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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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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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Blue Badge Parking Rules: Everything You Need To Know

What is the Blue Badge scheme? Since 2000, people with severe walking disabilities have been granted a Blue Badge from the Government via their local Council to allow them, or their designated driver, to park closer to shops and other public places such as government offices, libraries and hospitals. The Blue Badge Permit isn’t assigned […]

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Government Set to Scrap the EU Vnuk Insurance Law

The Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, confirmed this week that the EU Vnuk law will not be a part of the UK now that we have left the EU. On the decision, Mr Shapps said, ‘We have always disagreed with this over-the-top law that would only do one thing – hit the pockets […]

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Carer’s Allowance: A Total Guide

Carer’s Allowance is a benefit available to people spending 35 hours or more a week providing care to someone with a disability. It is the main benefit available to carer’s, and you may be eligible for it even if you don’t officially think of yourself as a carer.  It can be difficult at times to […]

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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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How To Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

For many people in the UK, the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme offers a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel. For the elderly and vulnerable members of our society who have shielded for almost an entire year now, the vaccine offers protection from a virus that has taken so many. For […]

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Disability News Round-Up 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented time for the entire world. The spread of coronavirus from country to country and the necessity for strict measures such as lockdowns, shielding, social distancing, and self-isolation has meant that for many of us, 2020 has introduced a completely new reality. For people dealing with disabilities and mobility issues, the […]

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Storage Insurance For Seasonal Business Owners

This article covers the benefits of self-storage and storage insurance for seasonal business owners looking to save costs on storage space. When you manage a seasonal business, the holiday season is a time of year that can significantly increase the demands on your business for more stock and equipment. While of course this is good […]

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7 Reasons Why Your Boiler is Leaking Water

Anyone who’s had to deal with a leaking boiler before will know how frustrating this problem can be, and unfortunately, there can be a wide number of reasons for why your boiler is actually leaking in the first place. We’ve covered some of the most likely reasons here. The three most commonly installed boilers in […]

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How to Give Carers the Support They Need

Now more than ever, carers across the UK are reaching breaking point. It’s thought that in 2020, an additional 4.5 million people became unpaid carers to support family and friends affected by the coronavirus pandemic. With the end of the year approaching and no clear end in sight – even with the Pfizer//BioNTech vaccine approved […]

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Unpaid Carers Have Saved the UK Over £135bn During the Pandemic

A study of over 5,700 people by YouGov during October and November recently released it’s findings that unpaid carers have saved UK taxpayers £135bn during the coronavirus pandemic in unpaid carer. To put this into perspective, these savings equate to a whopping £530m per day of the crisis throughout 2020. Calls for more support Understandably, […]

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How Bluetooth & GSM Could Protect Your Mobility Scooter From Theft

In the past couple of years, bluetooth and GSM tracking has grown tremendously. No longer being an expensive add-on to gadgets out of reach for most of us, trackers are coming down in price to make keeping tabs on your valuable possessions easier than ever. In this article, we’ll be looking into exactly what bluetooth […]

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How To Adapt Your Home For Wheelchair Use

If you are a wheelchair user, you will probably already relate to how difficult it can be to navigate the typical home in your wheelchair. From large items of furniture creating sharp corners and tiny corridors to worktops simply being inaccessible, it’s not always easy to adapt to your home in your wheelchair. Things to […]

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