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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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Tackling Winter Pressures As A Carer

Winter can bring multiple added pressures for carers. Not only is the festive season an added financial (and time) burden, but winter can also put the elderly more at risk, putting added pressure on carers and the NHS. With the added challenge of COVID-19 this year, many carers may be looking at the approaching colder […]

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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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