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Live Free - Living Freedom Blog

'Live Free' presents a range of articles relating to the challenges faced by the elderly, the vulnerable and persons with disabilities, when looking for secure housing.

A selection of our articles

Article Listing May 2022

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04/08/2022 Painting as a hobby A creative hobby such as painting could fit into your life. It’s healthy to engage our brains in something creatively stimulating that serves as a true escape from our daily worries.
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03/08/2022 The robots are coming In our lifetime, it seems as though robots have always been around. If they haven’t been assisting customer service teams (chatbots) or providing households with a virtual assistant (Alexa), they’ve been depicted on films and TV shows in all forms and purposes.
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30/07/2022 Famous people with disabilities - Stephen Hawking Professor Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) was an author, cosmologist and theoretical physicist, widely regarded as one of the best physicists of all time.
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27/07/2022 RNIB - The Royal National Insitute of Blind People The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people.
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24/07/2022 Independence in later years By the time we’re adults, most humans have achieved at least some level of independence.
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22/07/2022 Home ownership There are myriads of reasons for wishing to purchase a home, not least for the independence and long-term financial benefit it brings.
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19/07/2022 Benefits of downsizing Downsizing is when you move into a smaller home than the one you currently have.
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17/07/2022 Air travel with a disability If you have a disability or reduced mobility, you may think travelling through the air is more of a stressful experience than a positive one.
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15/07/2022 Smart devices in the home Smart devices are electronic devices capable of performing autonomous computing and can understand simple commands made by the users to facilitate and help in daily activities.
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12/07/2022 How to make the most of old age Thinking about retirement and growing older can give anyone anxiety—both physically and mentally, the body changes in ways that are difficult to adjust to.
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10/07/2022 Best hobbies for wheelchair users For wheelchair users, it can be difficult to find hobbies that are accessible and fun as they often feel less able to participate in activities that were once enjoyed.
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07/07/2022 Benefits of a vegetarian diet The benefits of a vegetarian diet are numerous. Be it a lacto, ovo, Lacto-ovo or vegan, a vegetarian diet is an effective way to achieve optimal health.
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04/07/2022 Wheelchair athlete - Aaron Fotheringham Aaron Fotheringham, nicknamed “Wheelz’, is a WCMX athlete born in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1991.
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02/07/2022 Motor Neurone Disease Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rare condition that directly affects the brains and nerves.
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28/06/2022 The benefits of owning a pet Owning a four-legged friend has been the norm for humans since time immemorial. Beyond the companionship and affection they provide, pets provide many benefits to us.
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24/06/2022 Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative autoimmune disorder that affects myelinated axons in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
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22/06/2022 Living with impaired vision - Five Tips to Improve Your Everyday Life Impaired vision can have a negative impact on your life. It can limit your ability to work, drive, read, cook, and do other everyday tasks. Impaired vision could result from ageing or another health condition, but that doesn't mean you can't continue living a productive and happy life.
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20/06/2022 Keeping your brain active in old age Ageing is a process we all worry about. One aspect of ageing we particularly detest is the changes in our memory and thinking, especially memory lapses.
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15/06/2022 Travelling abroad with a disability When you have been diagnosed with a disability, it can be nerve-wracking to travel abroad. However, with good planning, you can feel comfortable anywhere in the world.
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14/06/2022 Home Sweet Home For most people, finding their own home is truly a dream come true. But what is it about being Home Sweet Home that feels so good?
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12/06/2022 Wheelchair athlete - Samantha Kinghorn Samantha May Kinghorn MBE (born in 1996) is a Scottish World Champion wheelchair racer.
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10/06/2022 Are the governments accessibility standards for new homes sufficient? Accessible housing means homes that are designed and built for everyone to be comfortable living in but are especially beneficial to older and disabled people.
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08/06/2022 Adapting lifestyles to a changing climate The role of a home is to protect its inhabitants from the weather. As the climate continues to see changes, however, this is becoming increasingly more difficult.
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06/06/2022 The importance of environmental considerations in house building Nowadays, consumers are putting a lot more effort into green choices when it comes to building houses.
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05/06/2022 Dealing with life after a stroke A stroke is a sudden and shocking life-threatening medical condition which can change your life in seconds.
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03/06/2022 Financial insecurity in old age Financial insecurity in old age has always been a cause of concern for people.
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30/05/2022 UK charities working on behalf of the homeless There are a lot of UK charities working at local and national level on behalf of the homeless population.
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29/05/2022 Opportunities for remote working As the world advances, it is undeniable that the labour market is undergoing what many people have considered a significant shift.
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27/05/2022 Alfie Hewett - British Wheelchair Tennis Player Alfie Hewett, a wheelchair tennis player from Britain who holds the world No. 1 titles in doubles and was also world No 1 in singles.
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23/05/2022 Current UK Housing Policy In 2017 the Conservative Government had a manifesto pledge to deliver 1 million homes by the end of 2020.
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18/05/2022 Problems facing social housing provision The social housing provision has been one of the primary issues facing the United Kingdom.
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17/05/2022 Different types of wheelchairs Since the invention of the wheelchair, it has undergone several modifications and improvements
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12/05/2022 Wheelchair friendly day trips Living with physical disabilities may leave you limited but it does not mean that you should spend your life, staring at the four walls of your room.
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10/05/2022 Alzheimer's Despite there still being no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are now treatments in place to prolong onset and ease symptoms.
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08/05/2022 Nature spotting with your grandchildren The great outdoors is a major way to bond with your grandchildren, create amazing moments and at the same time teach them about their natural environment.
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05/05/2022 The benefits of physical excercise People with physical disabilities are more limited and more likely to have less physical activities than other people because of their limitation.
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04/05/2022 How many persons with disabilities are there in the world? Disability is not as uncommon as people think as there are many people living with disability in the world.
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02/05/2022 Famous people with disabilities - Christopher Reeve Christopher Reeve was an actor best known for playing Superman but, after being paralysed, he became a fierce advocate for those with a disability.
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30/04/2022 History of the wheelchair Throughout history, efforts have been made by people with physical disabilities to overcome their locomotion limitation.
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29/04/2022 Arthritis Arthritis is a medical condition that affects the joints of humans. It causes the degeneration or damage of the joint, which makes it very painful to use the joints.
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28/04/2022 Holidays for persons with disabilities Holidays are generally periods of excitement and joy as everyone is feeling the holiday vibes and cannot be anything other than happy.
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25/04/2022 Spiraling house prices One of the most basic needs of humans is the need for shelter from the elements and other unsavoury situations.
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22/04/2022 Wheelchair fashion People living with disabilities are generally just as cheerful and outgoing as able-bodied individuals regardless of their limitations.
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21/04/2022 Guide Dogs A guide dog is a dog that has been specifically trained to help the blind or visually impaired to navigate their way around.
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19/04/2022 Wheelchair Sports Seeing as most sporting activities require a certain amount of physicality, many disabled people feel secluded from many sporting activities.
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17/04/2022 The joy of being a grandparent Being a grandparent is one of the most fulfilling and special moments in anyone’s life.
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14/04/2022 Adapted Housing Housing is one of the most crucial aspects of human life and this is why a lot of thought goes into the design and layout of the building that people intend to live in.
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13/04/2022 Adapted Bathrooms Adapted accommodations are one of the ways of ensuring that older and disabled people can live their lives comfortably and independently.
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01/04/2022 Cost of living crisis in the UK Young people are being hit hard by the current economic situation in the UK.
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25/03/2022 How can I find disabled accommodation? Finding accommodation for those living with a disability can be difficult.
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17/03/2022 What houses have full wheelchair access? The housing needs of able-bodied people are relatively different from those of the disabled.
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17/03/2022 What options are there for a Granny Annexe? Families are an important part of society, and it is a responsibility to provide for them.
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16/03/2022 Why are so many people homeless? Housing is a huge issue in the United Kingdom. There are many reasons for this, including low wages and high rents, a lack of social housing, and an estimated 200,000 rough sleepers.
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16/03/2022 Why is there a housing crisis in the UK? The UK is currently dealing with a housing crisis. Millions of people are looking for homes, but the supply does not meet demand.
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16/03/2022 What are the alternatives to a care home? Demand for extra care options has never been greater and will continue to dramatically increase.
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16/03/2022 What are the alternatives to Equity Release? Equity is the monetary value of your house minus the mortgage left to be paid on the property.
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16/03/2022 How can vulnerable people be protected? Last year, more than 4 million people across the UK had been identified as clinically vulnerable.
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16/03/2022 How can vulnerable people maintain their independence? The welfare system in the UK is complex and often misunderstood. It could be argued that there are many people with special needs in the UK, which is reflected in the number of disabled people who live on benefits.
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16/03/2022 What Are the Biggest Housing Challenges Facing the Disabled? If you have a disability in the UK, it may be difficult to find housing with certain facilities.
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16/03/2022 As A Disabled Person, How Can I Achieve a Comfortable and Independent Lifestyle? Every adult human is entitled to a comfortable and independent lifestyle.
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16/03/2022 Why is there a social care crisis in the UK? There is a social care crisis in the UK. The fact that a lot of people do not know about this problem is another pointer to the problems facing the social care department in the United Kingdom.