The Jubilee Hope, fitted out on the Clyde by BAE Systems, has a full dental surgery, operating theatre, two consulting areas, an eye surgery and a laboratory. It will host life-changing cataract operations, offer a dentistry service and provide help for difficult labours and a range of other healthcare needs.
(Source: Guardian Online)
Nearly a million elderly men in the UK are living in isolation and the number is set to soar, a charity warned yesterday. Older men are far less likely than women to have contact with the outside world and many speak to their children less than once a month, a study for Independent Age found. The number of lonely men will rise by more than half to 1.5 million by 2030.
The prevalence of diabetes in the UK, per head of population, is as follows:
(Source: Diabetes UK)
Answer : There are several websites which have a second-hand ‘store’ and which also offer the opportunity to let or sale property suitable for a person with a disability.
Disability Now offers help with:
Property for sale or to let: Cost £100 plus VAT
Cars: Cost £50 plus VAT
Wheelchairs and scooters: Cost £30 plus VAT
Household goods: Cost £20 plus VAT
The Disability Equipment Register is a not-for-profit organisation that enables disabled people and their families to buy and sell used disability equipment one-to-one.
Disabled Gear sells your unused and unwanted mobility aids and disability equipment. Users sell second-hand wheelchairs,
scooters, standing frames, hand bikes, mobility and handling equipment, adapted cars and vans.
One potential Live-in Care Worker has been interviewed.
Frederick Banting and his colleagues discovered the hormone insulin in the 1920s, which helps balance blood sugar levels in diabetes patients and allows them to live normal lives. Before insulin, diabetes meant a slow and certain death.
A regular rotational system of live-in care workers is in place with one of the carers having first been introduced into Theresa’s and her husband’s home in 2008.
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Angela Gifford, Director
Able Community Care Ltd.
Telephone 01603 764567