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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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How to Help Your Clients Make the Most of Their Footrests

Posted by / June 30, 2016 / Categories: Guide, Inside Recliners

When most clients sit in a chair for the first time, it’s natural for them to focus on how it feels on key areas such as the buttocks, thighs and back. After all, these areas take the majority of our weight when seated, so making sure they feel comfortable is essential.
But it’s important to pay attention to how much the footrest can affect comfort as well. When positioned correctly, a footrest can help distribute nearly a fifth of a patient’s weight.

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Recliners at Rise 4 Disability

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

We were thrilled to be a part of the inaugural RISE 4 Disability Show, which was held in Dartford on the 22nd June.

The event brought together many of the UK’s major manufacturers of products for disabled people, and was a great chance for occupational therapists and retailers alike to get a sense of the best the industry has to offer.

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Inside Recliners — Issue 2

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

Hi and welcome to the June edition of Inside Recliners. We hope you’ve had a great month.

It’s been great to see a couple of really innovative healthcare products making the news this month. We’re always interested in great design, especially when it has a focus on increasing comfort for a user, so we’ve featured a couple of real stand-out products in this month’s industry news. Besides this we’ve details of a couple of really great courses for independent OTs happening over the next month, and a focus on our own innovative product, the Eco-Flex model.

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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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