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Dementia Action Week to raise awareness of dementia

Dementia Action Week to raise awareness of dementia

8 hours ago
Previously known as Dementia Awareness Week, Dementia Action Week takes place on Monday 21st – Sunday 27th of May and aims to support people affected by dementia. Alzheimer's Society says that people need now, more than ever, to improve care and to greater understand people living with the disease.
Shopmobility South Gloucestershire celebrates council donations and prizes

Shopmobility South Gloucestershire celebrates council donations and prizes

yesterday, Apr 25 at 1:44pm
Shopmobility South Gloucestershire – based in Yate Library – is celebrating receiving £150 from the South Gloucestershire Challenge 2017.
Mobility company directors, management and sales staff jailed following ruthless business practices

Mobility company directors, management and sales staff jailed following ruthless business practices

2 days ago, Apr 24 at 12:43pm
Following admitting using aggressive sales techniques to coerce elderly and vulnerable individuals to purchase chairs and beds, directors, senior management and sales staff at Life Comfort Products have been given prison sentences.
Event raises mobility scooters’ driving standards and charity awareness

Event raises mobility scooters’ driving standards and charity awareness

3 days ago, Apr 23 at 11:31am
TGA Mobility has hosted its latest Safe Scooter Driving and Charity Awareness Day at its Sudbury Mobility Showroom, helping existing and prospective mobility scooter users learn the latest techniques for competent driving.
Paediatric exhibition prepares to launch new show in West

Paediatric exhibition prepares to launch new show in West

3 days ago, Apr 23 at 9:19am
Kidz to  Adultz, an exhibition dedicated to young people with disabilities and mobility needs, is opening a new show in Bristol this year for the first time.
Unacceptable waiting times for wheelchair accessible social housing

Unacceptable waiting times for wheelchair accessible social housing

6 days ago, Apr 20 at 4:46pm
According to Aspire’s research, wheelchair users are facing long delays in accessing social housing. Most properties in the UK are not wheelchair accessible, so a lot of people who sustain a spinal cord injury are not able to return to their own homes. 
REPORT: Recycling mobility aids could lead to substantial NHS cost savings

REPORT: Recycling mobility aids could lead to substantial NHS cost savings

6 days ago, Apr 20 at 12:32pm
A new report by the Royal College of Physicians has underlined the significant financial savings that can be achieved by the NHS by effectively evaluating its waste procedures and re-using equipment such as mobility aids.
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.
Self-driving AI wheelchair wins research prize

Self-driving AI wheelchair wins research prize

2 weeks ago, Apr 17 at 11:15am
A robot expert team at Imperial College London has won a research prize of £35k to develop an eye-controlled, artificially intelligent wheelchair; the prize was announced as part of the Mobility Unlimited Challenge Discovery Award.
Christopher Reeve’s son launches spinal cord rehabilitation centre

Christopher Reeve’s son launches spinal cord rehabilitation centre

2 weeks ago, Apr 16 at 9:11am

Matthew Reeve, son of ‘70s and ‘80s Superman actor Christopher Reeve, has opened the UK’s first spinal cord rehabilitation clinic for paralysed children. The £300,000 clinic is part of Crawley-based Neurokinex and will offer unique treatments unavailable in the rest of Europe.​

 
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