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Uccello Kettle – Black / White

£53.94 (save £8.99 if VAT exempt)
The Uccello Kettle is a safe and elegant assistive technology that makes handling boiling water safely seem effortless. It opens up a world of confidence and independence for anyone who wishes to handle boiling water safely. Unlike other kettles and kettle-tippers, the circular shape of the Uccello Kettle, combined with its rotating cradle, moves around the body of water to assist the flow of the pour, so you don’t have to lift, strain, balance or aim. The positioning and shape of the ergonomically designed Uccello handle means weight is distributed across the entire arm, not on fingers and wrists, which makes it easier to handle comfortably. While most kettles require that you awkwardly lift and hold open the spout while refilling, the Uccello’s one touch to open hinged lid, requires the lightest of touches to tap open or close. Uccello’s detachable water body vessel sits comfortably within a sturdy base that has the added safety of non slip feet for further stability of pour. The black and white contrast design of the Kettle colours helps individuals with dementia and low visibility differentiate the important parts of the Kettle, including the easy touch lid button. This elegant feature is also a safety feature. From first to last drop of boiling water, the tapered design of the spout ensures water is targeted to the same spot every time, without the splashing, inconsistency or lack of control experienced with ordinary kettle pours.With so much peace of mind including a wide opening for easy filling, quiet boiling and auto shut off protection from overheating Uccello brings you the next level in safe, elegant and effortless assistive technology. 1.5 litre (6 cup) capacity.

Bridgit Home Hub

£149.95
Bridgit is the easy to use technology that Bridges the gap between family carers and their loved ones. Enabling individuals to stay living independently in the their own homes for longer.
Bridgit simply attaches to the front of your fridge via it's inbuilt magnets (or fixing kit) and is available in a number of different colours. The internal sensors passively collect 40 different data points from the elderly user and their home, as well as providing an accessible interface to send and receive simple messages and health assessments.
  • Easy to use - No wires or phone line needed. Simple to use screen and 6 week battery life.
  • Simple to install - Just take out of box, charge and place on fridge via magnets or the simple fixing kit.
  • Discreet - Single unit monitors health and home conditions to inform & flag issues.
  • Supportive - Supporting you with calendar reminders, appointments, weather information and messages.
  • Extendable - Options to link to Alexa and other health sensors in the home via it's Bluetooth hotspot (e.g. BP monitors).
 

Harley Batwing Pillow

£35.15
Supreme comfort and stability. - Specially shaped into three sections to hold you snugly - The lumbar section gently supports your back - Side sections give fantastic lateral support - Use in bed or your favourite chair - Comfy fibre filling - Fitted pillowcase available - Size: 78 (span) x 70 (H) cm (30¾x27½"). If this product is showing as out of stock (red dot), please note that as we manufacture this product on site it can normally be manufactured and available within 2/3 days of receiving your order.

Harley Designer Standard Pillow

£64.60
Award winning comfort. - UK's top selling professional orthopaedic pillow - Unique moulded shape together with the pressure relieving properties of memory foam make this the perfect sleeping partner - Fitted inner and zipped outer case as standard - additional cases available. If this product is showing as out of stock (red dot), please note that as we manufacture this product on site it can normally be manufactured and available within 2/3 days of receiving your order.

Harley Original Standard Pillow

£51.29
Used and recommended by clinicians and healthcare professionals for more than 15 years. It is moulded from cold cast polyurethane foam to offer added support. Its unique design has helped many thousands of people achieve the ultimate nights sleep. It is fitted inner and removable slipover case as standard (except the travel pillow which has a zipped Harley velour pillow case). If this product is showing as out of stock (red dot), please note that as we manufacture this product on site it can normally be manufactured and available within 2/3 days of receiving your order.

Pedal Exerciser

£28.49
Economical and compact home exerciser. This exerciser helps restore muscle strength, circulation and coordination to the lower and upper extremities. Can be stored easily under a chair or bed. Durable steel frame, Chrome finish, non-slip tips. Measures 510 x 400 x 230mm (20 x 15.75 x 9").

Soft Transfer Seat

£32.48 (save £5.41 if VAT exempt)
A soft, padded, flexible turning disc ideal for use on car seats, chairs and beds. The Soft Transfer Seat allows a smooth swivel transfer without painful jarring or twisting.

ACAS

Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. Acas are an independent public body who work every year to improve workplace relationships by providing free and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives on:
  • employment rights,
  • best practice and policies
  • resolving workplace conflict

Action Fraud

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Action Fraud is run by the City of London Police working alongside the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB). They provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime. They want to help people who have been scammed, ripped off or conned everyday.  

Adult Social Care and Support – Sunderland

If you need care and support, there are a number of organisations that may be able to help you. Sunderland Information Point contains information about services and activities for adults, older people and their carers.

Alzheimers Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity who support people living with dementia. Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure. Alzheimer's Society are campaigning for change and funding research to find a cure. They provide support, information and advice to anyone who may need it.

Bridgit Watch – Subscription

£17.94 / month
This subscription is in conjunction with your Bridgit Watch, the easy to use technology that Bridges the gap between family carers and their loved ones. You will need the following details to complete your subscription purchase:
  1. Watch Serial Number (S/N)
  2. The Watch MAC
  3. Your Watch Order Number
Note: The above details can be found on the box for your Bridgit Watch.

British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT)

The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) is a charity committed to promoting and raising awareness of Music Therapy, advocating for equal access to Music Therapy for all, and providing information to the general public.
Use their Find A Therapist tool to browse through professional members of BAMT and find a music therapist near you.

Care.com

The Care.com digital platform provides a simple, comprehensive solution for finding, managing and paying for family care needs; including elderly care, child care, special needs care, pet care and housekeeping.
More than one million carers worldwide are already signed up, and you can filter through them by postcode and the specific tasks you need help with, such as bed changing or grocery shopping.

Carer Guidance – Sunderland

Many do not recognise themselves as carers.

They are parents, grandparents, children, partners, friends or neighbours doing what needs to be done to maintain a quality of life for those they are looking after. Sunderland Carers Centre is here to help you. Whether you are caring for young children, parents, grandparents, extended family members or friends, by adopting a “whole family” approach. Each member of a family will experience different caring roles and Sunderland Carers aim is to identify and support every need.

Carer Support – East Riding of Yorkshire

The Carers UK Digital Resource for Carers, brings together a number of specially-designed digital products and online resources all in one place to get the best results for carers and help organisations provide comprehensive information and support to you in your caring role, including local bespoke information. The one-stop-shop website will help you identify sources of support including technology, as well as promoting your own health and wellbeing, while enabling your independence.

Carer Support – Lancaster

The Lancashire Carer's Service provide information, advice and a wide range of specialist support services designed to help Carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and reduce the impact the caring role can have on their own health and wellbeing. This is achieved through work directly with individual Carers to discuss their concerns and needs, and design a tailored personalised support package.   Support available includes: 
  • Carers’ Assessments and reviews 
  • Coffee and Chat support groups in North and Central Lancashire  
  • Regular magazines providing information on local groups, activities and courses 
  • Support for contingency and emergency planning 
  • A huge range of Digital resources 
  • Access to a CHAT line manned by empathetic and helpful people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year 
  • Access to Volunteer Befriending and Sitting in Services to help you take a break from caring and provide additional company and support 
  • Access to other community, health and wellbeing services 
  • Opportunities to volunteer, make friends and provide support for others 
  • Carers’ Awareness Briefings
 In addition all registered carers will be invited to join the Carers’ Community Network to share their experiences and make new friends.

Carer Support in Hospital – Bristol and South Gloucestershire

Carers Support Centre has a team of Hospital Carer Liaison Workers who work at the BRI and Southmead Hospital. They provide one-to-one support for carers whilst they, or the person they care for, are in hospital. You can also get support for hospital discharge and the Hosptial Carer Liason Workers provide a valuable way of communicating with health professionals if the person you care for is in hospital. We help you by:
    • explaining hospital processes
    • communicating needs or concerns toward staff
    • emotional and End of Life support
    • attending meetings with you
    • ensuring you are involved in the care of the person you care for whilst they are in hospital, or supporting you to use the time to have a break from caring
    • speaking to you about benefits, carer's assessments and signposting you to other services
    • reporting on your experiences to hospital management.

Carer Support in Hospital – Leeds

Carers Leeds offers support to carers of older people on wards in Leeds Teaching Hospitals from their base at St James’s University Hospital. Carers Leeds supports carers and families when their loved one is in hospital and will either leave to move into a care home, or will return home with a package of care. Specialising in the particular issues faced by people who pay for their care. Also providing support to carers who are supporting someone at home and looking for care packages or care homes. If you’d like to refer a carer for support, you can do so through Carers Leeds. Carers Leeds focus on involving carers in discharge planning and ensuring that the carers are informed about services available to them in the community.

Carer Support In-Hospital – Lancaster

It can be a difficult experience to know that someone you love and care about has a mental health problem. You will need both information and support to be able to help them now that they are in hospital. Equally hospital staff need to work in partnership with you. They need your commitment, expertise and experience to achieve the best results for the patients.

Carer Support In-Hospital – Sunderland

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust recognises that carers play an important role in the continuing care of many of our patients during their hospital stay and in planning their discharge.

By implementing best practice, they want to promote the health and independence of carers. This is achieved though working closely with you as your knowledge and experience of caring for your loved one or patient is absolutely invaluable. It is because of this that they look to involve carers in all aspects of patient care, including offering flexible visiting hours so you can help with meal times, or getting washed and dressed. How we achieve this:
  • Early Identification and recognition of carers of all ages
  • Identifying and recognising your commitment as carers
  • Ensuring you are aware that you have certain rights as a carer, including the right to a carer’s assessment
  • Allowing you to make choices about your caring role
  • Actively seeking patients’ permission to share information with carers
  • Involving you in patients’ discharge planning  and offering relevant support
  • Monitoring your experience and satisfaction through surveys and carer organisation feedback
  • Identifying and supporting patients with a caring responsibility
  • Keeping you informed of patient condition
  • Ensuring information is shared with you to facilitate a safe admission and discharge
  • Sign post you to external support agencies such as Local Carers Centres
  • Carers who are patients themselves may have a special need for both a longer convalescence and more respite care for the person they look after. They may need additional support on discharge, as well as to be directed to sources of support.

Carer Support Service – Bedfordshire

Carers in Bedfordshire's support workers are here to help you when there is a hospital admission – whether that is the person you care for or yourself. Just let them know either by completing their form or phoning up. One of their support workers will then phone you to offer emotional and practical support. You may need information, advice, practical and emotional support at a time when things can feel quite overwhelming. They know that supporting someone, both in hospital and out, can be distressing and a real strain for you in your caring role. A hospital admission can also lead to an increase in the amount of care needed, either in the short or long term. Carers in Bedfordshire offer support such as:
  • Offering you additional support during this period. We know this can be a scary time.
  • Talking to hospital staff to ensure you get the information you need whilst the person you care for is in hospital.
  • Providing information about discharge processes and procedures and continuing care.

Carer Support Service – Sunderland

Sunderland Carers Centre provide support for people who look after others. That doesn’t mean professional carers. They offer support to those who care for their husband, wife, mam, dad, son, daughter, sibling, friend or other relative. Providing information, advice and guidance to carers in and around Sunderland – and it’s all confidential, non-judgemental and impartial. The Carers Centre is a “centrepoint” for carers in the city, assisting directly when and where they can and linking people with other organisations when more appropriate, to ensure every user gets the support they require.

Carer Support Service – Wandsworth

If the person you care for is admitted to hospital, it’s possible that this can effect the needs of both yourself and that person. There is a process that should be followed within hospitals to ensure a safe hospital discharge: Patients should be involved in every step of their discharge and discussions about what needs to be put in place should start as soon as possible. As a Carer, you should also be involved with this, with the permission of the person you care for. An assessment should be carried out to determine if care needs to be arranged for when a patient returns home and what that care will look like. It may be that extra personal care is required or equipment is needed to aid recovery. It is important that, as a Carer, you are able to talk about what you can and can’t, reasonably, do. Perhaps the mobility of the person you care for has become restricted due to their hospital stay and you are unable to assist them with moving; this would need to be explained in order to make sure the correct help is put in place.