Easy Bathrooms launches accessible range of bathroom products

Easy Bathrooms bath

Easy Bathrooms – the bathroom and tile supplier – has launched a range of quality, affordable accessible baths and accessories.

£30,000 has been invested into the development of the products, which allow safe, easy access, each designed to fit into a range of spaces – from a small en-suite to a large master bathroom.

Six baths have been introduced as part of the firm’s new ‘Easy Living’ range, alongside complementary accessories and parts.

The Vestra bath is 945mm x 170mm, including a screen and an electronically-operated glass door, which remains locked until all water has been drained, providing peace of mind for the buyer that leaks will be avoided. The low-threshold height also gives the user easy access.

The Lin Berwick Trust - the disabled holiday accommodation specialists

The outside of The Lin Bewick Trust House

The Lin Berwick Trust has the highest standard of facilities and equipment for those with disabilities who need 24/7 care. We have three self-catering properties all sleeping six people in Norfolk, Cornwall and on the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Each property has a disability suite that is second to none both in equipment and space.

 

All our properties are furnished to VisitBritain’s four-star self-catering standard and considerably better equipped than is required for VisitBritain’s accessibility rating of “Access Exceptional”. The spacious properties have been designed for the comfort of the disabled visitor as well as that of their family members or carers, and are in attractive village or country settings.

 

Father raises awareness of need for inclusive education through film project

Olivier Bernier is making a film on his search for inclusive education

Filmmaker Olivier Bernier's latest project is not just work, it's personal. He's making a documentary following his search for inclusive education for his son Emilio, who has Down syndrome…

Finding your child's first school is a big moment for any parent, but for parents of children with disabilities, the process feels even more fraught with difficulties.

Two years ago our son Emilio was born. Becoming parents for the first time was overwhelming, and there were so many new challenges. Besides all the challenges we expected with having a child, Emilio also has Down syndrome, which brought additional challenges. When I was growing up I didn't go to an inclusive school and didn't know many people with a disability, so I was ill prepared for my own son's arrival.

Italian restaurant aiming for Autism Friendly award

San Rocco, an autism-friendly restaurant

A restaurant in Manchester has become a hit with parents of children with autism and other conditions after adapting its menu, and staff plan to make the eating experience even more enjoyable for families.

The San Rocco Italian restaurant in Ashton-under-Lyne is now working towards being recognised by the National Autistic Society by becoming recognised as “Autism Friendly”.

It hit headlines earlier this year when its pictoral menu, designed for non-verbal autistic children, allowed families to come and choose food without guessing when their children wanted.

Making Headway by improving brain injury awareness

Prince Harry with Dominic Hurley, a brain injury survivor and Headway ambassador

Brain injury charity Headway support people in the community following head traumas. Here, we speak to Headway’s James Coxon about the charity’s ID cards which can help aid communication between the brain injury survivor and people they meet in everyday life… 

 

Could you tell us a little about the Headway charity and its work? 

Headway, the brain injury association, supports people affected by acquired brain injury through a wide range of services including rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care. 

UCan2 named in the Top 10 Disability Magazines

Feedspot medal Top 10 Disability Magazines

UCan2 has been named in the Top 10 Disability Magazines by Feedspot –  the global content reader. 

The article lists the best disability magazines on the web, using search and social metrics to find the most updated and widely-followed websites.

A Feedspot spokesperson said, "This is the most comprehensive list of best Disability Magazines on the internet and I’m honoured to have UCan2 as part of this! I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world."

Slip back into the days of Art Deco decadence in the 1930’s

Art Deco bedroom

We can have up to 14 adults and 5 children (sharing family rooms) in this magnificent house, booking as a whole house let for weeks (in the summer) or weekends or mid week breaks the rest of the year, and yes, we are open for Christmas and New Year bookings.The moment you see this magnificent house with its opulent windows and the green roof, you enter via the large front door into the beautiful entrance hall with its stained glass windows. Immediately you are transported back to the days after the Wall Street Crash, when Art Deco simply meant luxury, glamour and exuberance.

Research shows 3/4 of people in the North West would say they are ‘fine’ even if struggling with mental health

Research shows 3/4 of people in the North West would say they are ‘fine’ even if struggling with mental health

Ask twice, people urged, as new research shows over three quarters of people in the North West would say they are ‘fine’ even if struggling with a mental health problem

New research released by the mental health anti-stigma campaign, Time to Change, reveals that when asked, 81% of people in the North West would tell friends and family we are ‘fine’, even if struggling with a mental health problem.

When asked why, responses suggest we doubt whether people really want to hear the honest answer.

The top concerns in the North West were:

Just because people ask how you are, doesn’t mean they really want to know (54%)

Contacta creates bespoke hearing loop system for Chester’s listed railway station  

Contacta hearing loop system sign by seating

Contacta Systems, one of the UK’s leading hearing loop manufacturers, has unveiled a bespoke induction loop system at Chester station to make announcements more accessible to passengers with hearing loss.

The system features phased induction loops built into signage on the wall at two points – one in the waiting room and the other on the main concourse within easy view of the information screens.  The signs instruct hearing-impaired passengers to stand within its transmission range so they can clearly hear announcements over the station’s PA system by switching their hearing aid or cochlear implant receiver to the ‘T’ position.

How to Make Your Bathroom Suitable for All Guests

How to Make Your Bathroom Suitable for All Guests

If you have a friend or relative who stays at your home fairly regularly, and is elderly, young, or less mobile, then you’ll probably want to make sure that your bathroom is suitable for both you and them. After all, having an accessible bathroom for everyone means that you can accommodate all guests.

Here, bathroom solution specialists More Ability discuss the ways in which you can ensure your bathroom is safe for all guests. What you may find surprising, is that it’s just small details and changes that need to be made, in order to transform your bathroom into a place that’s both accessible and stylish. 

MOWOOT Chronic Constipation Therapy Device

MOWOOT Chronic Constipation Therapy Device

MOWOOT - the Natural Solution to Chronic Constipation

MOWOOT is a new abdominal massage therapy system for chronic constipation. MOWOOT treats, manages and prevents chronic constipation without laxatives, enemas and colon cleansing supplements. 

MOWOOTis designed for home use and for use in clinics, hospitals and care homes. MOWOOT is compact, portable and easy to use. MOWOOT is light to carry and features a handle for easy lifting during moving from room to room and during travel or transportation.    

MOWOOT overview

Safe, effective and clinically proven 

Innovative wheelchair wins design competition

Innovative wheelchair competition winners

Getting Back on Track competition intended to encourage innovation and raise awareness of the day-to-day challenges facing people with spinal cord injuries

London South Bank University student’s innovative wheelchair design wins £3,000 prize money, plus £2,000 for the university

Today the winner of law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp’s inaugural student design competition, ‘Getting Back on Track’ has been announced.

Faulty immune system linked to UK's leading cause of blindness

Faulty immune system linked to UK's leading cause of blindness

Research findings shared for National Eye Health Week (24 - 30 September) reveal a link between over-active immune systems, stimulated by poor diets and oxidative stress, and the development and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) - the UK's leading cause of blindness.

Research conducted by teams of British scientists has found that yellow deposits (known as drusen) found at the back of the eye in AMD patients contain protein covered waste products that attract and activate faulty immune cells leading to low grade but chronic inflammation and ultimately sight-threatening retinal damage.

Local dance company showcased at film premiere

Local dance company showcased at film premiere

A film aimed at changing the attitudes towards disability premiered in London last week, featuring a Surrey-based dance company. 

‘House Finch’ explores the relationship between a mother and her son who has a disability and stars Adjoa Andoh, an actor who has previously starred in Eastenders, The Bill, Casualty, Doctor Who and much more, along side Edward Bluemel who has appeared in The Halcyon, The Commuter and Access All Areas. 

Rhythmic Collision, a dance company run by social care provider Surrey Choices, was commissioned by writer and director, Joe Johnson, to appear in the film.