Author: posabilitymagazine

Even the tech-savvy remain unaware of technology that could support them caring for loved ones

A new online public poll published by the charity, Carers UK, shows consumers are missing out on the benefits of technology when it comes to supporting health and care needs. Though 7 in 10 of adults online across the UK use technology to help them manage their money (72%), shop (71%), for social networking (67%) and for communicating (66%), less than 3 in 10 (29%) of us turn to technology when it comes to helping us with health and care. Those aged 45 – 54, the age people are most likely to be a carer and those over 55...

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Winners revealed at the Guide Dogs Annual Awards 2017

Celebrating the life-changing work of the charity, Guide Dogs All eyes were on the prize as the first award presented at the Guide Dogs Annual Awards 2017 was chosen by viewers of ITV This Morning. Presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield appeared on stage via a large screen as they opened a golden envelope in front of a celebrity audience to reveal that Louise Jenkins was the winner of the prestigious Inspirational Guide Dog Owner Award. The award-winning live magazine show featured films of the three finalists, in the week prior to the awards ceremony, to recognise those who...

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Safety for wheelchair users on trains survey

Do you use a wheelchair when travelling by rail? Rica wants to hear your views and experiences Rica is working with Integrated Transport Planning Ltd (ITP) on a project for the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), looking at wheelchair user safety on train platforms. Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has appointed Integrated Transport Planning Ltd (ITP) to undertake research to explore the attitudes and views of wheelchair users in relation to the unexpected movement of wheelchairs on rail station platforms. The research will be used to develop guidance for passengers, rail staff and managers on the measures...

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Bield Tenants Inspired by Community to Give Back

A Melrose Retirement Housing Development has raised a total of £600 to make a donation to the local health service. Bield’s Priorwood Court successfully raised the total to fund the purchase of a Doppler machine for the area’s District Nurses. Working closely with the District Nurses, and seeing the valuable service that they provide for the community on a daily basis, Bield’s staff and tenants were inspired to find a way find a way to give back to the local community. Margaret Mason, Manager at Priorwood Court, said: “Everybody is just delighted to give back to a community that...

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Housing with Care model could reduce delayed hospital discharges – new independent report

A number of Housing with Care developments across the South and West of Scotland have been praised by a newly published independent report for being highly valued by their tenants, demonstrating high standards of social care and support while assisting people to have a good quality of life in later years and offering good value for money for local authorities. Commissioned by Social Landlord Trust Housing Association, the report concludes that Trust’s Housing with Care model of integrated housing and care services for older people could offer an affordable solution to the growing issue of long-term delayed discharges in...

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