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7 accessible bathroom aids that will give you greater independence and dignity

Tending to certain bathroom needs such as toileting, showering and bathing can be difficult if you have a disability or mobility impairments. However there are many accessible bathroom aids to give you comfort and support when carry out these personal tasks. Here we share seven accessible bathroom aids on the Disability Horizons Shop that will give you greater independence and dignity.Read more... “7 accessible bathroom aids that will give you greater independence and dignity”
Young girl using the Functionhand to hold a pencil to colour inCategoriesReviews

Functionalhand gripping aid review – improving limited hand function

The Functionalhand is a gripping aid designed to help people with limited hand function to grip items. It was developed by OT’s Linda Merry and Celine Skertich. They wanted to help their clients progress, achieve and do more for themselves, bridging the gap between determination and ability. Here, our writer and editor Lucy Currier, who has cerebral palsy and limited grip with her left hand, tried out the Functionhand to put it through its paces.Read more... “Functionalhand gripping aid review – improving limited hand function”
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Covid-19 vaccine exemption pass: what to do if you cannot be vaccinated or test for Covid

With the emergence of the new Omicron variant, the Government is making it mandatory to show that you have been fully vaccinated or have tested negative for Covid-19 at many entertainment venues and nightclubs in England. It has already been a legal requirement in Scotland and Wales since October. You will also need to prove that you have had both vaccines if you are a health or social care worker in England who has face-to-face contact with service users. Read more... “Covid-19 vaccine exemption pass: what to do if you cannot be vaccinated or test for Covid”
Young girl using the Functionhand to hold a pencil to colour inCategoriesInterviews

Meet the paediatric therapists who created the new grasp aid Functionalhand

Here at the Disability Horizons Shop, we only sell high-quality, stylish disability living aids from trusted suppliers – and that includes the inventors of the Functionhand. Meet Celine Skertich and Linda Merry, whose experience working as paediatric therapists led them to create a versatile grasp aid called the Functionalhand.  Please tell Disability Horizons readers a bit about yourself and your background.Read more... “Meet the paediatric therapists who created the new grasp aid Functionalhand”
Cat Tongue non-abrasive grip tape on a water bottle being heldCategoriesAdvice

4 ingenious and useful ways to use grip tape to provide a better grip on anything

A first for the UK, the revolutionary new Cat Tongue grip tape that is not only non-abrasive and latex-free but can be washed, providing endless uses for making items non-slip and easier to grip. The Cat Tonuge grip tape is self-adhesive and can be attached to almost any surface or item – making everyday objects immediately easier to hold and less likely to slip from your hand whilst in use.… Read more... “4 ingenious and useful ways to use grip tape to provide a better grip on anything”
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Review of Stickman Communications stickers

If you have a physical disability, it can sometimes take a little longer to get to the front door when the bell rings. Frustratingly, this often means the person waiting leaves before you get a chance to get there. This is where the Stickman Communications sticker comes in handy – it is a disability aid that lets delivery drivers and visitors know that it may take you longer to answer the door. Read more... “Review of Stickman Communications stickers”
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Review of the Trabasack Max wheelchair bag and lap tray

Zec Richardson, a blogger and reviewer at Satonmybutt, is part of our in-house team and will be taking a closer look at some of our products. This time, he is talking about the Trabasack Max wheelchair bag and lap tray. I have used a couple of the Trabasack bag/lap trays, but the Max is the largest and most luxurious in the Trabasack range.… Read more... “Review of the Trabasack Max wheelchair bag and lap tray”
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Josh Wintersgill speaks about the re-launch of AbleMove

Josh Wintersgill is a disabled entrepreneur and founder of the company AbleMove, which provides transfer products and accessories to aid people with physical disabilities. AbleMove was founded in 2018 when Josh invented the EasyTravelseat, a transfer seating device that makes it easier and safer for disabled passengers to be assisted onboard an aircraft. Check out our previous interview with Josh Wintersgill about how the EasyTreavelseat came about.Read more... “Josh Wintersgill speaks about the re-launch of AbleMove”