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Abacus running team defy British 10k heat to raise over £750 for Young Epilepsy

Andrew Williams, Bob Gibbs and Jon Nock representing Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions have successfully completed the…

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Added by Abacus Healthcare on July 16, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments

Short break for the bulletin

Hi all,

The bespoken team is a little short staffed this week with holidays and so on so we will not be sending out a bulletin on Friday the 20th of July.

All bespoken members can still post content, ask questions and support one another and engage with bespoken during this time. The bulletin will return on Friday the 27th of July.

Thank you

The bespoken Team

Added by bespoken Team on July 13, 2018 at 14:25 — No Comments

Abacus to demonstrate hi-lo accessible Gemini bath at OTAC Llanelli

Abacus will be showcasing its proven height-adjustableGemini bath at the…

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Added by Abacus Healthcare on July 3, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Remap awards

Remap, the charity that provides bespoke equipment for disabled people, celebrated some amazing new inventions at its annual awards last week. Here are some examples:

Rupert has invented a system to  help a virtually bind man see again, using a camera, screen and virtual reality headset! 

A rollater was adapted for an amputee by 3D printing special parts and…

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Added by David Martin on July 2, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

Celebrity reunited Helen with her long-lost brother

A Blackwood customer living in supported accommodation in Edinburgh, proves that there is always hope no matter what we have been through.

In a recent conversation with Helen Pain, the 62-year-old Edinburgh native told me her unusual story.

 

‘My brother and I were brought up in…

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Added by Abeer Darwish on June 28, 2018 at 14:29 — No Comments

Transforming Care, Transforming lives

It's a shocking fact that there are still hundreds of people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour living in hospitals, sometimes for ten years or more, due to lack of suitable housing. Setting aside for one moment the…

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Added by Frontier Support on June 27, 2018 at 7:12 — No Comments

The late Gordon Aikman is remembered during #GlobalMNDAwarenessDay charity dinner

A charity fundraising dinner was held last night in Edinburgh to honour the late Gordon Aikman on Global MND Awareness Day. The Event also included a silent auction which raised £46,786 for the charity MND Scotland.

 

Gordon’s legacy

 

Gordon Aikman led a…

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Added by bespoken Team on June 22, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

Come and see why Abacus is first choice for paediatric accessible baths at Kidz to Adultz Wales & West

As a leading choice for families, carers and healthcare professionals, Abacus will be showcasing two of its proven power-assisted baths at the Kidz to Adultz Wales & West exhibition.

 

Thursday 5th July 2018, 9.00am – 4.30pm, Thornbury Leisure Centre, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS35 3JG.Stand S6. Free entry and parking.

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Added by Abacus Healthcare on June 21, 2018 at 9:12 — No Comments

Abacus to showcase Gemini bath at OTAC Cambridge

Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions will be demonstrating its popular height-adjustable Gemini bath at the next Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conference (OTAC).

OTAC, Hallmark Hotel, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8EU. 13th June, 9am – 4pm. Stand 05.

OTAC events…

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Added by Abacus Healthcare on June 12, 2018 at 10:42 — No Comments

OmniServ launches innovative wheelAIR trial at Edinburgh Airport

  Scottish-born innovation offers a “cool” and comfortable solution for wheelchair users while travelling at Edinburgh Airport

 

Edinburgh, Scotland - June 5, 2018 - OmniServ, the UK’s leading airline and…

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Added by Laura McFarlane on June 6, 2018 at 15:34 — 1 Comment

Theraposture's new initiative to help consumers avoid adjustable bed and chair rogue traders

Theraposture, an ethical specialist in assistive furniture, has begun a campaign to protect vulnerable consumers from misleading pricing and high-pressure sales techniques when purchasing adjustable beds.…

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Added by Theraposture on June 5, 2018 at 9:41 — No Comments

Making Sense Of The Senses

At Frontier Support we resolve people problems by providing imaginative, specialist care and support to people with a variety of needs including Learning Disabilities, Autism, Aspergers, Epilepsy, Mental & Physical…

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Added by Frontier Support on May 28, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Gemini and Scorpio baths from Abacus prove popular at relocated Kidz-to-Adultz-South

Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, the trusted manufacturer of the Gemini and Scorpio assisted baths for bathers with disabilities, welcomed a healthy number of visitors to its exhibition…

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Added by Abacus Healthcare on May 25, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Theraposture future-proof Mascot cot proves popular at relocated Kidz-to-Adultz South

Theraposture, the trusted supplier of the adjustable modular Mascot cot system for disabled children, welcomed a healthy number of visitors to its exhibition stand at Kidz-to-Adultz South – being held in Farnborough for the first time.…

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Added by Theraposture on May 22, 2018 at 9:15 — No Comments

Mascot special needs cot at Kidz-to-Adultz-South – the only care cot for truly future-proofed care

Kidz-to-Adultz-South

Thursday 17th May 2018. 9.30am – 4.30pm. 


Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre,

Hall 1 (via Gate F), Etps Rd, Farnborough. GU14 6FD.

Stand: C0



As part of Theraposture’s extensive product range, the Mascot Cot Bed System is a popular choice with parents and professionals and Charities, as its adaptable design can change as needs…

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Added by Theraposture on May 1, 2018 at 11:43 — No Comments

Frontier Support at the Lambeth Autism Fair

We were really pleased to be part of the Lambeth Autism Fair earlier this month; which was aimed at parents and carers with children on the autistic spectrum and autistic adults.

The Frontier stand was staffed by Acting CEO, Tony Piercy and…

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Added by Frontier Support on April 25, 2018 at 13:45 — No Comments

Abacus to demonstrate popular Gemini and Scorpio baths at relocated Kidz-to-Adultz-South

Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, the trusted manufacturer of assisted baths for young bathers with disabilities, will be exhibiting its Gemini and Scorpio accessible baths at the relocated Kidz-to-Adultz-South exhibition.

NEW VENUE! Thursday 17th May 2018, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Farnborough International Exhibition…

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Added by Abacus Healthcare on April 24, 2018 at 8:23 — No Comments

Dodging digital dangers

The internet can be a wonderful place – a huge source of information and a fabulous and convenient way to communicate and make new friends. For people with learning disabilities, and particularly communication disorders such as…

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Added by Frontier Support on April 13, 2018 at 13:22 — No Comments

wheelAIR seek wheelchair users to join exclusive wheelAIR PRO community

 

The award-winning cooling backrest cushion start-up, wheelAIR®, are seeking outgoing manual wheelchair users to join their exclusive wheelAIR PRO community.

 

The benefits of becoming a wheelAIR PRO include the chance to buy a significantly reduced limited…

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Added by Laura McFarlane on April 11, 2018 at 11:56 — No Comments

Glasgow based healthcare start-up gears up to support spinal patients at upcoming national games

Glasgow based healthcare start-up wheelAIR are supporting patients of Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit.  

 

wheelAIR are offering each member of the Glasgow Inter-Spinal Games team the opportunity to use…

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Added by Laura McFarlane on April 11, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

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