Disability Inclusion CIC is pleased to have now taken over the Disability Advice website and social media. As Managing Director, I'd like to thank Andy Stiller for all his hard work in setting up and maintaining the site up to now.At Disability Inclusion we're passionate about people being able to access good information and advice at a time that's right for them. We also firmly believe that disabled people, their families and carers are the best people to support each other as they face similar issues on a day-to-day basis, so we want to encourage people to share information, hints and ti
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.