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Types of Self-Storage Facilities Available in the UK

Self-storage units come in various forms, each with its advantages and disadvantages. If you’ve been thinking about hiring a storage unit, it can be helpful to first decide what type of facility best suits your needs in order to save money, get the right insurance, and most importantly, keep your belongings safe. The types of […]

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Sports & Exercise For Wheelchair Users

Physical activity can help control weight, improve mental health, and lower the risk for early death, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. Physical activity can also improve mental health by reducing depression and anxiety. A significant factor can be awareness of what is available. Luckily, wheelchair sports have become much more accessible in […]

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When Is The Most Popular Time To Move Home?

Moving home is a unique mixture of excitement and stress. The anticipation of a new chapter in your life, and the reality of all that packing and unpacking. The average person in the UK will move 8 times in their lifetime. This article has researched the most popular seasons and times to move home, plus […]

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Moving House is Stressful: Why Self-Storage Can Help

With the UK’s house prices falling and 12% of 18-34 year olds in the UK expected to downsize next year in the face of rising rents, the inevitable stresses of moving homes will be facing many of us. Self-storage can be a real lifesaver when that time comes. Here’s why… Self-storage can make your home […]

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How To Prevent Mobility Scooter Theft

Mobility scooters offer a vital lifeline to anyone struggling with their mobility. It seems staggering that anyone would stoop so low as to steal them and deprive their owners of this precious means of independence, but mobility scooter theft is becoming increasingly common- with more than 23,000 reported stolen over the last 18 months. The […]

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How to Deal with a Water Leak

Seeing water suddenly start dripping from your ceiling during a particularly torrential bout of rain is never a welcome sight, but the good news is the sooner you spot a water leak, the sooner you can get it fixed!

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Student Contents Insurance: Your Options

In this guide, we’ll cover how to get student contents insurance that fits within your budget, what options are available to you, and other student insurance options you may want to consider. Additionally, we’ll explain what a student contents insurance policy will cover and why it is important to insure your possessions at university. How […]

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Why You Need To Keep Your Home Insurance Up-To-Date

How long ago did you first take out your home insurance policy? 5 years ago? 10 years ago? More..? It’s likely that what was correct for your insurance back then has changed over time – whether that’s due to renovations you’ve had carried out around the home, or simply due to the contents of your […]

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Mobility Scooters, Road Tax and VAT Exemption

The transition from paper licence discs to Automatic Number Plate Recognition posed several questions for drivers- not least for owners of less ‘traditional’ vehicles, such as mobility scooters. Do you need a driving licence for a mobility scooter? According to Gov.uk: You do not need a licence to drive a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair, […]

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Hiring A Personal Care Assistant: Arranging Your Own Care

Many people choose to hire a personal assistant or carer for themselves or for a family member, instead of going through an agency to hire care. Hiring a personal assistant can be a tremendous help with living a more independent life, and providing respite for family members who may have previously taken on that carer […]

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Storing Vinyl Records in Self-Storage: How To Keep Them Safe

When CDs and mini-discs came along, for a short it looked as if vinyl records were going to be defunct. However, it was more than just nostalgia that revived their popularity. There has been a new-found appreciation for the nuance and texture of sound the format offers. In this guide we’ll cover everything you need to […]

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Can You Take a Mobility Scooter on a Train?

Train travel is one of the most comfortable and pleasurable ways to travel- especially if you have mobility issues. Train operators are legally required to be accessible to all passengers; however, their policies for transporting mobility scooters can vary. This article clarifies the rules about mobility scooters on trains, factors to consider, and a few […]

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5 Packing Tips for Safely Putting Your Belongings into Storage

There could be any number of reasons why you’re thinking about putting some belongings into storage. Perhaps you’re moving house, renovating, or downsizing. Perhaps you’re travelling abroad for a couple of months and need somewhere safe to put your furniture. Maybe you’re a student, or you just have too much clutter in your home that […]

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How To Organize Your Items For Storage For The New Year

With a new year (and another lockdown) in full swing, one great way to pass the time and feel organised for the year ahead is to get your home tidied, clear of clutter, and in order. Maybe you’re just looking for a way to use up the hours you’re shut indoors during lockdown. Maybe you’ve […]

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Carers Support For Mental Health

Between Covid-19, Brexit, the climate and the cost-of-living crisis, the last few years have been a testing time for all of us- and none more so than our nation’s carers.  Our recent carer’s mental health survey could not have been more emphatic with its findings: “Your health is your wealth”, as the saying goes, and […]

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Which Healthcare Tasks Are Covered By Direct Payments Insurance?

Carers may be required to carry out a range of different healthcare tasks, depending on the needs of the person they are providing care for. Therefore all healthcare tasks are included as standard in our policies as we understand the importance of needing to be covered for every eventuality. If you are looking for insurance […]

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Discover Who is Responsible for End of Tenancy Cleaning

Whether you are a tenant worried about receiving your deposit back, or a landlord looking to establish your rights and obligations, the question of end-of-tenancy cleaning and whose responsibility this factor lies with is an important issue to ensure all parties are clear on. It’s enough of a chore to clean up after yourself, let […]

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Personal Independence Payment: What You Need to Know

Benefits offer a vital lifeline to people affected with disabilities, illnesses or mobility issues, providing the means to maintain a greater sense of independence and freedom. In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and how you can claim it. In the UK, people affected by a disability, […]

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1 in 2 Mobility Scooter Users Have Received No Training

A shocking number of mobility scooter users (48%) have been given no training for their scooter, despite over 75% of drivers owning their scooter for at least one year, new research exclusively commissioned by Surewise has just found. Just 12% of mobility scooters sought out training for themselves, while 40% were given mobility scooter training […]

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How Long Do Mobility Scooter Batteries Last?

Your mobility scooter likely gives you a great amount of independence for day-to-day activities. It can be a huge hassle, then, to go to switch on your scooter one morning only to discover your mobility scooter battery is completely flat! In this guide, we’ll cover the different types of mobility scooter batteries, how long they […]

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Simple Tips to Adjust a New Wheelchair to Your Needs

Wheelchairs are much more than a vehicle to get people with mobility issues and disabilities from A to B; they are a precious lifeline to more independence. They allow users to maintain your freedom and go about your daily tasks in more comfort. As time goes on, users begin to feel in tune with their […]

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How to Pack Your Clothes for Storage

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.

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Does Home Insurance Cover My Boiler?

Your boiler is one of the most commonly used appliances in the home – and during the winter, one of the most essential items in your home to keep you and your family warm. It’s no surprise, then, that your boiler can also be among the most vulnerable to breakdown. So in that event, will […]

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