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3/1/14 4:07 P

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Hi - I can't answer your questions specifically because I live in NZ, but would suggest that you contact a Disabled Shop that sells household stuff, like can openers, bread holders for slicing bread, etc. etc. for disabled people. If you can't find an iron, would you qualify for assistance for someone to come into your house to do the things that you can't do? BUT before you do that........

.........Another idea would be to ask your Dr to refer you to an Occupational Therapist who can advise. They generally come into your home to assess what and where you could do with help. I have had this and it was really beneficial for me. it MAY NOT cost you anything for the equipment needed.

Good luck,

Have you thought about a press? Like an ironing board but with a top that you can pull down and press and sandwich the item between the two boards and press it?

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3/1/14 12:46 P

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I have recently been diagnosed with arthritis in my right thumb, this is an addition to the arthritis I already have in the fingers. I am finding ironing rather painful because of gripping the iron. I wondered if any UK Sparkers with arthritis had found a good comfortable iron to use with enough cushioning in the handle to make ironing easier and more comfortable as I am looking for a replacement iron.

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