Rebecca’s Congenital Condition and her Growing Independence meant her Toileting Needs Required a Rethink

29 July 2021, 09:36

Assessment: The occupational therapist, together with the person they are working with, focus on individual and environmental abilities and problems related to activities in the person’s daily life. Assessment includes the use of standardised procedures, interviews, observations in a variety of sett...
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Jane’s Story of Managing her Neurological Degenerative Disorder

28 July 2021, 09:10

Jane is a 67-year-old retired woman who lives with her husband in a two-storey house. Jane worked for many years within the community as an advocate for adults with physical disabilities. Jane has the most wonderfully positive outlook to life and until recently had followed an active and fulfilling...
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DFGs- optimising delivery and effectiveness

20 April 2020, 08:43

As the Government announces a further record amount of funding for Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs), deliverers are being reminded of how to utilise available resources to optimise efficient execution. “A pot of £505m has been allocated for 2020/21. Almost 60% of grants allocated in 2018/19 were fo...
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Diabetes and using the toilet

07 April 2020, 08:53

The rise in obesity is impacting on the nation’s health, with a 40% increase in diabetes. Now, 1 in 10 people over 40 is living with diabetes ((Diabetes UK). Using the toilet is one of the biggest associated- but rarely discussed- issues. Limb amputation is one of the hidden consequences of the cond...
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Disability- the growing issue and how to accommodate it

30 March 2020, 09:07

No-one chooses to be disabled; of the 11+million registered disabled people in the UK, only 20% were born with their disability. So it could happen to you. In delivering home adaptations, there is a tendency to forget that, as a specific criterium under the Disabled Facilities Grant, people should b...
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Adapt to the needs of ‘generation rent’

18 December 2019, 11:02

A Parliamentary report (*) is maintaining that landlords need to adapt, to take a share of the growing ‘Generation Rent’ sector. The adapting applies to their properties, creating environments that enable older tenants to live independently. Potentially they can do so free of charge, using the Disab...
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