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Spring Has Sprung

  Daylight saving time has ended, the clocks go forward on the 25th March and we’re looking forward to longer and (hopefully) sunnier days. After the cold and dark winter months, a refreshing and crisp new start is just what we need to dust away the winter cobwebs. To celebrate the start of spring, we’ve […]

Mother’s Day Activities

This Sunday, we’re celebrating Mother’s Day to show our appreciation for our mums, grandmas and other special women in our lives. Luckily, the snow is clearing up enough now just in time to plan a day trip or activity on Mothering Sunday, so we’ve picked our top ideas for you to treat her to. 1. […]

Staying Warm & Well This Winter

With the “beast from the East” heading in from Russia, temperatures are set to drop to minus and snow is on the forecast. It’s important to keep your heating to at least 18 degrees and stay topped up on hot foods and drinks. If you are heading outside, don’t forget to grab the gloves, hat […]

Pancake Day Tips & Tricks

We love Shrove Tuesday, not just for the pancakes, but because it means that Easter & Spring are on their way! If you’re thinking of whipping up some tasty pancakes today, take a look at our tips and tricks (with some tried and tested suggestions from the team) for smooth flipping and even some delicious […]

5 Accessible Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is here soon, so it’s time to get thinking of romantic date ideas for you and your loved one. Whilst your loved one is obviously the most important aspect of your date, it’s also important to consider the accessibility of where you want to go. A restaurant that has a wheelchair ramp is […]

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

The week of Monday 22 – Sunday 28th January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week supported by Jo’s Trust, the aim of the campaign to create awareness of the disease and encourage women over the age of 25 to attend their potentially life-saving cervical screenings, which 75% of cervical cancers are prevented by. 1 in 4 women don’t […]

Young Carers Awareness Day

The 25th January is Young Carers Awareness Day, which highlights and raises awareness for the 700,000 young carers across the UK who are currently caring for a sick or disabled family member. Carers Trust is leading the way in getting carers the support they desperately need. A survey taken by the charity found that 80% […]

What is the concept of “Blue Monday”?

While there is no science behind “Blue Monday” and it may be an old marketing ploy that was made up, this doesn’t mean that winter blues aren’t real and we all know that depression doesn’t care what day it is, that any day of the year can be difficult. Many charities are reclaiming the day […]

10 Ways to Cope with Chronic Pain

  Today’s post comes from Alice Garr, who writes about her life with chronic pain over on her blog Notebook And Glasses. Alice very kindly contributed her top 10 tips on coping with chronic pain to be featured on our blog, along with her experiences living with her condition. Thanks again to Alice for her […]

Our Top Products for Sight and Hearing Loss

If you or someone you know is living with sight or hearing loss, it’s essential that you have the right equipment and assistance to help you with your daily life. There are many different products to aid you at home, some of which are simple but highly effective solutions to any difficulties you may have […]