An Investment For Social Care!

Archive for November, 2010

An Investment For Social Care!

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Liverpool’s city council is considering a proposal to spend almost £1.5 million to help transform social care in the city. The council is looking to provide six new ‘Health and Well Being Super Centres’ in different neighbourhoods throughout the city.

Three of these super centres will be 24 hour facilities, providing a total of 85 intermediate care and crisis beds. The other three will be community ‘Hubs’, These will provide intensive Health and Social care support and advice on employment and housing.

The first two proposals are for Sedgemoor Care Home in Noris Green, which is set to become a 24 hour care centre, which will also focus on providing support for people with Dementia and their families. The second proposal is for Lime Cort Day Centre in Kensington, which will become the first of the community ‘Hubs’ and is open 12 hours per day, 7 days a week.

With these new proposals there will be a significant increase in the amount of people being supported raising from 1756 to 2606.

Moving On In Knowsley

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Knowsley council’s children’s services, adult services and NHS held a special ‘moving on’ event for the parents of young people with disabilities or special/ additional needs.

Over 40 families attended the events at the Kirkby suite where professionals from Knowsley agencies were there to offer information and answer any questions about the support available for children ‘moving on’ from children’s services to adult services support.

The sessions were so successful that there are now plans to make in an annual event. Meanwhile, Knowsley’s Aiming High for Disabled Children programme has achieved some great things in its first 12 months.

There is now a tailor-made swimming and activity programme for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which will soon be available in all Knowsley leisure centres. The programme has funded specialist equipment and facilities in playgrounds around the borough, and bought an adapted caravan with a disabled access Bathroom for holidays in Wales.

Over the next year the programme, along with the Adult Health and Adult Social Care, is contributing funding for a centre for independent living, which will provide specialist equipment and storage facilities. The programme will also provide exclusive changing facilities, and Bathrooms Adapted  for disabled children and adults across the borough.

Running For Mobility!!

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

A triathlon runner is hoping to raise enough money to pay for a  wide selection of mobility products such as walk in baths, by competing in nearly two dozen ‘ironman’ events this year.

Worcester News reports Neill Crump was inspired to take up the challenge in memory of his father, who died from multiple sclerosis (MS) 20 years ago.

The newspaper stated he decided to honour the anniversary by competing in 20 endurance events including triathlons, road running and long-distance swimming.

So far, he has taken part in 19 challenges that have raised over £2,000 for the MS Society and he hopes to be able to fund the purchase of two disabled accsess showering units for sufferers of the disease by reaching his target of £9,000.

According to the charity, around 100,000 people in the UK are affected by the illness, which can reduce mobility by damaging the central nervous system.

We at One Stop Mobility think this is an excellent way to raise money for charity.

One Stop Goes To The 2010 Care Show Birmingham!

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The 2010 Care Show Birmingham was recently held in the city’s NEC exhibition centre, making it the largest display of care home products and services in Britain.

A number of leading brands in the care and mobility sector were present at the Care Show Birmingham, held over two days on 10th and 11th November, to showcase their products to potential customers and industry professionals.

Along with thousands of brands exhibiting their products, the trade show included a range of seminars, training demonstrations and active debates, covering some of the big issues affecting the care and mobility industry today.

If you’re looking for a great deal on a top quality mobility scooter, from a market-leading brand as showcased at The Care Show Birmingham, then look no further than the extensive range of quality mobility scooters from One Stop Mobility.

One of the brand exhibiting at the Care Show Birmingham 2010 was NHC Mobility, and their Zen S11 portable mobility scooter is currently available for a starting price of just £999 at Mobility Masters, available in two colours (blue and salmon) and is the first mobility scooter of its kind to feature true rear wheel suspension, providing a much smoother drive.

Based in the North West, One Stop Mobility is a family-run business that has been providing top quality mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs for the last 18 years. NHS credited, and a member of the British Health Association, One Stop Mobility supply mobility products from the leading UK manufacturers, offering excellent after-sales support and 12 months’ warranty on all of their products.