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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 […]

Sep 16

Have You Heard Of The Motability Scheme?

Matthew

Those of you who’ve made the decision to renovate your home to adapt to your changing physical needs, such as by installing half height shower doors or similar, may also find that there comes a time when you need a bit of a helping hand outside the house as well. Luckily, there’s a Motability Scheme […]

Sep 11

Majority Of People Happy To Adapt Homes

Matthew

It’s understandable that the majority of us want to stay in our own homes as we get older. Luckily, there is a range of modifications you can make should your mobility worsen as you age, and many people are happy to make these alterations if it means they don’t have to move. A survey by […]

Aug 13

How To Cope With Caregiver Fear

Matthew

Have you heard of the term caregiver fear? It refers to the anxiety and worry a person can feel when they become a carer for a loved one. According to Drugwatch, one of the most common ways in which it manifests is through the caregiver asking themselves a lot of ‘what if’ questions. These questions […]

Jul 27

Arthritis Sufferers ‘Missing Out’ On Home Adaptations

Matthew

If you’re suffering from something like arthritis, home adaptations such as bath lifts aren’t a luxury, they’re a necessity. The UK’s social care system does support a range of adaptations that can be carried out for arthritis sufferers, however, the majority of people haven’t been made aware of this, according to Home Care. According to […]

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 […]

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