From gardening to cookery, from cycling to photography when something gets in the way we have the gadgets to help. Try new things and find the useful stuff that helps you do it. Explore our directory, many of the items we list can be bought with a click and delivered to your home.
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Range of wooden raised bed tables. Comprises: FSC- rated planed timber slatted base; polypropylene fabric liner; capping. Options include: several shapes and sizes; protective hoops and covers.
Stopcock designed to protect properties from water damage. Comprises: unit which replaces existing brass stopcock; switch which, when activated, stops the water supply; tubing to locate remote switch up to two metres away; water is controlled via water pressure, no electricity required; maintenance free; limescale-resistant; works with hot and cold water. Options: six metre tubing.
Bedding cover that can help relax and soothe through light pressure to the body. Bedding cover is positioned under the mattress and then over the top of the bed covers, and is joined by a chunky zip. This provides a cocoon-like sleeping environment. Comprises: stretchy cotton material that enables movement while ensuring the covers stay on; zips are positioned at the head and foot ends of the bedding for access by the user; can be placed under bedding when not in use; reduces risk of falling out of bed; machine washable. Options: range of sizes, including bespoke.
Swivel bath seat. Comprises: epoxy coated steel frame; range of widths; perforated, moulded plastic swivel seat; backrest; seat lock and release lever.
Corded telephone with call blocker. Comprises: hearing aid compatible; blocks up to 1000 nuisance calls; speaker and ringer volume controls; built in digital answer machine; 200 name and number memories; caller ID; call log. Requires Caller Display service from the network provider to block nuisance calls and for caller ID features.
Device to enable hands-free use of an umbrella. Comprises: holder with retaining screw to attach to trousers, skirt or belt; clip to attach to T-shirt, jumper or jacket; insert to raise umbrella height; storage bag. Once attached to clothing, the umbrella is placed into the holder and clip to secure in place.
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Jon wanted more independence but getting in and out of bed was a difficult task which involved manual lifting from carers.