This week's Independent Living news roundup: our nutrition expert, Mary Farmer, looks at blood pressure – what sends it up, what we can do to help keep it down. Politics – why aren't there more elected representatives with a disability? The fund set up to help level the playing field was suspended in 2015… Councils can't charge people for the first six weeks of intermediate care, even if they call it something different. Measuring the home environment for assistive devices – new research study at Brunel needs participants. Many wheelchair users are living with pain on a daily basis, due to using their mobility device, and how can assistive technology help close the disability employment gap?
Is politics a disability-free zone? Campaign to reinstate Access to Elected Office Fund @MoreUnitedUK http://bit.ly/2HLaBNf
What makes a Changing Places facility? http://bit.ly/2Ga7Ph4
Revised framework for NHS CHC http://bit.ly/2Gv3jMS
This week's Independent Living news roundup: there has been a big increase in fall-related deaths – beyond what can be explained by the demographics. So what are the reasons? How can Smart Home Technology and the Internet of Things support independent living for older and disabled people? The Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into benefit sanctions – tell them about your experiences. Following World Voice Day, how to take care of this essential organ, and what resources are there for people with speech and language difficulties? Liverpool has a new wheelyboat, “Sir Bert Massie". And Easylink UK's updated showcase of dementia aids comes with a 10% discount for Independent Living visitors.
This week's Independent Living news roundup: there has been so much talk about adult social care – where it is failing, how to make it better, what we can afford… we look at the seven principles which will underpin the Green Paper. Older people need fun too – governing bodies adapt their sports to suit: less physically demanding and no expensive kit required. How to give yourself the best chance of finding an accessible home. And how about a Recommended Daily Allowance for gardening, to help get the exercise you need! Now What Can I Eat? You could help fund a new cookery book for people who are immune suppressed. Finally, the launch of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, and the winner of the AccessAdvisr prize draw.
Paying unpaid carers http://bit.ly/2DpYmiQ