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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.
Gloomy retail footfall following a gloomy March

Gloomy retail footfall following a gloomy March

2 weeks ago, Apr 16 at 12:13pm
According to the British Retail Consortium, retail footfall has seen the steepest year-on-year decline since the end of 2010 in March, a worrying sign for bricks and mortar mobility retailers.
Healthcare company opens first Scottish depot

Healthcare company opens first Scottish depot

2 weeks ago, Apr 12 at 9:12am
Direct Healthcare Group has further expanded its national network with the opening of its first depot in Cumbernauld, Scotland. The site will enable Direct Healthcare Group to deliver an enhanced provision of bariatric rental solutions to the Scottish healthcare system.
“Interactive body” raises awareness of Parkinson’s Disease

“Interactive body” raises awareness of Parkinson’s Disease

3 weeks ago, Apr 11 at 2:01pm
NRS Healthcare has designed an online "interactive body” to raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease symptoms and highlight the equipment available to help make symptoms easier to live with.
Research suggests three quarters of over-65s are active on social media

Research suggests three quarters of over-65s are active on social media

3 weeks ago, Apr 09 at 11:21am
Over three-quarters (76%) of Britons aged over 65 who are online are using social media according to the findings of a recent nationwide YouGov study.
RESEARCH: Online retailers are struggling logistically to meet demand

RESEARCH: Online retailers are struggling logistically to meet demand

3 weeks ago, Apr 05 at 2:56pm
New research has suggested a need for online retailers to incorporate greater automation into their warehouse operations in order to meet demand during peak periods and improve customer service.
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.
 
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