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Age-friendly Homes – The Basic Principles

So what exactly are Age-Friendly Homes for later life? Tip 1: Age-friendly homes are ones that meet your needs at all stages of life, but particularly in later life. But here is the problem - only about 8% of UK homes have the 4 main features that make a home accessible.  Step-free entranceWC on the … Continue reading Age-friendly Homes – The Basic Principles

Home Safety – Tip 1 – Gas Safety at Home

Gas safety at home - how clued up are you? The comforting blue flame of a gas hob has fuelled many generations of hearty family meals around the kitchen table. But combustible gas appliances are also one of the most significant risks to household safety if not used properly or maintained well. Do you have … Continue reading Home Safety – Tip 1 – Gas Safety at Home

Is your home HAPPI?

Grand Designers and Home Refurbishers - Is your home the right kind of HAPPI? [No, that isn't a spelling mistake] HAPPI is is a design code of 10 principles for a healthy, social and comfortable home life. HAPPI homes have plenty of light and space with a focus on healthy homes.  They also integrate accessible … Continue reading Is your home HAPPI?

The Value of OT (Occupational Therapy)

The Value of OT - to you and your loved ones Our homes have a big part to play in staying independent as we age.  If you need these changes because of an illness, degenerative condition or accident you likely need some additional specialist input - so who else should you go to? An O.T. (Occupational Therapist) will … Continue reading The Value of OT (Occupational Therapy)

Age-Friendly Homes – Should I stay put or go? Article 1

Should I stay put or go? Have you ever thought about relocating - either yourself or someone else?  Sometimes your home may not suit you perfectly anymore, and the obvious answer seems to be to move somewhere else.  However, before you decide whether to stay put or go, make sure you have considered all options for … Continue reading Age-Friendly Homes – Should I stay put or go? Article 1

Age-Friendly Homes – International Day of Disabled People

"What has it got to do with me?" you might ask.a LOT is the answer.... International Day of Disabled People, 3rd December 2020 Today is a time to celebrate the achievements of people, society and legislative achievements in creating a more inclusive world for all of us, especially people with a disability. And it matters … Continue reading Age-Friendly Homes – International Day of Disabled People