Winter 2017 Newsletter

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Our Winter 2017 newsletter features news about our disability equipment and hire, shop, and developments in our vehicle workshop. Download a copy of the newsletter...
Refurbishments

Refurbishments

Disability Resource Centre brings months of work to an end in June when our Sarn Lane premises are refurbished with new offices, a second car bay in and the latest IT. Our extra car bay means faster installation and the new layout is designed for maximum convenience. Built for today’s larger vehicles, our two new car bays mean that the tight squeeze which means some vehicles are difficult to cope with with will soon be a thing of the past. Every penny counts, and with thanks to Philip Brooks’ (PJ Brooks & Co. Insurance Brokers), and his daughter Angela for producing the video, we are in the running for Aviva’s 2015 Community Fund award. Thank you so much Philip and Angela! The Aviva Community Fund offers support and funding to community causes of up to £25,000. You can find out more about our refurbishments in our video for the award scheme here. We want to thank Insurance Brokers  *Name* for their help with scheme entry and video production. Votes count for Aviva’s award scheme so if you have time to support us, you can find out more about casting votes here, or alternatively please call us on 01745 448...
Spring 2015 Newsletter

Spring 2015 Newsletter

Disability Resource Centre’s Spring 2015 newsletter is available now. This 12 page edition discusses our planned refurbishments including expanded workshops and new offices, the Orange Wallet Scheme, developments in Asthama medication, diet and dementia, new welfare rights services for people with dementia, useful products, and more. The newsletter is available in hard copy and a .pdf version can be downloaded...
Autumn 2014 Newsletter

Autumn 2014 Newsletter

Our 2014 Newsletter is available now. This edition marks our 25th year of business, and in this issue we talk about our Information Centre, Showroom news, vehicle adaptations, news for carers, special deals and more. The newsletter is filled with 12 pages of news and advice from all our departments, and includes recipes and games. Our showroom department discusses what is selling, including the new Flexifoot ferrules, and a Q&A about mobility scooters. In News & Views, you can find handy information about cinema discounts, disabled persons railcards and bus passes, and some useful apps for iPhone. If you have not seen a copy of our newsletter, you can download a copy of our newsletter in pdf format...

FAQ

Have a question? We might already have the answer! We provide everything from short term wheelchair hire to rising armchairs, bath lifts, fully specified hospital beds, and more. Check through our questions and answers to give you an idea about what we do before calling! Question I am housebound. Can I still receive your services? Answer Yes, we can carry out home visits. We are happy to mail order a smaller item you may require, or if someone is in the area they can deliver to you. Question Where are you? Answer In the grounds of Glan Clwyd Hospital at the far end of the main car park Question Do you service or repair equipment? Answer Yes our workshop team is eager to assist you, just contact them on 01745 448288 Question Is it possible to view products in my own home? Answer Yes we can carry out no obligation home visits to try out larger products Question Do you buy or sell second hand equipment? Answer No, unfortunately we don’t have the space Question How do I access the Information Service? Answer The Information Service is available five days a week, by calling in or telephoning 01745 448288 and asking for Emm Question What sort of information is available? Answer Any advice on physical wellbeing, daily activities, social wellbeing financial advice or advice for...
Emmy’s useful guides

Emmy’s useful guides

The Disability Resource Centre has an extensive library of publications and other literature which is freely available. Some of our information is available electronically, and our new web site makes it easy to share these publications in a format that you can browse at your leisure. Our Information officer, Emmy Cuddeford, oversees our knowledgebase, and as she finds worthwhile publications, or information that our customers find useful, we will add them to our web site. Please check back occasionally for...
New web site!

New web site!

A major feature of our new site is new technology which determines viewers’ equipment specifications and calculates the best layout for the user’s device. Our new web site launched at the beginning of September, and soon we will start rolling out services which we hope you will look forward to engaging. In addition to a no-frills layout and simple navigation, the web site is geared for our staff to manage services in-house which means we can deliver news and information to you rapidly. More and more, people use tablet devices like iPads and even smartphones to view web sites. We did a little informal research before launching the site, and discovered that whereas 5 years ago almost all web sites were universally viewed by desktops or laptops, today local businesses are reporting that some web sites are accessed by tablet devices as much as 40% of the time. Apparently, gone are the days when we could use one layout to imagine that was how the rest of the world would see us. Today, web sites really need to be able to provide multiple layouts for multiple screen sizes and resolutions automatically. In some cases, statistics occasionally show users accessing web sites via wide screen TV sets, while at the other end of the spectrum statistics show a healthy representation of visits at the same web site by smartphones. That is a challenging proposition. All this means compromises. Navigation bars are great for desktop users who like to use a mouse. Navigation bars do not work so well for tablet users who prefer large targets like images to trigger navigation...
Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is an influential charity which is recognized by families, communities, health professionals and policy makers. Their web site is well organised and the Foundation’s online publications catalogue lists over two hundred and fity reports, briefings and information booklets, most of which are freely available as downloadable .pdf documents. The web site features an extensive news section including newsletters and more. Additionally, the site has a comprehensive help section covering everything from advice to a mental health A-Z, podcasts, and even a mood manager app. To view the Foundation’s publications catalogue, click...