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Scottish wheelchair-friendly homes launched to help meet unmet needs

Scottish wheelchair-friendly homes launched to help meet unmet needs

2 weeks ago, Apr 17 at 2:17pm
A development commissioned, designed and managed by the Highland Council has led to the creation of six accessible houses suitable for wheelchair users in Inverness.
New grant to help make homes dementia friendly in Isle of Wight

New grant to help make homes dementia friendly in Isle of Wight

3 weeks ago, Apr 10 at 11:59am
A new grant has been awarded to Age UK Isle of Wight to help those with dementia and their carers get extra help to remain living at home.
NHS and councils looks to improve housing health with quick grants, stairlifts and home MOTs

NHS and councils looks to improve housing health with quick grants, stairlifts and home MOTs

4 weeks ago, Mar 29 at 12:05pm
The NHS is teaming up with councils to improve health through better housing with schemes that includes home MOTs, quick homes grants, falls helplines, stairlifts and heating systems, among others.
Study suggests 40% of people prefer parents to use homelifts over stairlifts

Study suggests 40% of people prefer parents to use homelifts over stairlifts

5 weeks ago, Mar 27 at 3:47pm
A new study commissioned by Stiltz Lifts suggests nearly 40 percent of people would feel safer knowing their parents were travelling to the upstairs of their home in a home lift rather than a stairlift.
Report suggests 19% of wheelchair users have unmet housing needs in Scotland

Report suggests 19% of wheelchair users have unmet housing needs in Scotland

Mar 22 at 9:31am
A new report has revealed that over 17,200 wheelchair users living in Scotland do not have a suitable home for their needs, with this unmet need predicted to rise by 80% by 2024.
New partnership raises the standards for bathroom adaptations

New partnership raises the standards for bathroom adaptations

Mar 22 at 8:18am
Handicare has joined high street names including B&Q, Bathstore, John Lewis and Wren Kitchens by becoming a retail partner of the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installers (BiKBBI).
REPORT: Need-to-know statistics about disability in the UK released

REPORT: Need-to-know statistics about disability in the UK released

Mar 21 at 9:15am
A new report by the Papworth Trust has provided an overview of the most recent facts and figures relating to disability in the UK - a must-read for both manufacturers and retailers in the industry creating and supplying solutions for disabled people.
Repose to the rescue with DIY SOS: The Big Build

Repose to the rescue with DIY SOS: The Big Build

Mar 20 at 9:13am
The team at Repose Furniture was recently asked to be involved in the filming of a new episode of the BBC’s DIY SOS: The Big Build in the South West of England.
Free Litigation Project conference to engage OTs, case managers and solicitors

Free Litigation Project conference to engage OTs, case managers and solicitors

Mar 13 at 8:34am
Wetherby-based healthcare equipment company Innova Care Concepts has launched its own free conference for people working in case management and litigation, covering all aspects of what it means to work with individuals who have won legal settlements after suffering life-changing injuries.
Experts to carry out an independent review of Disabled Facilities Grant

Experts to carry out an independent review of Disabled Facilities Grant

Mar 12 at 12:18pm
The University of West of England has been appointed by the Government to carry out an independent review of Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) in England.
 
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