News and Blog

Taking action on Dementia

Post on Wed 23rd May 2018

Community events are being staged all around the UK to mark Dementia Action Week and Scrivens is joining in to show its support.

From bake and book sales to raffles, fun competitions and eye-catching fancy dress, our branches are raising funds and awareness for our chosen charity Alzheimer’s Society.


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Raising awareness of hearing loss

Post on Mon 14th May 2018

Have you heard? Hearing loss affects more than 11 million people in the UK so you’re not alone if your hearing isn’t what it used to be.

Deaf Awareness Week from 14-20 May is a chance to spotlight the issue and challenge perceptions of hearing loss and deafness across the UK.


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Put yourself in the frame when it comes to style

Post on Fri 11th May 2018

Some people have an innate sense of style that seems to come to them naturally.

But many of us have to work a little bit harder on finding what really suits us, with a few fashion mistakes along the way, to feel happy with our choices.


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Listen to the warnings on noise

Post on Wed 25th Apr 2018

Global campaigns sometimes feel a world away and don’t always hit home.

Today’s International Noise Awareness Day should have a resonance with all of us though because excessive noise is not just annoying, it is bad for our wellbeing. In the short term noise causes stress, which affects our health, and in the long term noise causes hearing loss.


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World Health Day puts focus on universal healthcare

Post on Sat 7th Apr 2018

It’s the World Health Organisation’s 70th annual World Health Day on Saturday April 7 which will highlight the fight for universal healthcare for all.

WHO says half the world lacks access to appropriate medical services and another 100 million people have been forced into poverty from paying for medical bills or services.


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An eye on the future for contact lens technology

Post on Wed 14th Mar 2018

It sounds like science fiction, but it could become fact within just a few years.

Researchers are working on a smart contact lens that can measure glucose levels to alert people with diabetes when their blood sugar levels are too low. They have in-built transparent electronics to monitor glucose levels from tears in the eye.


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Hear the Future on World Hearing Day

Post on Sat 3rd Mar 2018

It’s World Hearing Day today (3 March) to focus attention on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and to promote ear and hearing care across the world.

The World Health Organisation has ‘Hear the future’ as its theme for this year’s awareness day. It wants to draw attention to the expected increase in the number of people with hearing loss around the world in the coming decades as well as what can be done to stem the rise.


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Seeing through the eyes of a child

Post on Wed 21st Feb 2018

Half term is a chance to spend quality time with our children, enjoying fun activities and seeing the world through their eyes. The responsibility of a child’s health and development cannot be underestimated which is why it’s important to have your child’s eyesight checked regularly.


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Love your hearing this Valentine's Day

Post on Wed 14th Feb 2018

Today is traditionally the most romantic of the year when we celebrate love and declare our feelings to those who make our heart sing.
Whispering sweet nothings is the order of the day, but what if you can’t hear them?


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We have Alzheimer's Society in our sights!

Post on Thu 8th Feb 2018

We have raised £35,000 for Alzheimer’s Society and pledge to continue our support in 2018.

It brings the total for the cause to almost £65,000 since the partnership started in 2015, with more money being raised each year compared to the last.


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