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Mobility News

Ideas emerging to help elderly downsize to suitable homes

13th November 2013

The Guardian has reported that lack of housing options is currently the main turn-off for older people looking to downsize | Handicare News

Stairlift user campaigns to remain in National Trust home

1st November 2013

Linda Bharier is asking to be allowed to stay in her rented National Trust property, which has been her specially-adapted home for 11 years

Stairlift user wins appeal against bedroom tax

1st November 2013

A stairlift user has won an appeal against the bedroom tax after her local council failed to take her essential needs into account

More people turn to mobility aids with care funding cuts

1st November 2013

The LSE has warned that around 340,000 elderly and disabled people will now receive no assistance towards the cost of care

Financial support for elderly needs clarification

1st November 2013

The charity Age UK has reported a 42% annual increase in the number of calls that their advice team is receiving. According to an analysis of these calls, most were financial queries.

New study links light exercise to longer life expectancy

31st October 2013

Carrying out activities such as gardening and washing the car is good for cardiovascular health and can be linked to a longer lifespan