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Dressing for warmth

The clothes you wear are an important part of how you can stay warm in the winter months.
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Reflex Knives

Range of carving knives with looped handles set at a right angle to the blade to facilitate grip and maintain wrist in neutral position.

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Standard Wooden Raised Bed Tables

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.

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No Bend Pet Bowl

Pet feeding bowl with high handle. Comprises: two bowls; adjustable height reach handle. Options: range of colours available.

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Magiplug Plug

Pressure activated plug that automatically empties excess water if water level reaches capacity. Prevents baths or sinks from overflowing. Comprises: material which changes colour when water is hot.

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Fidgetbum Secure Bedding Cover

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.

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SpillNot Cup Holder

Spill-resistant holder designed to assist with carrying drinks from one location to another. Comprises: plastic construction; curved arm with looped fabric handle which the user places their hand into when ready to move; slip-resistant, removable coaster on round base; can be used to transport cups, mugs, glasses and small bowls.

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Youreable

Useful tips and advice from people who know.

Youreable is a vibrant forum for today’s issues, with hundreds of regular contributors you can compare notes with people with similar experiences. From motoring and health to travel and money there’s a wealth of valuable advice from people who are familiar with the things you encounter. Check out the latest topics for discussion and get involved.

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Motoring - help & advice on cars for disabled people, Blue Badge and Motability

Benefits - help & advice on disability benefits, incapacity benefits, ESA and DLA

Health - help & advice on health issues for disabled people

Travel - help & advice on holidays and accessible travel for disabled people

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Your story

I’ve adapted my old favourite trowels'

Earlier this year we talked to Cilla who had been feeling low after the death of her mother. Gardening had always been an outlet for her but with worsening arthritis at the time we spoke she had been finding some of the tasks were getting too hard and she was wondering if her gardening days were limited. Cilla is married and she and her husband have enjoyed gardening since retiring a couple of years ago, especially in the warmer months. Having a nice garden was also something she had always counted on to be able to entertain outdoors and although restrictions this year had limited the opportunities this summer she was disappointed at the prospect of standards slipping. Osteoarthritis affects her hands and knees and so kneeling to weed or plant new bulbs was becoming a major issue. At the same time she had been watching her husband carry out the heavy lifting that comes with maintaining a garden and she was missing the quality time of working together in the outdoors.

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