Mysokoni

Mysokoni EVERYTHING ACCESSIBLE

Our history and hopes

Mysokoni's main goal is to help disabled and older people find products that will enhance the quality of their lives.  There is a wide and growing range of life-changing products available that a lot of people do not know exists and if they do are not sure where to find them. 

Inspired by a visit to Naidex in 2017, we launched in July 2018 with just two vendors and 50 products.  Now we have 1000+ products from over 20+ vendors and new products are being added daily. We welcome your feedback on how to make this work better for you, please send your ideas to info@mysokoni.co.uk 

 

To professionals such as occupational therapist, nurses etc: we welcome your advice with improving Mysokoni as a place that will work for disabled and older people. At Naidex 2018 a surprising number of OTs stopped by our booth to let us know they welcome what we are doing and gave us their support. Now that the site is live, we would like to form an advisory group that can guide us in many areas. If you are interested in working with us please send an email to info@mysokoni.co.uk


To vendors: we are only interested in working with vendors that can provide high levels of customer service and quality products. Whether you are a small niche company or a recognised international brand, if your products will help enhance the lives of older and disabled people and you provide high levels of pre and post sales support as required, we welcome you to apply for an account here 

Become a product advisor

As part of our mission, we welcome disabled and older people who would like to assist shoppers by reading about a product and providing advice that will help others with their purchasing decisions. If you are interested in helping other people please visit  https://www.mysokoni.co.uk/pages/product_advisors.html for more information

 

 

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Mysokoni

Physical Health Aids

Physical Health Aids

Mental Health Aids

Mental Health Aids

Clothing & Footwear

Clothing & Footwear

How to get back your mobility independence in the home

An informative discussion about the benefits of a dedicated indoor wheelchair also called an ergonomic mobility chair. Learn how one piece of equipment can replace up to 7 in the home and is giving users back their independence.

See More Poss-Ability Videos  Here 

STROKE AWARENESS

Stroke Awareness

WHAT IS A STROKE?

A stroke can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time. It's vital to know how to spot the warning signs of a stroke in yourself or someone else. Using the FAST test is the best way to do this. 

  • Face: Can the person smile? Has their face fallen on one side?
  • Arms: Can the person raise both arms and keep them there?
  • Speech problems: Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say? Is their speech slurred?
  • Time: If you see any of these three signs, it's time to call 999.

There is no way of knowing if symptoms will pass or get better when they first start, so you need to seek immediate medical help. A stroke is a medical emergency. Always dial 999. The quicker the person arrives at a specialist stro

THE FAST TEST

Our How to do the FAST test video runs through each stage of the FAST test to help you identify the most common signs of stroke. Learn how to do the FAST test and share it with your friends and family.   Recognising the signs of stroke and calling 999 is crucial, even if the symptoms pass. The quicker the person arrives at a specialist stroke unit, the quicker they will receive appropriate treatment. 

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Take a 360° Tour of Great Ormond Street Hospital

We've thrown open our (digital) doors – join us on a 360° tour of nine key areas of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Discover our beautiful chapel, much-loved sensory and play areas, and our charity-funded state-of-the-art operating theatres.  For more information about the hospital and the life-changing work we do, visit https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/

Ask For Evidence Ambassadors

ASK FOR EVIDENCE AMBASSADORS

ASK FOR EVIDENCE AMBASSADORS

Sense about Science is recruiting 20 new volunteer ambassadors around the UK to lead the Ask for Evidence campaign. 

Ask for Evidence is a public campaign that holds powerful figures, companies, organisations and public bodies to account. It helps people challenge claims in news stories, adverts and policies and ask for the evidence behind them. It’s making sure a discussion on the evidence happens when it really matters.

Becoming an ambassador is an opportunity to encourage others in your region to Ask for Evidence by giving talks, running activities and talking with community groups about issues that matter to them. 

Our ten existing ambassadors have already reached over 50,000 people and over 1500 people have asked for evidence on issues ranging from health supplements, speed limits, contraception and education to alcohol, IVF and pollution.

Now we are aiming to build on this success with ambassadors from across the country, and all walks of life, highlighting why evidence matters to them.

Successful applicants will receive expert training in public speaking, insights into campaigning and communications and opportunities to organise and give talks. This is a great chance to help shape and deliver a national campaign. You will work closely with the friendly Sense about Science team to arrange events, give talks and collect feedback.

Ambassadors will deliver 3 - 6 talks a year and are encouraged to seek out opportunities for these in their local area on relevant issues to the community.

This position is open to anyone who cares about, uses or advocates for evidence in their lives and communities. It is unpaid but reasonable expenses will be covered.

Applicants will need to be available to attend a training day in London on Friday 10th May 2019 (travel expenses will be covered).   

To apply please send a short CV and a note explaining why you would like to be an ambassador and how you’ll bring the issues you care about to the campaign.

Please send all applications to Alex Clegg – alex@senseaboutscience.org by 5pm Friday 22nd March. If you would like an informal chat about the role then please get in touch.

ASK FOR EVIDENCE

ASK FOR EVIDENCE

Ask for Evidence is a public campaign that helps people request for themselves the evidence behind news stories, marketing claims and policies.

We hear daily claims about what is good for our health, bad for the environment, how to improve education, cut crime, treat disease or improve agriculture. Some are based on reliable evidence and scientific rigour. Many are not.

How can we make companies, politicians, commentators and official bodies accountable for the claims they make? If they want us to vote for them, believe them or buy their products, then we should Ask for Evidence.

Ask for Evidence isn’t about leading an ‘evidence-based life’; it is about holding powerful figures to account and not having the wool pulled over our eyes on important issues. It is making sure that a discussion of the evidence is happening when it really matters. That might be when a public figure or authority makes a claim or decision on our behalf; or when public money or our health or safety is at stake.

People come here to share their experiences of asking for evidence and to use the hub of resources and expertise to make sense of the evidence they receive.

Ask for Evidence is supported by hundreds of public figures, organisations and thousands of supporters such as Mumsnet, NHS Behind the Headlines and the Royal Statistical Society. The campaign has received core funding from The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and this website was built thanks to support from the Wellcome Trust.

Ask for Evidence was launched by Sense about Science in 2011. Sense about Science is a charity that helps people to make sense of science and evidence and promote use of evidence in public life. This takes us from responding to outlandish diet claims by celebrities to helping parents understand vaccines, from working with people with chronic diseases to beat misleading ‘cure’ claims on the Internet to pressing for sound use of statistics in media reporting.

SENSE ABOUT SCIENCE

SENSE about SCIENCE

Sense about Science is an independent campaigning charity that challenges the misrepresentation of science and evidence in public life. We advocate openness and honesty about research findings, and work to ensure the public interest in sound science and evidence is recognised in public discussion and policymaking. 

Our solutions

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UNITED REHAB SOLUTIONS

At United Rehab Solutions we offer bespoke transdisciplinary rehabilitation to adults and children 

who have suffered catastrophic injuries, e.g.

· Neuro

· Traumatic brain injury

· Complex orthopaedics

· Amputee

· Spinal injury

· Birth injuries 

Our Staff Team are led by Andrea Parry who is the founder and lead occupational therapist for the organisation. 

Andrea has over 16 years experience of working with a variety of complex cases and who is passionate about ensuring that the clients achieve their full potential within their rehabilitation programme. 

Our staff team consist of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and neuro nursing who are all clinical experts and specialising in, but not limited to the following areas – 

· Respiratory and tracheostomy care and management

· Swallowing 

· Communication and alternative and augmentative communication 

· ADL assessments

· Minor and Major adaptations and specialist equipment 

· Cognitive assessments and rehab

· Counselling and psychotherapy

· Vocational rehabilitation

· Occupational health assessments

· Postural Management

· Seating and wheelchair assessments

· Spasticity management, splinting and casting

· Acupuncture, Indiba Activ

· Functional neuro rehab.

Due to the interdisciplinary approach and structure of the organisation our clients are able to maximise their rehabilitation potential through innovative and unique solutions to achieve exceptional outcomes.

UNITED REHAB SOLUTIONS – SEEING POSSIBILITIES NOT BARRIERS

Web :- http://unitedrehab.solutions E-Mail :- hello@unitedrehab.solutions Phone :- 01745 583156 

SEEING POSSIBILITIES NOT BARRIERS

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 At United Rehab Solutions Ltd we offer bespoke transdisciplinary rehabilitation to people who have suffered catastrophic injuries. That means we offer more than just a therapy assessment and treatment plans. We work together in a unique and innovative way to enable the client to maximise their potential.  

EVERYONE TO ENGAGE IN INTERVENTION THROUGH TEAMWORK

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  “This approach to treatment integrates expertise and experience from the different professional disciplines. Each professional provides input to maximize each client’s individual treatment gains. The interwoven nature of the treatment programs broadens the skill sets of each therapist due to their interaction with others outside their discipline, but it also allows the team of professionals to work together to reinforce and maintain goals not normally monitored. With a truly transdisciplinary team, the typical boundaries of each professional discipline tend to disappear. Instead, each professional develops a working knowledge of their co-workers’ areas of expertise and discipline. Ultimately, the common goal – exceptional treatment progress – is achieved through the collaborative, transdisciplinary team.”  

New Services

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Due to MASIS’s continuing networking and collaboration with appropriate professional experts associated with the health and disability sectors, more new services are available.

Please be advised that these are chargeable services and fees are quoted on an individual basis.

Disability Services For Businesses, Private And Public Premises

 

  1. Access auditing and statements.
  2. Disability Public Relations and Media Relations services.
  3. Disability mediation and arbitration.
  4. Disability awareness training.
  5. Access and egress services through the use of mobile phone and assistive technology.

These services can be provided nationally and certain internationally located businesses and service providers are already making use of them.

Interior Design Services

 

Health focused inclusive design services are also now available. These will enable people of all ages to manage major and minor health conditions within their home and workplace environments.

All design work is undertaken by a qualified interior designer who has also gained extensive work experience as an Occupational Therapist within the NHS and private healthcare sectors. These skills enable risk assessments to be undertaken on furniture purchased from ‘high street’ retailers as well as on bespoke furniture and fittings ensuring safe use. Wherever possible these are used in preference to disability specific equipment.

The services provided will be of particular relevance to Occupational Therapists, medical professionals, charities, personal injury solicitors, architects, equipment providers and manufacturers.

From home makeovers to major building projects we believe we can be of assistance.

For further contact or to arrange an initial free consultation please complete the ‘on-line’ enquiry form below.

Amazing Things Happen

An introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It is intended to be viewed, discussed and shared widely by anyone but especially teachers and parents. 

New fast test to detecting Sepsis

New fast test to detecting Sepsis (UK/Global) BBC News 19th February 2019
"A prototype has been developed in the UK by University of Strathclyde, which has worldwide ramifications in the quick diagnosis of Sepsis (also known as 'blood poisoning' or 'septicaemia').

The UK figures should give you an idea, with 250,000 cases being diagnosed each year and 52,000 of these dying, that's more than 1 in 5. Those that survive might have lost limbs or organ problems for the rest of their lives.

Signs of sepsis

Sepsis information

 This is potentially life saving information from St. John Ambulance, Ballymena Division. 

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MASIS

Patient

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Patient is one of the most trusted medical resources online, supplying evidence based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.

For Patients, Health Professionals, & Carers visit their website today.

AllTrials

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We are calling on everyone in our sector to join us in supporting the AllTrials campaign. Hundreds of thousands of patients have taken part in clinical trials which have never reported results. For every day that passes, more information is at risk of being lost forever. We have to make every clinical trial count. Join us today. West.

Become a member – it’s free!receive up-to-date information about patient and public involvement and engagement events and opportunities across the North West.

Biobank

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UK Biobank is a major national health resource, and a registered charity in its own right, with the aim of improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses. 

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

Our guidance, advice, quality standards and information services for health, public health and social care.

Arthritis Care

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If you have arthritis, Arthritis Care understands how it can affect you and your life. Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed or have been living with it for some while, we’re here with information and support. 

Remap

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Remap is a charity that provides custom-made equipment for disabled people in situations where there is nothing suitable on the market. The service is provided by skilled volunteers and is completely free. 

Health & Medical

Learning Disability Team

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If you have learning disabilities and are coming into the Royal Liverpool or Broadgreen Hospital as an emergency or pre-planned admission or as an outpatient, the Learning Disability Team are happy to help or support you with your requirements.

We aim to facilitate:

  • Support the individual, their family or carers.
  • Liaise with others to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to enhance the care provided.
  • Assist with complex issues.
  • Be involved in hospital discharges.
  • Be part of multi-disciplinary team working.

OxAAA

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a common pathology which can result in rupture and high related mortality. It remains an important cause of death in developed countries.

The pathophysiologic mechanisms governing AAA progression in humans is not fully understood...

Centre For Public Health

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CPH is part of the Faculty of Education, Health & Community at Liverpool John Moores University. We offer expertise in a range of methodologies including health research, evaluation, systematic reviews, surveillance, audit, epidemiology and statistics. 

The Walton Centre

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The Walton Centre is unique - we are the only specialist hospital trust in the UK dedicated to providing comprehensive neurology, neurosurgery, spinal and pain management services.

Our mission is to provide a high quality of treatment,care and patient experience in the most appropriate place for the needs of our patients.

Values Based Practice

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 The Collaborating Centre has been set up to support the development of values-based practice through shared learning. Based at St Catherine’s College in Oxford the Centre brings together a wide range of individuals and organisations working on different aspects of values-based practice around the world.
 

Atrainability

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Human Factors are the behavioural and physiological elements that affect human performance in general and in particular with regard to Threat and Error Management. The elimination, trapping and mitigation of avoidable error, resultant harm and associated cost is the primary aim.

Please click to find out further information about Atrainability.

DisDAT

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DisDAT stands for Disability Distress Assessment Tool. DisDAT documents the signs and behaviours of an individual so that if they have a permanent or temporary difficulty with communication, distress can be clearly identified. If an individual struggles to communicate their needs, they can find difficult or impossible... 

Respect

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ReSPECT stands for Recommended Summary Plan The ReSPECT process creates a personalised recommendation for your clinical care in emergency situations where you are not able to make decisions or express your wishes.

OT Magazine

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The OT Magazine has been launched to cater solely for occupational therapists in the UK.

The OT Magazine is the only publication in the UK that exists to bring occupational therapists all the latest products, in-depth features, the latest research and up to date information on events and exhibitions that are relevant to them.

Liverpool Heart And Chest Hospital

Liverpool Heart And Chest Hospital

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Knowledge Hub

Knowledge Hub

Knowledge Hub – join the digital collaboration space for public service 

 Interested in connecting with colleagues and sharing practice? Knowledge Hub is the ideal place to exchange knowledge to improve public services and produce social value. As the UK’s largest platform for public service collaboration, it helps members and communities to freely connect, share knowledge, develop initiatives and share expertise in a secure environment. Used by over 160,000 public service and non-profit employees and their partners, Knowledge Hub hosts over 2,500 collaboration groups covering a huge range of subjects from health and social care, education and project delivery to flood risk management, housing and transport to name just a few. Join for free now! 

Download a free copy of neuromatters

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"neuromatters" Winter 2018/19

The Walton Centre's members magazine

"BBC2 series "Hospital" showcases The Walton Centre"

The Walton Centre Highlights 2017-2018

You might be familiar with the Walton Centre if you're a fan of BBC2's "Hospital" which airs every Thursday. If you haven't seen it yet it's available on BBC iplayer