We have another wonderful article from regular columnist Philip Anderson. He is musing on the subject of luck, and to what extent it shapes our lives.
Certainly, it is not equitably distributed: some people seem to experience one catastrophe after another, while for other lucky souls, good fortune appears to accompany them on their journey. If life is a card game, what you are dealt is a matter of chance - but how you use those cards, is a matter of choice...
We have an interesting sponsored article from Boots Hearingcare, looking at some of the latest developments in hearing technology.
Hearing aids with fiddly controls can be a thing of the past, as they increasingly come with phone apps, allowing you to make adjustments in a straightforward and familiar way. You can also now pair hearing aids wirelessly with more than one device, quite a game changer!
If you employ PAs or carers directly, or use an agency, you will know what a shortage of personnel there is. At long last, after months of delays, the government's promised consultation on social care and loss of freedom of movement has been commissioned.
However, the findings will not be published until the end of next April, and there are real fears that in the general debate about social care, the needs of disabled people who directly employ PAs and carers will not be properly considered.
Not one, not two, but five new Changing Places fully accessible toilets to celebrate. All of them are at Winchester Sport and Leisure Park, a fabulous new facility which includes a hydrotherapy pool as well as two swimming pools, climbing wall, squash courts and gym.
Pressalit, the leading Scandinavian manufacturer of accessible bathroom solutions, worked with the architects to specify state-of-the-art products suitable for adults and children in a multi-user public environment.
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