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Glasgow care home host Christmas market for residents 

With Christmas markets a firm festive favourite, a care home in Glasgow has found a novel way to make sure that residents don’t miss out, by setting up a market inside the home. Staff at the Bupa Highgate care home hosted a pop-up Christmas market on December 8. Ensuring there was something for everyone, the market featured a range of stalls including those selling gifts and cakes, and a stall selling food and drink run by the kitchen staff. There was also a raffle and a tombola. Designed to bring families and friends together, while also helping residents get...

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Charity calls for action to help disabled people and families following JRF study

  National charity Revitalise also stresses need to address ‘relationship distress’ among families with a disabled member Revitalise has responded to the new study from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), UK Poverty 2017, in calling for urgent financial support for disabled people in poverty. Revitalise, a charity providing respite breaks for disabled people and carers, has already noted increasing demand for hardship support in recent years. As a result, Revitalise has increased its funding support to help those facing increasing hardship and poverty by around 400% in the past five years. By the end of January 2018, Revitalise will...

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Dorset Orthopaedic and Ottobock join forces for BBC sports technology special

The prosthetics experts at Dorset Orthopaedic and Ottobock have been featured in an exciting episode of the BBC’s flagship technology programme, BBC Click. Available on BBC News Channels and on iPlayer, the programme focuses on the technology behind the upcoming 2018 Winter Paralympics. BBC Click reporter and double below-knee amputee Kathleen Hawkins had the chance to try out the ground-breaking ski and snowboarding prosthesis, the Ottobock ProCarve which helps Paralympic skiers and snowboarders compete at the highest level. The programme follows Kathleen during a fitting with Dorset Orthopaedic Clinic Prosthetist Kevin Shaw, who explained the unique advantages of the ProCarve for snowboarders. Kathleen was...

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Digby Brown’s Winter Dinner Dance 2017

Digby Brown’s Winter Dinner Dance 2017 raised over £71,000 on November 3 in support of Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS). Steven McGhee spoke on behalf of SIS: “10 years after surviving a serious accident, it is a pleasure to help as a volunteer. I have met some incredible people through SIS and it was a privilege to be representing them.” The grand prize for the evening was a brand new Vauxhall Viva courtesy of Peter Vardy. More than 500 people attended and were entertained by host Hardeep Singh Kohli, the ‘Battle of the Buskers’ and stand-up Simon Evans.  Thank you to...

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Blackwood Tenant Goes into Extra Time with CleverCogs

AN AYRSHIRE man has shared how his life changed after being kitted out with an innovative, digitally enhanced care system. Scott Robb, who has Cerebral Palsy, has been a tenant at Blackwood’s St Leonards development for 16 years and has seen his life become easier as a result of CleverCogs, being incorporated into his day-to-day life. By tailoring each device to the customers’ individual needs and wants, it provides quick and easy access to all their interests. Whether it is football, music or history, it’s all available. The Blackwood bespoke system is being rolled out across the country and...

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