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Newsletter Archive

Time on your hands? Lucky you! Why not use a few of those spare minutes wisely, and catch up on some news from Felgains?

Warning: some of these newsletters may contain bad jokes...

January newsletter

In the first newsletter of the new year, we shake-off the January blues with a VENDLET success story.

We also bring it home with a review of the latest DFG report, plus reveal our new home adaptations partner.

National news getting you down? Read ours instead. It includes stories of life-changing equipment, fundraising successes and a video of a cute dog. Come on in.
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Happy New Year!
We hope you've managed to shake off the mince pie-induced fug and embraced the new year with gusto. But if you're still feeling a bit fuzzy, fear not. Why not take five to fill your mug and get some care-related news?
Life-changing kit for Sam
Just before Christmas, we caught up up with 'Team Sam'. A crack squad of family members and nurses that care for 24-year old Sam Higgins, Team Sam had been searching for a solution to their moving and handling needs. 
Listen to Coral Thompson, one of Sam's team members, talk about the impact of the equipment.
Watch the video (1 minute)
Accessible bathrooms
We've partnered with a specialist adaptations company who transform existing spaces into level-access bathrooms and wet rooms.
If either yourself or a client is struggling to use the bath, shower or loo, why not get in touch? We can talk through low-cost solutions as well as more permanent adaptations.
Get more information
Spotlight on the DFG
Speaking of home adaptations - did you hear about the independent review of the DFG? The Disabled Facilities Grant will turn 30 this year, and the review that was published in December considers how well the DFG is currently serving us. Read our blog to get the report's top headlines.
Read the blog (3 minutes)
Tree-mendous fundraising
Although it always feels sad to take down the Christmas tree, it’s a task that’s brought a huge smile to a Cambridge hospice. The charity has been collecting used Christmas trees and taking them to a compost centre in return for donations, and this year they’ve managed to raise £26,000. We’d call that a tree-umph. 
Read the BBC article
And finally...
If your January has felt like this, don't worry - we're with you. Spoiler: this little guy makes it to the top in the end. Insert motivational metaphor here
That's all from us for now. Take care and speak soon,

The Felgains Team

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December newsletter

As we wrap up 2018, December's newsletter is a look back at our best bits from the past year. And yule be amazed at what we achieved together. Seriously, snow joke. You sleighed it.

November newsletter

As the air turns crisper we get the blood pumping with an epic team challenge as well as warming our hearts by welcoming a little visitor. We also explore the importance of good hygiene facilities in schools and reveal our exclusive Raizer offer...

October newsletter

We don't think Halloween affected October's newsletter at all... We kick off with a bed made from barbed wire before declaring that WE. WANT. YOUR. BRAINS. In a 'good ideas' kind of way, though. Not a bloodthirsty zombies kind of way...

September newsletter

This edition is dedicated to every single person who's been affected by dementia. We bake a LOT of cake for the Alzheimer's Society, explore whether an accepted wisdom in dementia care is true, and cosy up to a retro ambulance.

August newsletter

August proves a big month as we acquire a fresh-faced new starter as well as (actually, no spoilers here, you'll have to read to find out!). We also salute a group of concert-goers who remind us that the act of caring takes many forms.

July newsletter

Summer reveals our silly side as we compete in a Raizer race: boys versus girls. We also explore the MANULET range of positioning aids and meet Lenny - an old-fashioned barber warming the hearts of men living with dementia.

June newsletter

In our first ever news round up, we attempt to summarise all the wonderful stuff that came out of the Single-handed Care Summit, reveal the OPLET Patient Turning System, and ask the question: driverless wheelchairs, yes or no?