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How To Save Money On Your Energy Bill If You’re Disabled | Cost Of Living Crisis

With the recent announcement of the annual energy price cap increasing from £1,971 to £3,549 for a typical UK household in October and our new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, having been appointed this week, this is an exceptionally worrying time for many, particularly if you have a disability or health condition, something that already raises the cost of living considerably. Here at Disability Horizons, we share tips on how you can save money on your energy bill.....

Why The Glideboard Is The Best Transfer Board | Disability Horizons Shop

The Glideboard is an ultra-lightweight transfer board with a unique design to increase stability, unlike any other on the market. But how is the Glideboard better than other transfer boards for disabled people? Here at Disability Horizons, we give you a detailed understanding of what a transfer board is, the different qualities between the Glideboard and other transfer boards, meet the team that invented the Glideboard, share instructions on how to use a Glideboard, and tell you how you can buy one.

11 Disability Podcasts That Gives Advice, Support And Humour

Podcasts are a great media source for information, education, laughter, escapism and relaxation. You can listen to them anywhere – at home, in the office, in the car, on public transport and even on holiday. Plus, you can easily access them on any device at no cost. Here at Disability Horizons, we recommend 11 of the best disability podcasts you should listen to for advice, support, humour and entertainment.

How TfL Is Working To Minimise Disruption For Disabled Passengers On London Buses | Transport For London

Transport for London (TfL) is working to create change. It wants to minimise congestion and pollution in the city to make a real difference to climate change. To do so, it’s proposing to expand the ultra-low emissions zone and cut some bus routes in central London. But it’s mindful of the impact on anyone who lives in London or visits our capital, including those with a disability or health condition. That’s why it’s asking for your views on how it will affect you.

8 Disabled Influencers To Follow This Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month may be coming to an end but that doesn’t stop us from honouring the disability community. Disability should be celebrated all year round. That’s why we’ve shared 8 disabled influencers with a range of disabilities, from all walks of life and across the world, that you should follow and rejoice in their triumphs and achievements – it’ll remind you to focus on yours, too.

5 Accessible Holidays Europe | Disabled-Friendly Holidays

Europe is filled with accessible holiday destinations to fit any disabled traveller’s needs, abilities or preferences. So, with the summer season fast approaching, now is the best time to book your next European getaway. That’s why we’ve partnered with Starling Bank, to bring you a travel series that will help you plan an exciting break from day-to-day life, and avoid some of the common pitfalls that can come with travel spending and saving.

The Benefits Of Peer Support | Spokz People Wellbeing Programme

The Spokz People wellbeing programme – a mental health platform for disabled people and those with health conditions and their families – recently celebrated six months and has grown a small supportive group of community members in that time. One member who joined the programme, Kimberley Pett, shares with Disability Horizons her experience of using the platform so far, how the group peer support has benefited her and how she’d like to see it grow further in the future.

VAT Exemption For Disabled People | How It Works And Who Is Eligible

Mobility aids and accessible equipment can be a great lifeline for people with a disability or health condition but some people may struggle to afford certain products at full price. Thankfully, with VAT exemption, customers with qualifying conditions can get VAT relief of 20% on eligible items. Here at Disability Horizons, we go through everything you need to know about VAT exemption – what it is and how it works, who is eligible and how you claim on products in our online shop.

8 Stylish & Functional Adaptive Clothing Brands | Disability Horizons Shop

Finding that perfect outfit or searching for adaptive clothing that is both comfortable and fashionable can be tricky when you’re disabled. Also, being able to dress independently and with dignity can be challenging if you have poor motor skills or dexterity issues. Thankfully, the Disability Horizons Shop has the solution with its collection of adaptive clothing brands, all of which have discreet, accessible fastenings, wider openings and wheelchair-friendly designs.

5 Spectaculr Winter Para-Sports | Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games

The Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games has officially opened and the sporting action will soon begin. Over the next 9 days, we’ll get to watch more than 600 athletes compete in 5 spectacular winter para-sports – Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey and wheelchair curling – all in the hope of securing a medal and a spot on the podium. Here at Disability Horizons, we guide you through everything you need to know about the 5 winter para-sports...

7 Mobility Aids That Will Support Your Foot Care Needs | Disability Horizons Shop

Your foot care and having the right footwear can be difficult if you have a disability. Being able to put on socks and shoes, washing your feet, cutting your toenails or doing exercise has its challenges if you have a mobility impairment, joint pain or dexterity issues. Thankfully, here at the Disability Horizons Shop, we have a range of dressing aids, disabled footwear and mobility aids that are sure to support your foot care needs.

5 High-Profile Disabled People Share Their Mental Health Journeys

The Spokz People Wellbeing Community and Programme is a mental health platform for disabled people, those with health conditions and their families. As part of the resources available, founders Mel and Steve interviewed high-profile people who have a disability or health condition, including Alex Brooker, Simon Minty and Martyn Sibley, to find out more about their mental health struggles and journeys. Here, we delve into who these extraordinary people are, their disability and health condition, their careers and their mental health journeys.

7 Accessible Bathroom Aids That Will Give You Greater Independence And Dignity

Tending to certain bathroom needs such as toileting, showering and bathing can be difficult if you have a disability or mobility impairments. However there are many accessible bathroom aids to give you comfort and support when carry out these personal tasks. Here we share seven accessible bathroom aids on the Disability Horizons Shop that will give you greater independence and dignity.

8 accessible products to help you enjoy arts and crafts if you have a disability

Arts and crafts are great educational resources, therapeutic tools and fun activities for all, no matter your age or ability. Not only does creating bright pictures or chunky jewellery give you or your children a chance to express yourselves independently, but it aids in promoting a healthy relationship with self-esteem. Here at Disability Horizons, we round up eight accessible products that could help you and your children enjoy arts and crafts if you have a disability. We also suggest some art sites, apps and programs for you to enjoy on your phone, tablet or computer, as well as some of the best disability art communities for you to join.
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