Mobility Giant launches mobility scooter and powered wheelchair Give Back scheme
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by Liane McIvor
3d ago
Used mobility equipment retailer Mobility Giant is to give away up to four mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs every month as part of a new charity initiative to give back to those who need help the most. The Give Back scheme is designed to help those most in need who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair. Mobility Giant specialises in refurbished mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs. After seeing how profoundly its products have impacted customers over the years, the company decided to do what it could to make its products accessible to even ..read more
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Age UK calls for more support for older people battling with the cold and high energy bills
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by Liane McIvor
3d ago
Age UK is calling for older people who are struggling with the cold and energy bills to ask for help after its research revealed that the cost-of-living crisis is far from over. In a new report, Age UK warned that older people living in a household with an income less than £20,000 per year and not in receipt of means-tested benefits, have faced particularly steep challenges with managing through recent times. Research for the charity found that almost a third (29%) of over-60s report that their home was too cold most or all the time; with almost half (49%) of them worried about the impact of ..read more
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Northamptonshire-based housing association launches new Independent Living Plus service
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by Millie York
3d ago
Northamptonshire-based housing association, Greatwell Homes, has received a further £2 million for its Dappletree View independent living scheme. The scheme will replace the former Hearnden Court building on Henshaw Road, Wellingborough, following its closure in 2020. Dappletree View will contain 57 one and two bedroom flats for elderly residents and will be let for social rent. It will also be Greatwell Homes’ first scheme under their new Independent Living Plus service which will provide an extra level of care to those aged 55 and above living in the flats. For further support, Dappletree V ..read more
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Top-performing First Choice Mobility awarded Motability Small Dealer of the Year Award for 2023
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by Liane McIvor
3d ago
Kent-based First Choice Mobility has been awarded with a PWS Motability Dealer of the Year award in recognition of its outstanding levels of customer service. Every year, the Motability Scheme awards powered wheelchair and scooter dealerships who have achieved a particularly high standard of customer service. Scheme customers, new and existing, are contacted on a random basis to ask for feedback on their experience and from this, awards are given out in three categories according to the large, medium or small size of their operation. A member of the Motability Scheme, First Choice Mobility wo ..read more
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InnoScot Health welcomes new artificial intelligence Act for AI system providers
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by Millie York
3d ago
NHS Scotland partner InnoScot Health has responded to the EU agreeing to a landmark deal on the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) as a welcome development, but says it must also remain open to change while ensuring global competitiveness. While the proposed AI Act is yet to be ratified by member states and will not come into force until at least next year, it is set to be the world’s first comprehensive laws regulating artificial intelligence, governing the use of technologies such as facial recognition and ChatGPT. EU Commissioner Thierry Breton has stated that the Act agreed in Dec ..read more
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Habinteg announces new initiative to improve accessible housing in the West Midlands
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by Liane McIvor
4d ago
Accessible housing provider Habinteg has announced an initiative in partnership with West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to improve the accessibility of housing across the region. The project, which will be jointly delivered by Habinteg and its consultancy team Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) until 30 April 2024, aims to propel WMCA towards enhanced inclusivity and accessibility for disabled and older people, as part of its wellbeing delivery priorities. The project team will aim to identify the common barriers preventing disabled people, people with long-term health conditions ..read more
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OrCam introduces AI assistant to transform reading for people with visual impairments 
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by Liane McIvor
4d ago
Assistive technology specialist OrCam Technologies has introduced an interactive AI assistant  to its OrCam Read 3 device, enabling it to function as a handheld reading companion, smart magnifier, and a stationary reader. OrCam Read 3, which was launched last year, offers an all-in-one solution in assistive reading technology tailored specifically to support people with vision loss or reading fatigue and throughout vision changes. The AI assistant includes the “Just Ask” feature on its popular OrCam Read 3 device which enables the user to interact with the device and ask it follow up que ..read more
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Video call service launches to help care facilities carry out virtual rounds and remote appointments
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by Millie York
4d ago
Television solutions provider Hibox Systems has launched CareCall, a video call service for care facilities that can be used by elderly people to stay in touch with their family and friends, and by care professionals to carry out virtual rounds and remote appointments. With CareCall, patients, residents and staff in care facilities can use managed TVs or tablets, to video call internally, as well as to call mobile phones externally. Its research shows that the health benefits of social connections span from enhanced mood to lower blood pressure and result in decreased mortality. Hibox Systems ..read more
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Allied Mobility supports charity providing improved accessible facilities for disabled people
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by Liane McIvor
4d ago
Vehicles for Change are working to provide improved accessible facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible vehicle supplier Allied Mobility, through the Allied Vehicles Charitable Trust, has donated £2,000 to a charity working to break down barriers which often prevent disabled people from fully participating in public life. Vehicles for Change, who operate under the name RevoLOOtion, are working to provide improved accessible facilities for disabled people across the UK. Standard accessible toilets are often unsuitable and inaccessible for many disabled people, usually lacking changi ..read more
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Furncare launches “trailblazing” new furniture range for people living with dementia
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by Liane McIvor
6d ago
Specialist furniture supplier Furncare has developed a specially designed furniture range for people living with dementia. The Remini Dementia Collection was developed in partnership with academics and care professionals after its research found that for those with dementia, difficulty with memory and perception may become compromised with ‘visuospatial difficulties’ commonplace. Cluttered or brightly coloured interiors can trigger confusion and frustration. Conversely, a lack of definition or contrast can have the same effect. Getting the balance right is difficult, but optimum levels can be ..read more
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