Campaign for Disabled Nappy Changing Facilities

Parents and carers of severely disabled adults and children that need disabled nappy changing facilities have virtually no facilities outside of their adapted homes should their nappy need changing. This is a long-standing problem that is yet to be addressed by the Equality Act. Thankfully the parents and carers have a campaign called Space to

Creating Disabled Friendly Living Space

Whether you experience it yourself or you care for someone who is disabled, building a home that is disability friendly can be a huge undertaking, especially if you’re not sure what to focus on. Thankfully we’ve compiled a list of the main areas you’ll need to change to make your home accessible for yourself and

How to Safely Use a Walking Stick

Once you have measured yourself correctly for the correct height walking stick and you are holding it in the hand opposite to the affected leg or side of you, there are some hazards inside and outside to be mindful of before you begin walking with a stick. How to safely use a walking stick: Starting

Understanding Diabetic Footwear

Most of us know about diabetes and probably even know somebody that is diabetic so may well understand the risks and the complications that this common, yet dangerous condition can cause. Because many diabetics have varying levels of sensitivity in their feet they are often at risk of ulcers, calluses and other conditions that most

Disabled Computer Aid | Dragon Naturally Speaking

Just popping in a quick entry to share my experiences of voice activation and dictation systems. Many years ago I purchased and tried a voice-activation system, it drove me up the wall and simply made me frustrated. So it threw it to the back of the cupboard. It took me some persuading with a friend,

What is the Running Cost of a Stairlift

In these times of high electricity prices many of us, especially those on a low income are very concerned about running up high bills, we have kettles that boil just one cup, energy saving light bulbs, solar panel options and much more to save money by reducing the electricity where we can. It is not

Benefits of Adjustable Beds

Most people think of adjustable beds as something only the disabled, elderly or infirm require this is probably because many people have only ever witnessed or slept in an adjustable bed while in hospital so tend to think of them as big bulky lumps of iron that raise you up and down or sit you

Memory Foam Mattress Benefits for the Disabled

Memory foam mattresses often confused me (okay I’m easily confused) most disabled people that I know that have got one seemed to be wanting just a better or more comfortable night’s sleep, suffering from back pain due to being in a wheelchair all day was my reason for getting one and giving it a try;

Disabled Travel for Over 65s

Traveling with a disability can be a challenge all on its own. But when you’re over 65, wheelchair travel can sometimes pose even more difficulties. So if you’re planning your next holiday abroad, be sure to take the necessary precautions. Here are some tips on planning the ultimate holiday for wheelchair users. Choose a Wheelchair

Wheelchair Egress More Important Than Access

I can almost guarantee that 95% of wheelchair users that enter into a multi-storey building will be thinking ahead and be concerned if they will be able to access the upper floors via lift, is the lift wide enough and will there be disabled toilets. These are quite natural concerns, I know because I’ve been

Difference Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is one of those conditions that all of us are aware of but very few of us give consideration to or appreciate just how it can affect the day-to-day tasks of those affected by it. It is reported that nearly 9,000,000 people in the UK alone suffer from one form or other of arthritis

Remember the Acedes Invalid Car?

Anybody out there remember the dreaded ‘Invalid Carriage’? (full name Acedes invalid car) Thankfully now defunct along with that distasteful word used to describe those unfortunate enough to own one! Three wheeled with or without hand controls, (well handlebars actually) two stroke 147cc and later 500cc engine with one seat and room for a folding

Be Safe in the Bathroom

Getting in or out of a bath or raised plinth shower is undoubtedly one of the most difficult as well as dangerous household activities to undertake for the disabled and elderly or anybody with permanent or temporary mobility problems. Getting up to the standing position from a bath even with the best non-slip mat installed

Disability does not mean losing your Independence

There are 9.4 million disabled people throughout the UK, accounting for 18% of the population. Independent living, where possible, is a key factor that can allow the person to lead a more fulfilled life. There is help available Due to the downturn in the UK economy, there has been a big reduction in the availability

Understanding The Motability Scheme

The Motability scheme was set up in 1978 and has to date helped a staggering 3 million people to get a brand new car or wheelchair accessible vehicle. So what do you need to do get a shiny new car and what will it cost you? ABLEize has been digging deeper to get you the