In the UK, there are 13.9 million disabled people, which equates to more than 1 in 5. Of course, not all disabilities affect mobility and when people think of mobility disability, they tend to think of those who require a wheelchair. In the UK, less than 8% of the population require a wheelchair. Mobility disabilities could include impairment to your limbs or spine or another part of the body that affects movement, grip and strength.
Mobility Month Discount Code
To help support those who are affected by a mobility disability, we have created a 10% off discount code for you to use at checkout today. We hope the Tenura living aids we have selected for the discount can be of help to yourself or someone you are supporting who has a disability.
Living Aids for People with Mobility Disabilities
Jar and Bottle Openers
Tenura silicone jar openers and bottle openers help you twist-off lids on jars or bottles. They also reduce the strain put on muscles, which is essential for those who have impairment to their strength. Save 10% off with the discount code AMUK20 today.
Tenura coasters are small mats you can use for drinks and other objects such as ornaments to keep them held in place. The silicone has anti slip properties, which means that when an object is placed on the coaster it won’t move with ease even if it is knocked, it doesn’t slip, which helps you to avoid spills and avoid injury.
Frequently, we see the anti slip floor mats placed where a person goes from standing to a sitting position and visa versa. It helps the user get a foothold, which aids them in standing. Often the Tenura anti slip floor mats are helpful for those who use a Zimmer frame, wheelchair or require additional help during sitting/standing. It can provide an extra level of confidence as the person moves.
Tenura anti slip table mats help as objects such as a plate remain in place. It can be beneficial for people with mobility issues as the pressure can be used when eating with cutlery as the dish doesn’t move as they eat. When you use the anti slip table mat in conjunction with the bottle opener/jar opener a person can twist off a lid, one-handed.
Developments to Mobility for the Disabled
Game developers and console creators in the gaming industry are continually developing alternative products that are inclusive to those who have disabilities. There are many adaptive technologies available on the market and some that are in development. It is very encouraging and great to see as the world is getting more and more accessible for those with disabilities, which is important to their well being.
Making sure that someone with a mobility disability feels like they are being supported. More places in the UK are becoming accessible. A great guide to help people find places to visit is Euan’s Guide. This is a website that reviews events and locations in terms of their accessibility.
Technology is continuously developing to help those with disabilities. But for your day to day living the Tenura range can be a great help. That is why we have chosen to give you a 10% discount code for you to use at checkout today.
Caring for those with a Mobility
Training can be a great help when you are taking care of those who have a mobility disability. Of course, you can find lots of information on the internet, but make sure you use reliable sources such as the NHS website. Both allow you to develop knowledge of disabilities and how to address and help people who have limited mobility.
Mobility Month Discount Code
To claim the 10% discount, use the code AMUK20 at checkout (The code will be valid for the month of May). Enjoy our discounted living aids and have a great Mobility Awareness Month.
Follow the hashtags #DisabilityAwareness and #MobilityMonth to stay up to date with the Mobility Awareness Month campaign and share your own stories with others.
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As an alternative to the Self Isolation Activities: Stay Active blog. In this blog, we discuss the benefits of brain trainer puzzles on the brain and how some of the Tenura range can be a great living aid when passing the time with puzzles. We have created a downloadable PDF full of our favourite brain trainer puzzles for you to have a go at as well as some links to other sites where you can continue to train your brain.
Brain Trainer Puzzle Benefits
There can be many benefits to brain trainer puzzles. They are a great way to pass the time during self isolation. They can improve your working memory as many puzzles entail this skill, they make you think and require knowledge on topics you may not have at the forefront of your mind (Crosswords are a great example of this). Puzzles often get you to think logically, which can be beneficial when problem solving in the real world. A methodical approach can make problems seem easier as they can be broken down into a list of steps/rules (Sudoku is an excellent example of this).
Download Puzzles and Answers
At Tenura we have created a PDF with our favourite puzzles. There is also an answer PDF available to download. Please print off the puzzle PDF to have a bit of fun during self isolation.
Living Aids to help with Brain Trainer Puzzles
Tenura cutlery grips allow you to slide a pen into the opening to use as a writing or drawing aid. They provide the user with a larger area to grasp. It is important for anyone with an impairment to their strength of grip. The cutlery grips add weight to the pen, which can help give the user more control when writing.
Table Mat – Living Aid
Tenura silicone anti slip mats create a hold that will keep your puzzle book or paper in place. For those who have impairments to their strength or grip, you do not need to keep the puzzle in place with your hand.
Stay hydrated during your puzzle time. A brew or cup of tea may be what helps you concentrate and if so, the Tenura Cup Holder can be an excellent drinking aid. With the larger surface area base, a drink is less likely to get spilled without the broader base is easier to knock and cause spillages, which in turn could cause injury such as burns.
.Good Brain Trainer Resources
Here are some other places that you can find more brain trainer puzzles:
- Newspapers and Magazines
- Puzzle books (order online as book stores aren’t currently open in the UK)
- Create your own
Tenura's latest addition to the daily living aids range is self-adhesive non-slip silicone reels. Our new product is our faithful non-slip silicone roll with a bonus: a strong self-adhesive backing. The adhesive backing means you can apply it to any area as an effective semi-permanent non-slip surface that will not only provide excellent non-slip properties but will not damage any items placed upon it.
The adhesive backing was an additional feature people have enquired about online, at meetings and exhibitions. Now Tenura is happy to make this available and supply an inexpensive, self-adhesive non-slip roll.
Tenura self-adhesive non-slip roll is useful in many domestic and industrial applications, such as in toolboxes, workbenches, breakfast bars or side tables at home or desks in the office. It can also be applied to handheld objects to increase grip and comfort. Tenura self-adhesive silicone reels decrease the risk of spills and prevent stains from objects resting on its surface. Thanks to the effortless peel-off backing, this material can be applied quickly and neatly, creating an aesthetically pleasing non-slip surface.
Tenura self-adhesive non-slip roll is highly versatile, due to you being able to cut pieces to size using scissors, making them ideal for when a non-slip surface is required. The cut to size versatility makes anti-slip roll perfect for areas where multiple or specific shape applications may be needed.
Like most of Tenura silicone non-slip and grip aids, Tenura self-adhesive non-slip reels can be cleaned with a simple combination of hot water and soap but will lose all non-slip properties whilst wet. Once dry, the silicone's non-slip properties will return, so we recommend allowing the surface to dry properly before using it.
Tenura self-adhesive non-slip reels are 1m x 20cm giving you a large amount of material to work with for your money. Non-slip reels are 0.5mm thick and available in blue.
Tenura self-adhesive non-slip reels can be purchased directly through our website. You can get free shipping on all Tenura products by spending over £50 or more!
Should you have any questions or queries about Tenura self-adhesive non-slip reels, please contact the sales team via phone or alternatively, complete the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
The AT-AAC conference is upon us!
The AT-AAC conference is a two day event between the 1st and 2nd of September where the leading experts and users of assistive technologies and communication methods come together to share their knowledge and experiences with you. This conference is held in high regard and can be very useful for those seeking advice or help in daily tasks which may be made harder by physical impairments or diseases, making this a great opportunity for businesses and people alike to reach out and make connections, or learn about the new and innovative technologies constantly being developed to help those who are not able bodied. The conference starts at 9am on the 1st till 10pm, then 9am till 5pm on the 2nd.
Over the two days of this conference, there will be a 16 speakers from around the world, all experts and users of these assistive technologies and AAC will be sharing their knowledge and experience to help provide an insight into their daily lives, the technologies which may work for their conditions and many other topics designed to help and educate those attending. Although this Conference is located in Kršnjavoga 1, Zagreb, Croatia, there will be translations provided, meaning anyone can attend!
Throughout the AT-AAC conference, you will get the chance to try out and sample different aids for people with disabilities or impairments. The variety of products range from assistive technologies for computers , augmentative enhancements and alternative communication methods allowing those who attend to really get an understanding of the technology currently out there and any advancements that are currently being made. Along with the ability to sample technologies, various institutions and organisations from around Europe will be presenting their work with the disabled, and physically impaired. At this conference you will be able to find many of Tenura’s materials and Daily Living Aids to give the general public “hands on” experience with the products and seeing the ways in which they can help during day to day tasks. Please let us know what you think of them, we love to hear some feedback from visitors!
For any further questions or queries about the AT-AAC conference, please speak to Miroslav Vrankic, He is the managing director of E-Glas d.o.o. and will be speaking at the conference.
Here it is once again folks. Christmas has come around to us once again! Time to sit down and relax for a while with good food and company, I know for a fact I’m looking forward to putting my feet up.
As with all holidays, Tenura will be closing down over Christmas and New Year, the dates are as follows:
December 23th: Cut off point for Tenura orders
December 24th: 8.30-3
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Closed
December 28th: Closed
December 29th: 8.30-12
December 30th: 8.30-12
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed
January 4th: Business resumes as normal
We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year from all of us at Tenura, and look forward to seeing you in the future!
It comes to that time again were we have had to alter our postage prices, although this time it has pros as well as cons.
Royal Mail have upped their postage costs, causing us to change again!
However, instead of two different charges, we now have one flat rate, meaning you will save a bit on smaller orders under 1kg, unless your orders are over £50, then it will be sent out to you free of charge!
Postage by Royal Mail First Class is now £2.50.
While this may benefit some, we do apologise to others who will be adversely affected.
Another year has come and gone, yet for us here at Tenura, we can look back on it with some pride. Our first full year has gone exceptionally well if we do say so ourselves, and with big plans for the beginning of the year, 2013 is only going to get better.
It still feels a bit strange that were in 2012….
At 5pm today, we will be finishing work for the year, downing tools so to speak, and will be returning in the New Year at 8.30am on the 2nd of January.
The website will still be accepting orders, however please note that any orders made after 12.00pm on the 21st will not be sent out until the 2nd of January at the earliest, so please get those orders in if you need them for Christmas!!
For those who may miss out though, all is not lost, as we are offering a 15% discount throughout the Festive period, just enter the code ‘FESTIVE15′ during checkout to get your discount.
It starts today! and will continue until the end of play on the 2nd of January, an extra day to grab yourself some Tenura bargains.
From all of us at Tenura, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
Here at Tenura, we are constantly developing current and new daily living aids to improve their performance for the user, as customers are our priority. We want to create a range of products that people will come to first and foremost to get the job done.
This is our specialty, and while we are knowledgeable on the aspects of conditions like arthritis, we have created daily living aids to help combat daily challenges associated with having arthritis, there are also many other organisations who specialise on providing the knowledge you need to help deal with impairing conditions, such as arthritis, and together we all hope to make daily living easier for you.
We have created a resources page to ensure that you get to the information you need, and hopefully make use of our products while you are on your journey. This ensures that you not only get the help you need but the advice too.
Please visit our resource page to gain extra information that you require.
If any companies would like to be considered for listing on our resources page, they can contact us by email