Thursday, September 24, 2009

Who can get a Disabled Facilities Grant?

A grant can be used for adaptations to give you better freedom of movement into and around your home and/or to provide essential facilities within it.

If you are disabled, acceptable types of work include:

  • widening doors and installing ramps
  • providing or improving access to rooms and facilities - for example, by installing a stair lift or providing a downstairs bathroom
  • improving or providing a heating system which is suitable for your needs
  • adapting heating or lighting controls to make them easier to use
  • improving access to and movement around the home to enable you to care for another person who lives in the property, such as a child

An occupational therapist will look at your circumstances and can recommend the type of adaptation(s) needed.

For more information plase visit the website

New Meditek Stairlifts from £1395 installed

Dolphin Mobility are delighted to announce details of a huge price reduction on new Meditek Stairlifts.

One of the best stairlifts on the market can now be fully installed for only £1395 with a 12 month warranty. Call Dolphin on 0800 9800 126 for a free no obligation quote.

A stairlift could cost as little to run as 1.3p per day

Mobility aids can give elderly or disabled people a new lease of life; allowing them the freedom to move alone, and to stay independent in their own home for longer. Every senior citizen should consider how the use of a mobility aid could make their life easier, and safer. But many worry about the hidden costs of stairlifts, so here is some data which should help them breathe easier.

A stairlift could cost as little to run as 1.3p per day, which comes in at under £5 per year! When you compare the cost of running a stairlift to other household items (at
it becomes apparent that the cost to run a Stannah Stairlift is really nothing to worry about. A lightbulb costs £14 per year, a washing machine double that. A tumble dryer can cost up to £60 to run for a year, and a television around £20. These stats are based on average usage according to the calculator at, and on seven return journeys in the stairlift.

Many people put off making adaptations to their homes, wondering if they might be leaving sometime soon. Elderly and disabled people will be forced to leave their home if it becomes difficult to get around, so making home improvements, including installing a Stannah Stairlift, is one of the best ways to make their home easily navigable again. The stairlifts work by charging a battery at the top and bottom of the stairs, so you’ll never find yourself stranded in the middle of the stairs and out of juice. As the data above proves, the expense to run a stairlift is pretty measly, so the only cost you need to worry about is the initial spend on the stairlift and it’s installation.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009