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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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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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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 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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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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