WHAT IS LIFE REALLY LIKE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE?

The Guardian has an interesting article and interview with people that have various diabilities. Check it out.

The article begins:

We asked seven people to keep diaries for a month to document the reality of being disabled in Britain today. Frances Ryan reflects on the issues that arose – public transport, employment, housing, attitudes – and meets four of the diarists

It’s well worth a read as it offers an interesting perspective and insight regarding living with disabilities.

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WHAT IS LIFE REALLY LIKE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE?

The Guardian has an interesting article and interview with people that have various diabilities. Check it out.

The article begins:

We asked seven people to keep diaries for a month to document the reality of being disabled in Britain today. Frances Ryan reflects on the issues that arose – public transport, employment, housing, attitudes – and meets four of the diarists

It’s well worth a read as it offers an interesting perspective and insight regarding living with disabilities.

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Disability is not an obstacle to success

Great article from the World Economic Forum site about not letting disability hold you back

The article begins:

“Disability need not be an obstacle to success,” Stephen Hawking wrote in the first ever world disability report back in 2011. As one of the most influential scientists of modern times, the wheelchair-bound physicist is certainly proof of that.

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A Point of View: Happiness and disability

The BBC is a great resource and this article stood out to us.

The BBR article:

Surveys reveal that people with disabilities consistently report a good quality of life, says Tom Shakespeare. So why is it often assumed they are unhappy?

Have you ever thought to yourself: “I’d rather be dead than disabled?” It’s not an unusual reflection. Disability, in everyday thought, is associated with failure, with dependency and with not being able to do things. We feel sorry for disabled people, because we imagine it must be miserable to be disabled.

But in fact we’re wrong. It’s sometimes called the “disability paradox”. Surveys reveal people with disabilities consistently report a quality of life as good as, or sometimes even better than, that of non-disabled people.

Impairment usually makes little difference to quality of life. Research shows, for example, that overall levels of life satisfaction for people with spinal cord injury are not affected by their physical ability.

Even the clinical facts of whether their spinal lesion is high or low, complete or incomplete – all aspects that affect functioning – don’t seem to make much difference. Human flourishing is possible even if you lack a major sense, like sight, or you can’t walk, or you’re totally physically dependent on others.

The rest of the article is an interesting read

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Welcome to Our Blog!

As the leading experts in mobility, the team here at Assurance Mobility are a passionate, independent company with a focus on quality and reliability. After all, a disability should never be seen as an obstacle to success or a problem that requires a solution; it is a characteristic of an individual rather than their whole identity. With this said, some disabilities are a lifelong affliction which means that mobility equipment like wheelchairs and walking aids can help people retain their independence.

According to statistics, around 22% of the UK population class themselves as disabled, however there is a continuous shortage of accessible housing for those who meet the criteria. From commodes to wheelchair friendly tables, the team here at Assurance Mobility work diligently in order to provide our clients with a comprehensive product range that will improve the accessibility of every residential property with ease. After all, independence is a prominent driving factor for our customers.

In order to meet the needs of our existing clients as well as the ones we have yet to befriend, we have teamed up with SEO Enterprise, an internet marketing company based in Manchester, in order to help our website develop a lasting relationship with the search engine and boost our brand awareness. This means that our services will be more accessible than ever, allowing the Assurance Mobility team to focus on the things that really matter – helping our clients find the best mobility tools and wheelchairs for their requirements.

Our new blog will implement high-quality articles about our product range, services and company ethos in order to provide our visitors with a reliable source of information direct from the horse’s mouth. In addition to this, we will also be implementing case studies about important issues that the disabled or mobility impaired community face and biographies about influential individuals who haven’t allowed their disability to define them. Here at Assurance Mobility, we are thrilled to be working with the SEO Enterprise team and we can’t wait to see where this new journey into the world of SEO will take us!

3 Misconceptions About Disabilities

According to statistics, one in five people consider themselves disabled in the UK and require some form of assistance in the form of a medical carer, wheelchair or walking aid. With this said, the general public tend to be ignorant when it comes to the disabled community which has led to the creation of many myths and misconceptions. Read on as the team here at Assurance Mobility bust the top three…

Myth: People with disabilities require help even when they don’t ask for it

There are disabilities that vary considerably from individual to individual. In fact, many people who class themselves as disabled tend to retain most or all of their independence which means that unwarranted help from other people can come across the wrong way. As a result, it is important not to push wheelchair users, particularly those who are travelling alone, without asking if they require assistance first or attempt to do basic tasks for those with limited mobility under the presumption that they cannot do it themselves.

Myth: People with disabilities want special treatment

Since the world is built for able-bodied people, the implementation of disability friendly ramps, wheelchair-only seating and other features to improve mobility can be seen as special treatment by those who do not understand the difficulty of navigating a city with a disability. In reality, disabled people want to be treated equally, however these accessibility features are a necessary change in order to obtain equality.

Myth: It is easy to spot a disability

Although a wheelchair isn’t exactly an easy mobility tool to hide, it allows the public to make any necessary changes in order to ensure accessibility. With this said, millions of people in the UK suffer from an ‘invisible’ disability that cannot be immediately noticed. This can lead to distressing confrontations from the public, particularly when parking in disabled bays. As a result, it is vital that society understands the term ‘disabled’ and does not automatically apply it solely to wheelchair users because many people often fall under the umbrella term.

For many years, the word disabled has had negative connotations that often alienates people from general society. Here at Assurance Mobility, we want to set the record straight once and for all and remind our readers that a disability should not divide people from one another. To find our more information about our range of high-quality wheelchairs and mobility products, get in contact with a member of the Assurance Mobility Team today!

The Importance of Daily Living Assistance Tools

The majority of people tend to presume that navigating busy city centres and using public transport are two of the most difficult feats for people living with a disability, however an individual’s own home can be just as unequipped too. After all, narrow corridors and steep staircases aren’t exactly wheelchair friendly! Here at Assurance Mobility, we want to help our clients with every aspect of life. Read on as we go over a few reasons why daily living assistance tools are so important…

By definition, a disability is a condition that makes it more difficult for an individual to carry out certain activities and means that they may require assistance in the form of carers or equipment. With this said, it is important to recognise that every individual will experience a disability differently and this means that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, particularly when it comes to daily living assistance.

In order to ensure that we can meet the needs of our clients appropriately, the team here at Assurance Mobility have a wide range of daily living assistance tools that are crafted with many disabilities in mind. After all, there are dozens of conditions that are managed differently by each individual. For example, our commodes are discreet yet effective and can be purchased with basket weaving for comfort or wheels for convenience. In addition to this, we also stock patient-turning grab rails, easy to use bedside tables with rotational implementation and a wide range of kitchen and dining tools to make meals times a breeze such as a bendable cutlery, two-handle cups and an electrical kettle with a self-tipping motion.

Although many people are able to cope with a disability without the need for such tools, it is important that those who require such assistance are taken into consideration. After all, conditions like Parkinson’s can cause uncontrollable tremors in the limbs and the use of specialised cutlery at mealtimes can reduce unnecessary stress for the sufferer whilst still allowing them to retain their independence inside their own home.

Here at Assurance Mobility, we believe that a disability should never be seen as an in-ability. After all, some of the most successful directors, writers and doctors have a disability! With this said, we recognise that many people require daily assistance in order to retain their independence and experience the equal opportunities that life provides. To find out more information about our range of wheelchairs, commodes, and grab rails, get in contact with a member of the Assurance Mobility team today!