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22 Mar 2021, 08:58
Now that the better weather is starting to creep into our daily lives, you’ll hopefully be able to get out and about more. This means that mobility products are going to need a once over to check they are ok for use, particularly if they have been put away in storage for a while. Here’s some tips to make sure you can get out and about safely.
24 Feb 2021, 08:54
Just before lockdown last year we witnessed one of the last Table Tennis events to take place in the UK. The National Championships in Nottingham were our first outing as headline sponsors and the first step in our long term commitment to supporting Table Tennis at every level throughout England.
11 Feb 2021, 14:44
When you first set eyes on the new Nike GO FlyEase it’s like something out of Back To The Future. The brightly coloured slip on trainers morph from regular foot gripping shoes, to something else entirely, right in front of your eyes. While it might seem like a bit of a gimmick to sell shoes, it’s actually an important step forward in accessible design.
27 Jan 2021, 14:06
21 Jan 2021, 09:20
This webinar is focused for people who employ Personal Assistants (PA’s) and want to gain useful information in regard to Covid testing and vaccination.
8 Oct 2020, 12:25
Antibody testing is now available across England and is being provided free of charge to anyone employed in adult social care. Personal assistants who provide for the care and support needs of adults are eligible, as are staff working in residential care, domiciliary care, extra care, supported living, and local authority adult social care departments.
8 Oct 2020, 12:17
All frontline health and social care workers should get the winter flu vaccination — including all Personal Assistants (PAs).
8 Oct 2020, 12:05
The government have announced new rules for employers in England concerning how to manage staff that have tested positive for COVID-19 or are required to self isolate.
1 Sep 2020, 08:08
10 Jun 2020, 09:06
15 Apr 2020, 08:47
We’ve been speaking to thousands of our customers over the last few weeks, and a few questions have cropped up concerning the storage of mobility equipment. This is a common question during the winter, but lately, there is concern from those self-isolating for several weeks.
23 Mar 2020, 08:18
This guide contains the most common questions we have been asked and some important information when employing personal assitants. Please note that Government guidance and legal provisions are changing almost daily.
19 Mar 2020, 09:49
The outbreak of COVID-19 (also know as Coronavirus) is a current public health issue and as such certain precautions need to be taken with both your own health and also the people you assist. The situation is constantly changing but we have put together answers to common questions being asked by others in your situation
9 Mar 2020, 14:31
Passengers on British Airways flights out of the UK will be treated to a new mode of getting to their terminals on time. Following successful trials in Tokyo and New York, BA is bringing the self-driving WHILL power chair to the UK.
9 Mar 2020, 11:50
Our first National Championships took place last weekend - and what a weekend it was. A tiring and emotional one but a delightful time for us to help drive the sport of Table Tennis forward.
4 Mar 2020, 14:02
It doesn't seem five minutes since we were attending the Kids To Adultz Up North in 2019, but these fantastic events come round very quickly. This time it was the Midlands turn to showcase all the exciting advancements that companies have made in both equipment and provisioning.
27 Feb 2020, 12:36
When employing personal assistants it is essential to recognise issues as and when they arise. The outbreak of COVID:19 ( also know as Coronavirus) is a current public health issue and as such certain precautions need to be taken with your staff.
10 Feb 2020, 08:43
Changes to employment law are due to be implemented on 6th April 2020. Each employer of personal assistants should make sure they are up to speed on this and make changes if necessary.
9 Jan 2020, 13:06
Here is a guide on how to log into our website, gain access to The Premier Club and also a peek at some of the savings
18 Dec 2019, 10:13
The Disabled Motoring UK (DMU) Baywatch Campaign has once again scoured the country and monitored the level of disabled parking in the nation's supermarkets. Publishing their results following a record breaking 723 responses from member of the public, they show a shocking level of abuse that see no sign of stopping.
26 Nov 2019, 10:37
The world is simply not designed for everyones needs, and traveling with a wheelchair or power chair can often end up frustrating and upsetting. The worlds first Accessible Tourism International Summit in Dubai showcased some of tomorrows technology that Emirati engineers are hoping will improves peoples lives for years to come.
19 Nov 2019, 10:33
We travelled up to Event City in Manchester to attend Kidz To Adultz North. It was a fantastic show packed full of interesting products and people.
7 Nov 2019, 07:53
Toyota's BEVs showcased at this years Tokyo Motor Show "FUTURE EXPO" includes three ways to move with Walking Area BEVs seated type, standing type & wheelchair-linked type.
4 Nov 2019, 08:46
We won't get into the argument that not all insurances are created equal, but what if you could save even more by not bothering with the comparison sites at all? Well according to Money expert Martin Lewis, that is precisely what you need to do. 
28 Oct 2019, 09:36
The Disabled Photographers Society (DPS) is a group you very rarely hear about in the press, yet their existence and support to photographers are proving to be a vital part of their lives. Speaking during their annual exhibition, several members have lauded their camera as their most important mental health tool.
28 Oct 2019, 09:28
After what felt like weeks of build-up, and I’m sure plenty of nervous nights, the winners of the AMP Awards have been revealed following a ceremony at London’s Law Society.
11 Oct 2019, 10:08
October is a packed month for us with events going on all over the country, but we took the time to travel down to the NEC and attend one of our favourites, The Care Show. This show is always an enjoyable event with a wide range of care providers, suppliers and more than a few surprise exhibitors with innovative products or services.
8 Oct 2019, 07:52
We’ve been hard at work introducing more subsidiary products available to your customers and also making sure you have all the tools you need to succeed. Since launching our sales dashboard in January, it has gone from strength to strength. It is allowing you to set up policies easier and find out exactly who’s on cover at any point. Today we introduce the most significant update since launch - say hello to all your reporting in one place.
2 Oct 2019, 10:54
During 2019 we have made it our mission to engage with our customers and partners on a deeper level. What better way to do this than at conversations and shows that boost interaction amongst individuals and organisation that purchase our products. For the first time, we travelled down to the Kent Event Centre for Rise 4 Disability, and despite the terrible weather, we loved every minute of it.
31 Jul 2019, 14:15
Skill For Care recently introduced the Workforce Development Fund (WDF). This initiative provides a pot of money for businesses to access if they wish to deliver a workplace development program. Companies can deliver each learning program for up to 20 people and could qualify for £500 or £125 per learner depending on the course taken.
31 Jul 2019, 08:38
We are proud to announce all our calls going forward will support the Next Generation Text Service (NGT). The new app brings text relay services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired people into the 21st Century, providing conversations and telephone call information right on your mobile phone screen.
31 Jul 2019, 08:19
You won't find out which character in Friends you are, or learn some boring trivia, but what about instead of fake internet points, an online quiz could point you towards a gratifying career in social care?
7 Jun 2019, 09:03
We can't say for sure what the future will hold for equipment provided on the personal wheelchair budgets, but with local authority budgets pushed to their limits and no room left for repairs in allocations, it should not be left to the customer to foot the bill, that’s where we come in.
31 May 2019, 12:43
As we celebrate our 25th year providing specialist insurance, our business model has never wavered. We consider each one of our business partners not just dear friends but also essential to all of our achievements, so when AMP magazine asked us to sponsor the second year of their mobility sector awards, it was an easy decision.
5 Apr 2019, 13:06
Since 2014, the highlight of our year has been Trade Days at the NEC in Birmingham. We spent much of our year building up to it, and the rest of the year afterwards catching up with all the great people we interacted with at the event. So it was with great sadness to hear that after 4 years the event is coming to an end.
27 Sep 2018, 10:36
Could the law on mobility scooter's and insurance about to be changed?
27 Sep 2018, 10:36
With the summer now officially over, temperatures dropping and wind speeds increasing the UK braces itself for the potential of extreme weather conditions. The UK is no stranger to bad weather, last year alone Storm Katie, the eleventh storm of that season, reached wind speeds of over 100mph.
27 Sep 2018, 10:36
The NHS has a wide range of services to offer patients to meet any issues they may have, but sometimes even that is not enough, and this is where personal health budgets (PHBs) comes in. PHBs aims to replicate the success of the personal budgets and direct payments scheme available within social care, and basically offers a patient a cash payment instead of a direct service.
27 Sep 2018, 10:36
or many, Google Maps is an essential app for travelling. It has transformed navigation, making it far easier to get from A to B. Despite this, as Belinda Bradley points out, it is not always the case if you have a disability. Google Maps provide different options for all modes of individual and public transport yet there are no alternative routes that allow provision for those who are disabled or in need of assistance.
27 Sep 2018, 10:36
Most of you are probably aware that when a PA is required to sleep at a service users home and required to remain on site that every hour will be considered time-work and therefore should be paid at or above the NMW regardless of whether the employee is awake or asleep.
27 Sep 2018, 10:36
The Blue Badge scheme which allows holders to park for free in pay and display bays and up to three hours on roads with yellow lines is about to undergo a massive overhaul. Now people with “hidden disabilities” such as autism and other mental health conditions will now also be able to apply for a blue badge permit starting in 2019.