Hi there! Welcome to Issue 3 of Inside Recliners. Firstly, thanks so much to everyone that’s contacted us saying how much they have enjoyed the content from the last couple of issues. The purpose of this newsletter is to bring you valuable, interesting news and thoughts that will help you do your job, so we’re glad to hear so many people are finding it useful.
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With its stylish wooden knuckles and attractive piped wings and arms, the Buckingham is one of our most aesthetically pleasing models, and fits beautifully within a home setting. But it’s not all about looks. This chair has been crafted for maximum comfort with a range of easy to adjust back options that are allow the user to be their most comfortable at all times. This is enhanced by the reflex foam cushions that come as standard, giving great support throughout all key areas of the body. A great option for domestic seating, or anyone looking for a stylish, comfortable chair.
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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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.
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.