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

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 – 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

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

Your Home – the last piece of your Retirement jigsaw?

Think about your vision for your retirement. Have you actively considered the role your home will play in making that vision a reality? Many people forget to consider this - it's often the neglected piece of the retirement jigsaw. When you've lived in a property for years, it's hard to pick up on little things … Continue reading Your Home – the last piece of your Retirement jigsaw?