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Contact 999 by SMS text

The emergency SMS service has been developed by Action on Hearing Loss, BT, Cable & Wireless, the Department of Communities and Local Government, OFCOM, the UK emergency services and all mobile network operators. What is emergencySMS? If you cannot make voice calls, you can now contact the 999 emergency services by SMS text from your mobile phone. Emergency SMS is part of the standard 999 service which has been designed specifically for people with hearing loss or difficulty with speech.…


Moving and Handling training from Suffolk Family Carers

Do you have to help the person you care for get out of bed? Or move around the house? Suffolk Family Carers work with occupational therapists who can visit your home and help you learn how to safely move your cared for? Not safely for them but also safely for you. More information about the training It’s essential to understand safe moving and handling practice so that you don’t hurt yourself, or the person you care for. The most common…


Why we need Changing Places toilets

How accessible are standard accessible toilets? Did you know that standard accessible toilets do not always meet the additional needs of all disabled people? People with certain disabilities, including profound or multiple learning disabilities, spinal injuries and muscular dystrophy, find their needs are often not met in regular accessible toilets. They require extra equipment and more space to allow them, or their carers, to assist them in using the toilets safely and comfortably.  The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006…

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