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Mobility News

Disabled Facilities Grant helps 500 people in Durham

19th September 2013

The Disabled Facilities Grant programme was deemed a success in Durham recently after it emerged that over 500 people benefited from the scheme in the county during 2012-13. The nationwide programme is jointly funded by the government and local county councils, helping adapt the homes of those with mobility difficulties with changes such as widened doors and walk in baths.

More housing for older people needed in the UK

17th September 2013

A study has recently found that many people over the age of 60 are living in houses that are too big for their needs, but they feel unable to downsize their living accommodation because of a lack of suitable retirement housing. 'The Top of the Ladder' study by think-tank Demos highlights the need for more housing to be created that is tailored to the needs of older people.

Riser recliner chair market growing within the UK

13th September 2013

UK providers of riser recliner chairs are reporting that their quality products are becoming increasingly sought after

£8m given to research into adapting environments for older people

13th September 2013

The EPSRC is investing £8m of funding into finding out what older people believe urban spaces are lacking in terms of ease of access

Carers UK calls for raised awareness of care technology

12th September 2013

Carers UK has called for action to occur after a poll demonstrated that the general public has a lack of awareness about technology that can be used in the care environment and help older people remain independent at home.

Preparations for The Care Show nearing completion

10th September 2013

Preparations for The Care Show are nearing completion and organisers of the show are pleased to announce a new addition

Huffington Post offers tips for safe housing for older people

10th September 2013

Writers for the Huffington Post have published a blog of tips to help older people continue to live safely in their homes

National Back Exchange Conference returns in September

10th September 2013

The healthcare sector's back care experts will be meeting in September to discuss the latest developments within the industry