Hiring A Personal Care Assistant: Arranging Your Own Care
Many people choose to hire a personal assistant or carer for themselves or for a family member, instead of going through an agency to hire care. Hiring a personal assistant can be a tremendous help with living a more independent life, and providing respite for family members who may have previously taken on that carer […]Read More
Storing Vinyl Records in Self-Storage: How To Keep Them Safe
When CDs and mini-discs came along, for a short it looked as if vinyl records were going to be defunct. However, it was more than just nostalgia that revived their popularity. There has been a new-found appreciation for the nuance and texture of sound the format offers. In this guide we’ll cover everything you need to […]Read More
Can You Take a Mobility Scooter on a Train?
Train travel is one of the most comfortable and pleasurable ways to travel- especially if you have mobility issues. Train operators are legally required to be accessible to all passengers; however, their policies for transporting mobility scooters can vary. This article clarifies the rules about mobility scooters on trains, factors to consider, and a few […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Carers Support For Mental Health
Between Covid-19, Brexit, the climate and the cost-of-living crisis, the last few years have been a testing time for all of us- and none more so than our nation’s carers. Our recent carer’s mental health survey could not have been more emphatic with its findings: “Your health is your wealth”, as the saying goes, and […]Read More
Which Healthcare Tasks Are Covered By Direct Payments Insurance?
Carers may be required to carry out a range of different healthcare tasks, depending on the needs of the person they are providing care for. Therefore all healthcare tasks are included as standard in our policies as we understand the importance of needing to be covered for every eventuality. If you are looking for insurance […]Read More
Discover Who is Responsible for End of Tenancy Cleaning
Whether you are a tenant worried about receiving your deposit back, or a landlord looking to establish your rights and obligations, the question of end-of-tenancy cleaning and whose responsibility this factor lies with is an important issue to ensure all parties are clear on. It’s enough of a chore to clean up after yourself, let […]Read More
Personal Independence Payment: What You Need to Know
Benefits offer a vital lifeline to people affected with disabilities, illnesses or mobility issues, providing the means to maintain a greater sense of independence and freedom. In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and how you can claim it. In the UK, people affected by a disability, […]Read More
1 in 2 Mobility Scooter Users Have Received No Training
A shocking number of mobility scooter users (48%) have been given no training for their scooter, despite over 75% of drivers owning their scooter for at least one year, new research exclusively commissioned by Surewise has just found. Just 12% of mobility scooters sought out training for themselves, while 40% were given mobility scooter training […]Read More
How Long Do Mobility Scooter Batteries Last?
Your mobility scooter likely gives you a great amount of independence for day-to-day activities. It can be a huge hassle, then, to go to switch on your scooter one morning only to discover your mobility scooter battery is completely flat! In this guide, we’ll cover the different types of mobility scooter batteries, how long they […]Read More
Simple Tips to Adjust a New Wheelchair to Your Needs
Wheelchairs are much more than a vehicle to get people with mobility issues and disabilities from A to B; they are a precious lifeline to more independence. They allow users to maintain your freedom and go about your daily tasks in more comfort. As time goes on, users begin to feel in tune with their […]Read More
How to Pack Your Clothes for Storage
Are you preparing to put your clothing into storage? Follow these tips to ensure your clothes stay fresh and ready for wearing, and avoid pests, mildew, and improper storage from ruining them.Read More
Does Home Insurance Cover My Boiler?
Your boiler is one of the most commonly used appliances in the home – and during the winter, one of the most essential items in your home to keep you and your family warm. It’s no surprise, then, that your boiler can also be among the most vulnerable to breakdown. So in that event, will […]Read More
Carers Winter Checklist
In this guide, we’ve created an eight point winter checklist for carers to help you provide better care, as well as staying healthy and looking after your own well-being. With winter just around the corner, it’s an important time of the year to be extra vigilant about your own health as a carer. Viruses and […]Read More
Do You Need Home Insurance When Renting?
Do you need insurance when renting? And if so, what type of insurance cover do you need? In this guide, we’ll cover contents insurance, renters insurance, and help you decide what kind of home insurance policy is the best choice for you. The proportion of people living in a rented home in Britain has doubled […]Read More
How to Get Rid of Roof Moss
Depending on who you talk to, roof moss or algae is either a serious problem for UK roofs or absolutely nothing to worry about. In September 2012, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) went so far as to say that “moss on roof tiles is rarely a problem”, adding that it only needs to […]Read More
How To Store Your Mobility Scooter Securely
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 There may come a time when you need to store your mobility scooter for a longer period […]Read More
Storage Insurance For Seasonal Business Owners
Business owners will often find that their demand increases around certain seasons. This can mean a sudden urgency to order more stock, take on more staff, and fulfill additional orders – often before a certain deadline, such as Christmas day.This article covers the benefits of self-storage and storage insurance for seasonal business owners looking to […]Read More
6 Tips to Using Your Mobility Scooter Safely this Winter
Winter can present a number of hazards for mobility scooter users, and keeping safe requires more care and planning than ever. When you’re out and about running errands this winter, keep our tips below in mind to make sure you’re staying safe when you’re tackling the cold. Avoiding Ice Driving when the roads are covered in […]Read More
Surewise Becomes a Founding Member of The Care Workers’ Charity £500 Challenge
We are proud to be a Founding Member of the £500 Challenge – a fundraising campaign launchedby The Care Workers’ Charity encouraging businesses across the adult social care sector to committo an annual donation of £500, the same as an average grant they award to a care workerexperiencing financial hardship. Social care is experiencing a […]Read More
Electric Cars and Accessibility: What Disabled Drivers Need to Know
This article will look at the potential challenges the shift to electric vehicles will entail for drivers with accessibility requirements and what potential solutions are at hand (or will need to be found). The phase-out of petrol and diesel car sales in 2030 means the vast majority of UK drivers will be behind the wheel […]Read More
Concerts For Carers: Everything You Need To Know
The last few years have highlighted the tireless and invaluable work that NHS and carers do. Concert For Carers was set up to show them our gratitude, while promoting the mental health and well-being of those who work so selflessly to give us help when we need it the most. This article will tell you […]Read More
Can You Run A Business From A Storage Unit?
Can you run a business from a storage unit? In short, it depends. Here are a few businesses ideal for running from a storage unit.Read More
Are Homeowners Turning to Self-Storage for More Space Amid Rising Mortgage Rates?
The global cost of living crisis is having a catastrophic impact on millions of people, from rising energy bills and record-high fuel prices, to skyrocketing mortgage rates putting many people’s house research on hold. New research has revealed that 72% of homeowners in North England are avoiding moving home due to increasing mortgage rates, with […]Read More