Disability Advice was devised and developed from an idea I had in 2001 for a UK wide user contributed review and support site. The current site was created and funded by me late in 2011. For most of the life of the project I have been the only person working on Disability Advice.
People who are losing their hearing worry about the thought of having to wear a hearing aid. Many of these people still remember the older styles of NHS hearing aids which were large, whistled a lot and were always beige.
How to influence others and ask for what you need.
As I mentioned in my first article back in June there are many times you will need to influence others as a carer and it is worth mapping out who and what they are. They may well include local doctors and hospital specialists, charities and other people involved with care.
My name is Toby Buckle and I am a parent of a disabled child with complex needs. I am also a leadership coach responsible for training others in techniques to manage situations, influence people and become resilient. I have done this in organisations such as National Geographic, the Prison Service and the NHS.
The amount of people traveling every year is on the rise and the physically disabled population is certainly not excluded from this trend. If you are traveling with a physically disabled companion, perhaps an older family member, we have put together a number of travel tips designed to ensure that both parties return from the holiday relaxed and healthy.
If like so many people you can no longer enjoy doing simple tasks like walking to the shops, visiting friends, or walking the dog without assistance, due to problems with mobility then a Mobility Scooter could be the lifeline you have been looking for, to regain your independence. Mobility scooters are easy to use, economical to run and require low level maintenance to look after them, but can make a world of difference to the user.
According to a 2005 survey by the RNID which sampled over 20,000 participants, the UK is thought to include over 10 million individuals who are hearing impaired, of which over 6 million are thought to display the symptoms of age related hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss is a type of hearing disability also known as presbycusis in which moderate demise of the inner ear hair cells leads to a growing difficulty in hearing certain frequencies.