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Another Storage Unit Fire Highlights Lack of Insurance

The consequences of fire, flooding, and other natural disasters can be devastating for anyone who has entrusted their possessions to a self storage facility. In 2019, we reported on three storage facility fires in as many years in the UK, highlighting the importance of thoroughly vetting any facility you use and taking the steps necessary […]

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Hiring A Self-Employed Carer: What You Need to Know

A self-employed carer can be an excellent choice if you or a loved one is struggling to cope at home and needs additional assistance and support for their safety and independence. Employing a carer for help around the home is a popular choice to enable those in need of care to continue living in surroundings […]

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Mobility Scooter Accessibility on Public Transport

At the end of 2020, a new mobility scooter permit scheme was rolled out by National Rail after a successful trial. The scheme is set to be rolled out to 21 routes and 140 stations across the National Rail network, with the aim of making rail travel more accessible for elderly and disabled passengers using […]

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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 Become a Self-Employed Carer

Becoming a carer is a very rewarding career path, and a very vital one, too. As a carer, you will help improve others’ quality of life and provide a key service to those in need.  Making the decision to become a self-employed carer means you can do just that, in a way that works better […]

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Do Retirement Flats Need Home Insurance?

Home insurance is designed for all types of property, but if you live in a retirement flat, do you need this type of insurance? In short, it depends! There are several things to consider about home insurance for retirement flats and apartments. Below, we explain some of the main factors.  What does home insurance cover?  Home […]

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Tips for Using Self-Storage When Travelling Abroad

Planning on an adventure in the near future? These days, long-term travel is becoming a feasible option for many more people. With the rise of working online meaning people no longer need to be tied to one particular location, many people are embracing the major benefits remote working has to offer – with the ability […]

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How To Spot A Scam: A Guide For Carers

Carers often work with the people most vulnerable to being victims of scams, and so being able to identify the work of fraudsters and protect those you care for is a useful skill. Scams and frauds are, sadly, quite commonplace and they are getting more and more commonplace as well as convincing by the day.  […]

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Over 80s Home Insurance: What To Consider

Whether you still live at home or in a warden-patrolled residence, home insurance is something to consider no matter your circumstances. If you aren’t sure whether you need it, this guide will take you through just what home insurance is and how it can help you. if you’re over 80. What is home insurance?  Home […]

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Assistive Technology and How It Could Promote More Independent Living

Assistive Technology is the overall term used for products and services that enable disabled people to become more independent. The Equality Act 2010 recognises assistive technology as a ‘reasonable adjustment’ that should be made available to prevent discrimination against the elderly and those with a physical or mental disability. Assistive Technology covers a wide range […]

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Do Home Renovations Affect Your Home Insurance Policy?

Do Home Renovations Affect Your Home Insurance Policy? Renovating your home can be a cost-effective decision as opposed to moving, but it can come with added stress and pressure with the risk that something beyond your control could go wrong.  The number of people who moved house in 2017 more than halved compared to ten […]

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How To Disinfect Your Mobility Scooter To Keep Safe

It looks like we are finally emerging from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but many more vulnerable people are understandably still concerned about staying safe and protected from the virus that has put everyone’s lives on hold for more than a year now. As the UK begins to open back up, it’s understandable that […]

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Is My Mobility Equipment Covered By My Home Insurance Policy?

If you are a wheelchair user or have mobility issues, it makes sense to want to adapt your home to make your daily routine as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Aids such as stairlifts, bathroom hoists, widened doorways etc can all have a great positive impact on day-to-day life, but are these aids and adaptions […]

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How A Mobility Scooter Could Benefit Your Life

Thinking about investing in a mobility scooter? You wouldn’t be alone – it’s thought that around 350,000 mobility devices are used in the UK, with around 80,000 scooters sold every year. Here at Surewise.com, we’ve seen firsthand how a mobility scooter can transform a person’s life for the better. The up-front cost of the scooter […]

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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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Does working from home affect my home insurance?

Does working from home affect my home insurance? Over the past year, many people have found themselves working from home more than ever before. Businesses and organisations have had to rapidly adapt to new working conditions due to the COVID-19 lockdown, and that means employees have also had to quickly carve out a home office […]

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Is Home Insurance Cheaper Because of the Pandemic?

The past year has been tough in a lot of ways, with the way we live our lives changing completely for millions of people. One silver lining that appears to have arisen as a result of lockdown, however, is a drop in home insurance premiums. A study by Consumer Intelligence found that home premiums have […]

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A Guide to Home Insurance & Working From Home

Working from home & your home insurance policy: what you need to know Now more than ever, people are swapping out busy commutes and long days at the office with longer lay ins and innovative home office setups. Perhaps you’ve worked from home for years, or perhaps the events of the past year have meant […]

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

Anytime you are thinking about applying for a new benefit you think you may be entitled to, it is a sensible idea to first make sure that you are clear on how receiving that additional financial support will affect any other benefits or government payments you already receive. An article we really recently shared on […]

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How to Become a Registered Carer

There are a number of benefits to becoming a registered carer, including providing you with access to more support and information to help you in your day-to-day role. Here, we’ve covered everything you need to know about becoming a registered carer.

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Respite for Carers: How to Get a Break

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.

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How COVID-19 Impacted the Self-Storage Industry in 2020

Whilst a lot of industries that are predominantly property-based have seen occupancy and rents affected by the impact of COVD-19 over the past year, surprisingly, the self-storage industry has bucked the trend and seen a growth in both occupancy and revenue. In a report by the Self Storage Association UK, it has been documented that […]

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Hiring A Personal Care Assistant? What You Need To Know

Hiring a personal care assistant (PCA) can help you to live independently in your own home and make difficult tasks more manageable. For many people living with a disability, illness, or in need of support for daily tasks, making the decision to hire additional help for their day-to-day needs can be a big decision. Whether […]

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Why Should Carers Have Insurance?

Carers play an important part in the community and make a huge difference in people’s lives.  From assisting someone with mobility issues getting out of bed and helping them with their personal care and medication, to running everyday tasks such as shopping and preparing meals, the role of a carer is varied and unceasing. Carers […]

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