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Do Home Renovations Affect Your Home Insurance Policy?

Do Home Renovations Affect Your Home Insurance Policy? Renovating your home can be a cost-effective decision as opposed to moving, but it can come with added stress and pressure with the risk that something beyond your control could go wrong.  The number of people who moved house in 2017 more than halved compared to ten […]

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3 Steps To Disinfect Your Mobility Scooter and Stay Healthy

In this article, we’ve focused on some common-sense ways to keep your mobility scooter clean and bacteria-free. A general multi-surface cleaner is safe to use on your mobility scooter. It is recommended as with any cleaning solution, that you test a small area first in case of discolouration. Many cleaning solutions have the ability to […]

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Is My Mobility Equipment Covered By My Home Insurance Policy?

If you are a wheelchair user or have mobility issues, it makes sense to want to adapt your home to make your daily routine as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Aids such as stairlifts, bathroom hoists, widened doorways etc can all have a great positive impact on day-to-day life, but are these aids and adaptions […]

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How A Mobility Scooter Could Benefit Your Life

Thinking about investing in a mobility scooter? You wouldn’t be alone – it’s thought that around 350,000 mobility devices are used in the UK, with around 80,000 scooters sold every year. Here at Surewise.com, we’ve seen firsthand how a mobility scooter can transform a person’s life for the better. The up-front cost of the scooter […]

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Why You Need To Keep Your Home Insurance Up-To-Date

How long ago did you first take out your home insurance policy? 5 years ago? 10 years ago? More..? It’s likely that what was correct for your insurance back then has changed over time – whether that’s due to renovations you’ve had carried out around the home, or simply due to the contents of your […]

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Does working from home affect my home insurance?

Does working from home affect my home insurance? Over the past year, many people have found themselves working from home more than ever before. Businesses and organisations have had to rapidly adapt to new working conditions due to the COVID-19 lockdown, and that means employees have also had to quickly carve out a home office […]

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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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6 Common Central Heating Pump Breakdowns

Indicators of central heating pump problem If your central heating system displays any of the problem signs listed below, it is likely that the central heating pump in your boiler is not working as effectively as it should. Poor heating performance – central heating system taking longer than usual to heat or not heating as […]

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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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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 to […]

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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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