Loneliness and Health

In this blog, EaRN volunteer James discusses the the effect of loneliness on our health and wellbeing. We decided to look at loneliness because it is very much a current issue. Our primary goal was to look at all aspects of loneliness and we started by looking at a British Medical Association blog from 06/05/2022 …

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Considerations when receiving support package funding

In his next blog, EaRN volunteer Colin looks at the things to consider when in receipt of funding for a support package. When somebody receives funding for their support package, either from their local authority or a Non-Departmental Public Body such as the Independent Living Fund Scotland ILFS or a combination of both, a condition …

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Finding suitable accomodation

In his next blog, volunteer Colin looks at the things to consider when looking for accommodation. Finding suitable accommodation is one of the biggest decisions anyone makes during their lifetime.  When a member of that household has a disability there are added factors to consider: Does the accommodation have ramped/level access If not contact the …

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Disabled Access to Public Buildings

In his next blog, EaRN volunteer Colin looks at access to public buildings and what reasonable adjustments can and should be made. The Equality Act 2010 states that disabled people have the right to ‘reasonable adjustments’ that makes jobs and access reasonable.  Access for disabled people is a legal requirement, this applies to employers, public …

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