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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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September 11, 2020

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September 11, 2020

What Do The Terms ‘Disability Aids’ And ‘Mobility Aids’ Mean?

The terms ‘disability aids’ and ‘mobility aids’ are often used to describe the same things, but is there a difference?

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September 10, 2020

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September 10, 2020

Sitting Pretty – A Short History Of Bedpans

From pewter to plastic, medical history to politics, we dive headfirst into the history of bedpans (well, not literally), paying homage to an item that rarely gets the recognition it deserves.

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September 8, 2020

Know Your Numbers! Week

September 8, 2020

Know Your Numbers! Week

It is thankfully, nothing to do with division, long division, fractions, or algebra. Know Your Numbers! Week is all about high blood pressure, let us explain what it all means and what you can do to join in!

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September 4, 2020

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September 4, 2020

The Benefits Of Owning A Pet

As any pet owner will confirm, having a pet around provides a multitude of benefits to both a person’s mental and physical health and well-being.

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September 4, 2020

International Day of Charity

September 4, 2020

International Day of Charity

5 September is International Day of Charity. But, in a world of international days such as Penguin Awareness Day (are we not all aware of penguins already?) what makes International Day of Charity such a worthy cause?

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September 3, 2020

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September 3, 2020

Walking Sticks Are A Symbol Of Strength And Style

Far from being symbols of reduced mobility, walking sticks and canes can also display wealth, status, and show off our inner fashionista!

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August 31, 2020

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August 31, 2020

What Are The Best Walking Sticks For Countryside Walks?

With the UK slowly emerging from lockdown, more of us are starting to plan walks. And, if you could do with a little extra help, it’s important to choose the right walking stick for you.

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August 29, 2020

What Is A Mobility Aid?

August 29, 2020

What Is A Mobility Aid?

If you search ‘mobility aids’ on Google, you will notice the results are so varied that you could literally spend days reading about mobility aids. So, today we are going to try to make life simpler and find out exactly what is a mobility aid?

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August 28, 2020

What Is A Face Mask?

August 28, 2020

What Is A Face Mask?

With the news, this week, that secondary school pupils in some areas in England will have to wear face masks in certain parts of their schools when they go back in September, now is as good a time as any to answer a question we have seen asked often, what is a face mask?

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August 27, 2020

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August 27, 2020

How Do We Get More People With Mobility Issues Cycling?

Initiatives such as the Cyclescheme are for everyone. How can we encourage more of us onto a bike?

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August 26, 2020

What Type of Laundry Bag Do You Need?

August 26, 2020

What Type of Laundry Bag Do You Need?

Coronavirus has changed all our lives and personal protective equipment, or PPE, and laundry bags have been in short supply. So, what type of laundry bag do you need?

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August 26, 2020

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August 26, 2020

Who Are The British Healthcare Trade Association?

If you have ever seen the BHTA logo on our mobility aids website or on other health care and disability aids sites, you may have wondered what they do and who they are.

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August 25, 2020

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August 25, 2020

What Is The Relationship Between Autism And Sensory Processing Disorder – How You Can Help

Sensory Processing Disorder affects some people with autism. Sensory aids from companies like Chewigem can make a huge difference.

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August 24, 2020

How Do You Make Shopping Less Stressful?

August 24, 2020

How Do You Make Shopping Less Stressful?

Going shopping can be quite tricky with face masks and then trying to keep socially distant too. So, how can you make shopping in current times slightly less stressful?

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August 21, 2020

Tips For Wearing Face Masks

August 21, 2020

Tips For Wearing Face Masks

Here is a handy guide providing a few tips on how to wear a face mask correctly. Hopefully this will help you feel slightly more comfortable and safer when you are out and about.

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August 20, 2020

Various PPE (2 masks and a glove) are shown on seaweed by the sea. The items look used and thrown away

August 20, 2020

PPE And Plastic Pollution

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water!

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August 20, 2020

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August 20, 2020

Losing That Lockdown Look!

Why is it that no one ever dare greets you with, ‘My God, haven’t you got fat?’, and yet have no compunction in telling you that you’ve always been ‘ridiculously thin’?

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August 16, 2020

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August 16, 2020

Feet Deserve To Be Celebrated!

For National, I Love My Feet Day, let’s pause for a second to consider what makes feet so special, and why they deserve to be treated well.

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August 14, 2020

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August 14, 2020

What Is Boccia And Is It the Sport for Me?

Boccia (pronounced ‘botch-iah’) is a sport played by many with disabilities, as well as those with none. Watch it or play it once, and you’ll be hooked!.    

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August 13, 2020

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August 13, 2020

International Left-Handers Day

Question — what does a former Siberian prisoner-of-war have to do with left-handedness? Answer — he helped change perceptions about ‘lefties!’

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