates and new guidance are constantly being issued currently for carers and personal assistants putting themselves at risk during the coronavirus pandemic. The current advise given […]

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Latest Coronavirus Guidance For Direct Payment Users

On Tuesday 21st April, the government released their latest official guidance for people who receive direct payments through their personal budgets, as well as for providers who deliver carer via direct payments. This guidance aims to shelp slow the transmission of the coronavirus (COVD-19) outbreak and takes into account the latest Public Health England (PHE) […]

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Can You Still Use Self-Storage During The Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak?

Are storage units still open in the UK? Can you access yours? What safety precautions should you be taking? We’ve answered all your questions here. When it comes to self-storage units in the UK, we’ve had a look into the announcements made by the biggest facilities across the country to keep you fully updated about […]

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How To Look After Your Well-Being & Stay Connected When In Self-Isolation

As of Monday 23rd March, Boris Johnson and the Conservative government brought in new measures in an attempt to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the UK. Those new measures are, in a nutshell, to stay home. Other advice includes: Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be […]

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Coronavirus Advice for Direct Payment Service Users

As you’re aware, COVID-19 is currently disrupting lives across the United Kingdom, Europe, and the globe. We have created this guide of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ to assist you during this anxious and uncertain period. Please do not hesitate to visit our help centre if you would prefer to speak with someone regarding the below information. […]

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A Complete Mobility Scooter Safety Guide

Mobility scooters can change people’s lives, giving people with limited mobility a new lease of freedom and independence, as well as a host of other benefits. However, it’s essential that you understand how to use your scooter safely in order to stay safe and get the most out of it. Along with this post, we […]

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Coronavirus Advice For Carers & Those Who Need Care

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) across the world has made it clear that elderly and vulnerable people are most at risk. If you are worried that you or someone you know may be at risk, the NHS has set up a coronavirus helpline to offer advice and inform you where to go if it […]

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Hiring A Personal Care Assistant? What You Need To Know.

Hiring a carer – often referred to as a personal assistant or private carer – can help you to live independently in your own home and make difficult more tasks more manageable. Whether you are using direct payments to hire a personal assistant for your care needs, or using your own money, there are certain […]

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Working as an IT Junior with Surewise!

Surewise.com is on the lookout for an IT Support Engineer & Junior Developer to join our team based in our Head Office in Hadleigh, Essex. This is an incredible opportunity for someone with a passion for technology to start or develop their early career in IT. You will have guided, hands-on experience in Web Development, […]

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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 know about Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and how […]

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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 daughter, or close friend or relative helping a loved […]

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