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What does Brexit Mean for People with Disabilities?

Posted by / June 30, 2016 / Categories: Industry News, Inside Recliners

This article published in Posability magazine outlines the way in which the rights of disabled people might be affected by Brexit. The overriding message is that the UK has existing legislation that matches that of the EU, and it has also ratified many other international treaties concerning the rights of disabled people, so immediate rights will not be affected. However, it does make the point that the UK is no longer obliged to keep pace with directives issued by Brussels, and people with disabilities will have to hope the UK government continues to advance the rights of people with disabilities themselves.
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Great news for Homecare Patients in Wales, as ‘Enable ’ Initiative Launched

Posted by / May 31, 2016 / Categories: Industry News, Inside Recliners
A £4million project to improve the standard of care for disabled people across Wales was launched on April 1st. The ‘Enable – Support for Independent Living’ fund will mean that small adaptions to houses such as stair lifts or ramps can be carried out within seven days of an application being made by an OT. Where a patient is being discharged from hospital, the aim is to make the required changes on the same day, making the transition as easy as possible. The money will also fund larger adaptions to homes such as structural changes.
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Fold up Mobility Scooter wins British Invention of the Year 2016!

Posted by / May 31, 2016 / Categories: Industry News, Inside Recliners

Great to see a healthcare product winning this award – this fold-up mobility scooter is some really smart thinking from young inventor Sumi Wang and her father. He’s got one heck of a bio too – a life designing for the circus!

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World’s First 3D Printed Wheelchair Offers Bespoke Comfort and Innovative Design

Posted by / May 31, 2016 / Categories: Industry News, Inside Recliners
GO – the world’s first 3D printed wheelchair – was unveiled at the Clerkenwell Design Week on 24th May.

Designed and realised by Benjamin Hubert from Layer Design, the chair is still in prototype stages, but already looks as though it could be a real breakthrough in user-comfort.
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