Category: Homes and Gardens

Disabled Seating

Whether it’s watching television, having a bath, eating, going to the cinema or going up the stairs, specialist seating is vital for those who suffer from disabilities. Chartwell Insurance, a completely independent insurance broker that offers specialist service for people with disabilities, looks at key specialist seating, and the options available. Home Rise and recline […]

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Six of the best reaching aids

Reaching aids can make a huge difference in independence for the disabled. The simple yet invaluable concept can make retrieving items, getting dressed and other daily tasks much more manageable. Chartwell Insurance, a completely independent insurance broker that offers a specialist, caring service for disabled customers, has investigated six of the best grabbers and reaching […]

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The Bedroom Tax – is it fair to disabled people?

Since April 2013 families receiving housing benefit and deemed to have too much living space by their local authorities receive a reduced payment. Under the government’s so-called “size criteria”, families are assessed for the number of bedrooms they actually need. Dubbed ‘the bedroom tax’ these recent changes in housing benefit affect less well-off council tenants, […]

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Dogs can make a difference

Many dog owners say they get huge emotional comfort from their pet, and for disabled people there is the added benefit that dogs can actually be of help with day to day tasks such as finding the way, opening and closing doors, retrieving items, pressing buttons and switches, raising the alarm and even unloading the […]

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Stairlifts: An Uplifting Subject

Problems of mobility are not just confined to the elderly. Accidents or illness can strike at anytime, turning your much loved and comfortable home into an obstacle course with some parts becoming no-go areas. When stairs become a problem some find the only solution is to move to a bungalow – but there are other […]

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