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Mar 21

New Homes ‘Should Be Built For All Ages’

Matthew

A poll carried out on behalf of the Centre for Ageing Better has found that 72 per cent of Brits believe all new homes that are built should be designed so that they’re suitable for people of all ages and abilities.z` What’s more, almost half (48 per cent) of those questioned said that they don’t […]

Feb 25

How To Stay Safe In The Bathroom As You Get Older

Matthew

As we get older our mobility can suffer and we can find everyday tasks like showering and using the bathroom a bit more challenging. The good news is that there are a number of things you can do to make it easier and safer whether you’re in the shower or enjoying a soak in your […]

Feb 19

Inaccessible Housing ‘Holding Back Those With Disabilities’

Matthew

More needs to be done to improve the UK’s housing stock and make it more accessible for those with disabilities. That’s the opinion of Samantha Renke, an actress and disability campaigner who has experienced first-hand the difficulties that disabled people face when trying to have independent lives. She wrote for the Metro that she spent […]

Jan 25

Disabled US Vlogger Shines Light On UK Toilet Accessibility Issues

Matthew

While bringing accessibility to your own bathroom, whether that’s disability baths or grab rails, is one thing, outside of the safe space of your own home, it’s clear that the level of accessibility equipment can vary, making what is an essential process less than easy for many with disabilities. While those in the UK may […]

Dec 14

Chores ‘Can Help Dementia Sufferers Maintain Their Identity’

Matthew

If your partner is suffering from dementia, it’s important that you still allow them to be involved in the day-to-day tasks associated with running a home. This is the advice of Dr Gayle Madden, Admiral Nurse Professional and practice development facilitator, who offered some tips to couples who are dealing with a dementia diagnosis or […]

Nov 29

Big Companies Urged To Be More Inclusive

Matthew

The minister for disabled people, health and work has called on big companies around the UK to reveal the numbers of disabled people they have on their payroll, with a new framework launched to encourage firms to report how many staff members have health conditions or disabilities. Sarah Newton has confirmed that there will be […]

Nov 14

Call Made For New Minister For Disabled Children & Families

Matthew

The call has been issued for the appointment of a new minister for disabled children and families in order to ensure that those with disabled children can take advantage of more robust joined-up support. Charity Scope has launched its Now Is The Time campaign, calling on the government to lead the way on this issue, […]

Nov 01

AI Project Could Help Improve Care For Those With Mobility Issues

Matthew

A project that plans to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve care for people with mobility issues has been awarded £865,000 by Innovate UK. Digital Health revealed that the consortium led by Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems (CBAS) is behind the programme, which intends to develop a machine learning system that’s able to analyse the movements of […]

Oct 29

More Work Needed To Adapt UK Homes For Elderly Residents

Matthew

Just seven per cent of the UK’s homes meet basic accessibility needs, a new report has revealed. Research conducted by the Centre for Ageing Better also pointed out that more than 90 per cent of people over the age of 65 live in mainstream housing, rather than specialist retirement properties, in the UK. As a […]

Oct 17

Passenger Assist App Launched By Network Rail

Matthew

Network Rail has launched a new Passenger Assist app in partnership with four train companies – West Midlands Railway, Greater Anglia, London Northeastern Railway and South Western Railway – designed to be more accessible and inclusive. It’s intended to help make it easier for disabled people to travel, as well as less stressful and less […]

Sep 28

Do You Know What Exercises Can Ease Arthritis Symptoms?

Matthew

If you suffer from arthritis you’ll know how painful and frustrating it can be. There are various types of arthritis, with different causes, but the most common in the UK is osteoarthritis. This is caused by a gradual wearing down of the cartilage in the joints, the Express explained, and the newspaper noted that there […]

Sep 18

Old Age Safety Net ‘Dangerously Weak’

Matthew

Older people in the UK are being put at risk because the safety net we expect to be there once we reach a certain age has become dangerously weak, a new report from Age UK has now warned. Estimations from the charity show that there are almost half a million people over the age of […]

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