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What Support are You Entitled to as a Carer?

A carer is someone who regularly cares for a person who is unable to take care of themselves or do some everyday tasks independently due to an illness or disability. Many carers do not see themselves as such, as they are often a spouse, parent or daughter, or close friend or relative helping a loved […]

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How to Give Carers the Support They Need

If you’ve been reading the news lately, you may have seen that a report was recently published showing that the number of carers in the UK is on the rise – with the population of unpaid carers swelling to 7 million. It has become increasingly clear that carers do not receive the support they need to […]

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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 sudden influx of holidays (Halloween, BonFire night, Christmas, New Year…) can significantly increase the demands on your business for more stock and equipment. So, how do you […]

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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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Just 8% Of Carers Feel They Have Sufficient Breaks From Caring

Just 8% of carers feel that they currently recieve sufficient breaks from caring, according to new figures released by the national charity, Carers UK. One-third of carers said they would use a break from caring to attend their own medical appointments, while more than 50% of the carers interviewed (52%) said they would use their break to be able to see other family and friends.

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Carer’s Allowance: A Total Guide

 As a carer, it can be difficult at times to know exactly what types of support you are entitled to. It is estimated that there could be up to 440,00 people missing out on Carer’s Allowance in the UK, which equates to around £1.5billion worth of benefits. Below, we’ve provided a complete guide to what […]

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Charities Call For Stricter Regulations On Mobility Scooters

Charities Call For Stricter Regulations On Mobility Scooters Mobility scooters were back in the headlines this month with a number of influential road charities calling for tighter restrictions on mobility scooter users, particularly scooters used on pavements. IAM Roadsmart, a leaving driver awareness group in the UK, suggests that those caught committing offences such as […]

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What Does Home Insurance Cover?

What Does Home Insurance Cover? Home insurance is not currently a legal requirement in the UK, but it does provide protection for your home and it’s contents against a number of circumstances, including natural disasters, damage, and theft. If you are a homeowner, your mortgage provider may require that you take out a building insurance […]

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Self-Storage for Businesses: Benefits, Considerations, and Tips

Self-storage isn’t just for people looking for a place to put old furniture and gardening equipment cluttering up the garage. It’s also an efficient solution for businesses in need of additional space to archive documents and office equipment. Below, we’ve highlighted some key benefits of self-storage for businesses, some key considerations to take into account, […]

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Carers Week 2019 Round-Up & Our Malteser Challenge

Carers Week was held this year from the 10th to the 16th June, with over 100 pledges to help raise awareness for carers across the UK. From centres giving carers a day off, to coffee mornings, art shows, and brunches, this has been a fantastic opportunity for carers to come together and get the support […]

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How Long Do Mobility Scooter Batteries Last?

How Long Do Mobility Scooter Batteries Last? There are three main types of mobility scooter batteries: Sealed Lead Acid (also known as AGM) – This battery type is best for occasional users as it produces fewer cycles. This does mean, however, that it also tends to be the cheapest option. Gel cell – Recommended for […]

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Your Total Mobility Scooter Buying Guide | Maintaining Your Scooter

Your Total Mobility Scooter Buying Guide | Maintaining Your Scooter Buying a mobility scooter can be life-changing for many people, giving you an entirely new level of independence to move around your neighbourhood without additional assistance. With so much to gain, it only makes sense that you’ll want to do your research to make sure […]

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6 Benefits of Owning a Mobility Scooter

A mobility scooter is a big investment for many people, so it’s understandable that you want to be sure you need one before committing to buying a mobility scooter for yourself. There is a huge range of benefits to owning a mobility scooter, and many people find that owning their mobility scooter provides more opportunities […]

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