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Welcome to our blog, your one-stop resource for news, features and resources for living life to the fullest. View our articles on the latest mobility products and features with disability bloggers.

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October 23, 2020

Social Media – A Helpful Guide for The Elderly Part 1

October 23, 2020

Social Media – A Helpful Guide for The Elderly Part 1

It occurred to us that there really isn’t an up to date guide for technology and social media for the elderly. So, we have written one! This is the first part.

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October 20, 2020

A picture of a doctor injecting the flu jab into the arm of a woman

October 20, 2020

The Flu Jab – Why It’s So Important To Get Vaccinated This Year

The flu vaccine and its importance this year. A doctor explains why it’s so important to get yours this year, in 2020.

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October 18, 2020

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October 18, 2020

World Osteoporosis Day – 20 October 2020

This year, World Osteoporosis Day is on 20 October. But what is osteoporosis? Let us explain what the condition is and what you can do to help.

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October 16, 2020

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October 16, 2020

Kitchen Aids That Make Cooking a Breeze

From knives to trolleys to vegetable peelers, kitchen aids can make a huge difference to all our lives. We talk you through some of our favourite products.

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October 14, 2020

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October 14, 2020

Mobility Aids – An Occupational Therapist’s (OT) Point Of View

For this week’s blog, I am writing about mobility aids. There are so many available that it can become a little daunting. So, I hope you find my thoughts and views helpful.

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October 9, 2020

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October 9, 2020

Fancy Pants! Can Dressing Aids Make All Fashion “Purple” Fashion?

Disabilities and mobility issues don’t always mean you can’t wear what you want. Dressing aids expand options and improve independence.

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October 7, 2020

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October 7, 2020

Insights Of An Occupational Therapist (OT)

I was asked to give some insights into my work. I thought the best way for me to share this was by telling you about a case I’ve been involved in.

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October 5, 2020

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October 5, 2020

Witness The Fitness! Staying Active With Limited Mobility Is The Key To Mobility!

The idea of staying active with limited mobility may be daunting, but with many options available, the reality can be easier than you might think.

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October 1, 2020

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October 1, 2020

Intelligent Living: Smart Devices Can Help Us All

Smart devices can help all of us, including those with disabilities, in so many ways — from staying in touch with loved ones and updating carers, to regaining independence. We dive into the details.

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October 1, 2020

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October 1, 2020

Appointments With Your Doctor In The New “Normal”

How can we access healthcare services during a pandemic?

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September 29, 2020

A close-up of Kate Makin – in the distance is a brick wall and some bushes – Kate is looking out at the reader

September 29, 2020

What Is An Occupational Therapist (OT)?

Introducing our resident OT, Kate Makin (BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy)

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September 24, 2020

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September 24, 2020

The Things People Say!

“MS? Ooh, that’s terrible, that is! You’ll end up like a jelly on the floor with that!”

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September 24, 2020

Coronavirus Or A Cold?

September 24, 2020

Coronavirus Or A Cold?

There’s a lot of confusion between the symptoms of normal bugs that everyone gets at this time of year, and the symptoms of coronavirus. So, how do you tell if it is coronavirus or a cold?

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September 23, 2020

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September 23, 2020

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2020

Friday 25 September is the date for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, an annual event hosted by Macmillan Cancer Support. But what happens at the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, and where did it all begin?

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September 22, 2020

The Great British Bake Off Is Back!

September 22, 2020

The Great British Bake Off Is Back!

Tonight at 8pm sees the return of disasters, terrible, ill-conceived ideas collapsing and badly planned things slowly falling apart. But if you don’t want to watch Boris Jonson, then The Great British Bake Off is on Channel 4 at the same time.

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September 22, 2020

An image of the National Fitness Day logo. The words – National – and – Day – are in white, while the word – Fitness – is in yellow

September 22, 2020

National Fitness Day – 23 September 2020 – Fitness Unites

Time To Draw A Line Under Inactivity And Move Forward With A Healthier, Happier You!

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September 19, 2020

World Alzheimer's Day

September 19, 2020

World Alzheimer's Day

September is World Alzheimer’s month and the 21 September is World Alzheimer’s day. This year the theme for World Alzheimer’s month is ‘Let’s Talk About Dementia.’

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September 19, 2020

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September 19, 2020

Style And Sustenance: Why Adapted Cutlery Makes For Easier Mealtimes

Of all the tools humans have invented, cutlery is among the most commonly used. From everyday cutlery to adapted ones, design really is everything.

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September 19, 2020

The logo of the Sense charity including the strapline of –  Connecting sight, sound and life

September 19, 2020

Disabilities and Loneliness: How Sense Is Working To Tackle These Issues

The disabilities charity Sense has committed to tackling isolation and loneliness. But what exactly does this mean?

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September 18, 2020

Artwork of a home office including a table and chair in front of a window. To the left of the table is a man working on a laptop. To the right of the table is a large purple chair with a dog sitting on it

September 18, 2020

Are You Sitting Comfortably? Hints and Tips For Working from Home

With around half the UK workforce still working from home in September 2020, we run through some basics to consider.

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