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    Pen wise it would depend on what grip issues you have id guess..i have seen some that you move using your whole hand and the pen part goes between your fingers. Ther are also ergonomic pens that have barrels moulded to the shape of a hand, perhaps that could help? Or even using suguru, a paste that air hardens to make a grip that fits your hand..

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    Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for the great advice.

    I've not heard of Sugru before. On Amazon they sell the 'original formula' and also 'family safe/skin friendly' formula:-

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00WW8KI...364&th=1&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sugru-Mould...ZFJGZAJJBEQ48D

    Have you ever used it? I guess that the best one for making Pen grips is the one that's 'skin friendly'?

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    Hello Barry

    I had been looking for a lighter kettle, possibly with a tip-motion. However, i am now considering the water boiler you have recommended. I notice in the picture that the cup is being held underneath the water-spout. I would not be able to do that and press the button. Is it safe to place the cup on the counter below and will it splash, if I do? I notice there is no drip-tray. Living alone safety is paramount.

    I would appreciate your advice and any other suggestions. As I live alone I want to maintain as much independence as I can for as long as I can. I now have a carer three times a week to help me shower and dress buI have to manage during the day by myself. I am in the process of selling my house and moving to a flat so will thankfully be on one level. The move will free-up some money, so I am looking to buy some new things that will make my life easier. I would also welcome some advise in IT aids. The flat already has an electronic remote blind in the bedroom.

    I have also been looking at contour beds and a chair. If anyone can suggest a good firm from which to purchase these from I would be most grateful. I have become confused at the different products and prices.

    I will welcome all suggestions.
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    Ann

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    Hi Ann,

    You might find that a hot water dispenser similar to the one that Lisa (Catsparkle) recommended is more suitable. Lisa's is the 'Breville Brita', which is included as part of the the range of hot water dispensers on the Breville website:-

    http://https://www.breville.co.uk/breakfast/hot-water-dispensers/

    There is also quite a detailed video demonstration of a Breville hot water dispenser on the QVC website:-

    http://https://www.qvcuk.com/Breville-HotCup-Hot-Water-Dispenser-with-Variable-Dispense.product.808018.html?sc=Froogle&ref=fgl&so urce=froogle&cm_mmc=PPCSHOPPING-_-Google-_-Shopping-_-HomeKitchen&utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_ campaign=base&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8cn-s5rD4AIVzJztCh2LdwMgEAQYAiABEgICuvD_BwE&

    I hope you are having a lovely weekend,
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    Thankyou for posting the link Kayleigh xx the forum doesn't behave very well on my phone. Ann, my neuro team have referred an assistive technology team to come out, assess and support me, do you have a team? They advise on things like the bed or one handed equipment too, in the New Forest there's an OT and physio that do home visits. I don't know if it's the same everywhere.
    Re the water boiler, the breville one i have you place the cup on a drip tray below. At the moment i often use a plastic insulated filter coffee mug, they are recommended on disability sites, but i got mine on amazon years ago cos I'm the only filter coffee drinker inn the house(the other person being under 10, hehe) I'll find a link to it . It's very easy to hold, light weight, insulated so easier when your poor grip allows the cup to go against your hand and when you forget your tea (which i do all the time) it's still warm! The inside filter bit is long gone, so i use them for tea now ��

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    Hi Kayleigh, i have used it! (Suguru) i get overexcited by these things, tee hee.. mainly to mend things I've broken.. i can just about write but use my phone really, 'swiping' the keyboard or with a stylus. Ipads are supposed to have that function too, the new cheaper ones can be used with a pen and you can get workshops on how to use them at apple stores. My daughter has problems holding a pencil and you can buy a pack online with lots of different pencil grips to try, don't know if that would help anyone? I'll go get these links now!

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