With hundreds of new products and services on display at Independent Living Scotland, Scotland’s premier disability lifestyle, independent living and homecare event, visitors are guaranteed to be wowed by the latest launches from favourite brands as well as inspirational products from newcomers!
The show returns to the SECC, Glasgow this 5 to 6 October and visitors can meet with more than 100 exhibitors who will be showcasing their innovations across daily living aids, access and adaptation, bathing, showering and personal care, children’s equipment and services, furniture, mobility and adapted vehicles, and vision, hearing and communication. That’s not all; inspired feature areas, on-stand advice from charities and associations, and unmissable seminars all make for an informative and enjoyable day out.
With so much to see and do, an introduction to just some of the show’s exhibitors includes:
Accessible Vehicles (Stand B30) – will be offering a range of wheelchair accessible vehicles, both on the Motability scheme and for private buyers. Discover bespoke solutions including upfront passenger WAV’s and traditional rear entry vehicles.
Allardyce Healthcare (Stand F18 & G26) – has 122 years of experience in the supply of healthcare products to Nursing Homes, Retirement Homes, Hospitals and Occupational Therapists. They will be exhibiting along side Careflex, one of the UKs leading specialist seating company.
Attainability UK (Stand E26) – is the sole UK distributor of the U-Step and the LaserCane, both products that help improve mobility in conditions like Parkinson’s.
Baillieston Community Care (Stand C48) – is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in providing a variety of quality care and support services aimed at maintaining an individual’s independence within their own homes and community.
Bellman & Symfon (Stand C50) – offers solutions that enable people to lead full and active lives. The Visit system is wireless and offers cutting-edge telephone and doorbell detection, reliable baby monitoring and fire protection that meets the highest standards.
Bundle Bean (Stand B36A) – offer waterproof and warm wheelchair cosies. Easy-to-fit with no fiddly fixings they are available in adult or kids sizes, fitting all brands of wheelchair and special needs buggy.
Care and Repair – Dementia Enablement Service (Stand F51B) – assess people living with dementia in their own home, making recommendations and supplying products to assist with their safety and to help them to remain independent.
Dementia Carer Voices (Stand F52) – is a Scottish Government funded project to promote a fuller understanding of the carer journey, provide a platform where carers can express their experiences of caring for a loved one with dementia and to harness the awareness raising activity undertaken by Tommy Whitelaw.
Evolution Healthcare (Stand E29) – assess, supply and deliver a range of adult, Bariatric & Paediatric chairs and other items to make life more comfortable for those in need.
Feel the Warmth (Stand B48) – is a new social enterprise producing high performance heated wearables, and featuring a unique Silicone Polymeric system which produces FIR Heat energy which has many proven (non-invasive) therapeutic properties as well as keeping the wearer warm.
HKD Solutions (Stand E27) – will present the UrZone _ 6 in 1 bed / safe enclosed space for children and adults with special needs. The UrZone prevents night-time wandering, entrapment during a seizure or high night-time mobility. Also prevents injury from falling out of bed.
Hob Angel (Stand C40) – from Jordan Shaw, is a simple to install, simple to use product that will reduce the risk of fires starting from hobs being left on.
Langham (Stand G22) – are a UK distributor of quality healthcare aids. Their award-winning products are developed by working with healthcare professionals and end-users to offer the highest levels of quality and help improve the everyday lives of individuals.
Living it Up (Stand B40) – is Scotland’s health and wellbeing website for the over 50’s. It’s where you can find out more about local events and activities, manage and track your health using our fun tools or maybe even be inspired by what others are doing near you.
Mears Care (Stand F43) – aims is to make a positive difference to the communities they serve, by improving homes, improving communities and improving lives. Mears provide rapid response and planned maintenance services to Local Authorities and registered Social Landlords.
No Bend Pet Bowl (Stand B38H) – offers an extendable handle that makes feeding time both safe and pain free as there’s no need to bend down to reach the floor. Suitable for wet or dry food and liquids, the No Bend Pet Bowl is available from Delapre Distribution.
Paths for All (Stand D44) – are a key delivery partner for the Scottish Government’s National Walking Strategy and Active Scotland Outcomes Framework. They champion everyday walking in Scotland and promote more opportunities and better environments for walking, cycling and other activities.
Qimova (Stand B29) – believe that a wheelchair is not just 4 wheels but an extension of the person and a means to enhance your lifestyle, which is why the Qimova range of wheelchairs are designed for COMFORT and built to last a life time.
RNIB Online Today (Stand C2) – is a three-year project funded by the Big Lottery and delivered by RNIB with the aim of introducing people with sensory loss to the benefits of being online.
Sarabec (Stand B38G) – offers hearing accessories for everyday living, including telephones for those who are hearing impaired, alerting systems and listening Systems for television, radio or conversation.
StoriiCare (Stand C52) – enables carers to provide the gold standard of person-centred care, through reminiscing with service users over life story content uploaded by families.
Tourism for All (B38E) – is an independent charity supporting leisure and tourism opportunities for all, operating an information service to disabled and older people and working with the industry and government to raise the standards of welcome to all travellers and tourists.
Vision Hotels (G34) – has a unique proposition centring around people, community and providing choice in abundance with a commitment to creating a wholly inclusive environment.
For the full line-up of exhibitors at Independent Living Scotland 2016 please visit www.independentlivingscotland.org
Independent Living Scotland, which will take place in Hall 3 of Glasgow’s SECC on 5 and 6 October, will bring together people with disabilities, their families and carers along with healthcare professionals to test and compare the latest products on the market, network, gain advice on what is new and identify which product is best suited for each individual need. Find out more at www.independentlivingscotland.org