Independent Living

21st November 2019

Abacus donates power assisted bath for Lane family’s Bromsgrove DIY-SOS 

Johanna Lane and partner Will from Bromsgrove, West Midlands, have been donated an Abacus specialist bath as part of a BBC TV home transformation so disabled […]
2nd October 2019

Future-proofed bathrooms

Smart bathroom flooring choices can help people stay independent in their own homes for longer, explains Esther Bond, Housing Consultant at Altro. Home adaptations allow individuals […]
15th August 2019

Bluebird cares and gains award

“Healthwatch Star” award presented to care company for treating patients like a family member A Gateshead-based care provider that specialises in working with customers requiring care […]
4th July 2019

Thousands of people with arthritis missing out on vital support

Thousands of people with arthritis missing out on vital support from the Government’s Access to Work scheme, new research by Versus Arthritis shows Dan Morley (35) pictured […]
18th June 2019

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis: key facts you should know

The second most common form of arthritis in the UK, rheumatoid arthritis affects over 400,000 people. It is an autoimmune condition that causes joint inflammation resulting […]
21st May 2019

Living well with arthritis at home

For most people, spending a day at home, taking a shower, preparing lunch in the kitchen, making a cup of tea, are things we take for […]
29th April 2019

Award-winning seats that calm people with autism

A sudden sound, a riot of colour, a bee buzzing by… while for many of us these are just normal everyday encounters, for people with autism […]
26th March 2019

Tackling social exclusion at Grand Union Housing Group

Jan Davis, Dementia Project Officer (Extra Care & Dementia), Grand Union Housing Group, shares her insight… At Grand Union, we’ve long seen the impact of loneliness […]
19th February 2019

Award-winning device helps stop the misery of female bladder leakage

Partnership with Academia Award Winner: Femeda Ltd Femeda has committed to the first real world clinical trial for a consumer medical device globally to be run […]