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Jul 05

Disability Pay Gap Reaches Highest Level Since 2013

Matthew

In 2017, the average hourly pay for disabled people was £9.90, while non-disabled workers made £11.40. This is according to a new report from the TUC, finding that the disability pay gap has now risen to its highest level in five years – peaking at 15 per cent. The study also found that disabled people […]

Jun 28

Squeezed-Middle Pay Up To £10k A Year For Elderly Parents

Matthew

After years of providing financial support for their children, elderly people now need monetary assistance of their own, according to a report commissioned by health insurer Beneden. Its Tipping Point survey found that those in their 50s, 60s and 70s are paying up to £10,000 a year to help their parents out, with more than […]

Jun 27

Need A New Bath? Make Sure You Consider Safety

Matthew

When you look at home renovation magazines or scroll through social media for inspiration on how to renovate your bathroom, you’re likely to see a lot of freestanding bathtubs. However, while these look incredibly stylish, they’re actually highly impractical. A recent article for Treehugger – which noted that it was International Bath Day on 14th […]

May 25

Renovating? Think About How To Future-Proof Your Home

Matthew

If you’re getting started on a home renovation project, you should be thinking about how long you plan to remain in your property and whether it’s worth making changes that will ensure it remains suitable as your needs change. This is the opinion of designer Kevin McCloud, who told the Express that it’s more important […]

May 14

Older People With Moderate Needs Waiting Longer For Care

Matthew

Older people with what are termed ‘moderate needs’ – such as those who could be at risk of a fall or of becoming malnourished – are waiting too long to receive the care and support they need. The Independent highlighted the findings of a report by the Commons Public Account Committee (PAC), which stated that […]

May 02

Empty Nesters Improving Homes Rather Than Moving

Matthew

More and more people are choosing to stay put when their children move out of home rather than downsizing. That’s the finding of a survey by Lloyds Bank, which revealed that 45 per cent of empty nesters in the UK are not intending to move, but instead plan to stay where they are and make […]

Apr 26

How To Design A Home That Adapts As You Age

Matthew

With people moving home less frequently than in the past there is a need for properties that can adapt as we age, ensuring that we’re able to continue living in the same homes well into our old age. The Daily Mail has highlighted an exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington DC, which explores […]

Apr 18

Britain’s Pain Hotspots Revealed

Matthew

When you suffer from joint, back or neck pain, then everyday tasks can be a real problem – meaning installing an easy access shower could make a huge difference to your day to day life. You may have examined all the reasons why you suffer such pain, but have you ever considered that your location […]

Apr 17

Number Of Carers Of The Elderly ‘To Jump To 6.6m By 2023’

Matthew

There could be as many as four million people caring for an elderly loved one up to eight hours a week in the UK, with this figure set to grow to 6.6 million in the next five years. This is according to a survey by home insurance provider Neos, reported in the Daily Express, which […]

Apr 04

Sport England Launches Campaign To Keep Elderly Active

Matthew

More elderly people might start improving their health, strength, flexibility and activity levels due to a campaign Sport England has launched to help the over-55s stay fit for longer. The group has unveiled its Active Ageing fund to encourage elderly people to get moving, so they can prevent illness till later in life. The Telegraph […]

Mar 26

‘Don’t Put Style Before Safety’ In the Home

Matthew

Many people might put off having a walk-in shower bath installed because they are worried it might not look good in their home, but these days there is plenty of choice to suit all tastes. There is no excuse to put style before safety, which US website The Daily Commercial says is responsible for many […]

Mar 21

Many Dementia Patients Wait Years For Diagnosis

Matthew

There is a huge disparity between the care of dementia sufferers around the country, with people in some areas having to wait years to be given a diagnosis. The Alzheimer’s Society revealed research that looked at dementia detection across England and found many GPs are reluctant to give elderly people a label and, therefore, fail […]

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