Russ and Charlotte from Houghton-le-Spring both live with the fastest-growing neurological condition in the world, Parkinson’s disease, for which there is currently no cure. Parkinson’s affects 145,000 people in the UK and both Charlotte and Russ were relatively young when they were diagnosed at 36 and 40-years-old.
Co-founders of Parkinson’s Concierge, Russ and Charlotte are passionate about making a difference to the lives of people with Parkinson’s. “One of our main goals at Parkinson’s Concierge is to change the perception that people with Parkinson’s are old. With Invisible Creations® we have a way to show the world that disabilities don’t necessarily come with age,” says Russ, who put forward Charlotte for the competition.
Charlotte added: “I didn’t know anything about it, so, when Russ came and told me I’d won the competition it was a surprise as I didn’t even know he had entered on my behalf. But I was so pleased. I love Invisible Creations® products; they’re all designed for dignity and they’re disabled products to help you live a better life, in our case, with Parkinson’s.”
As part of the competition, Russ and Charlotte won a suite of our Design for Dignity™ Products and they invited us into their home to tell us what they thought about them. In true British fashion, it was a wet and blustery afternoon, but nothing rained on our parade. Watch the video to find out why and to hear what Russ had to say about our Plant Pot Holder.
At Invisible Creations®, our focus remains on how we can better support people as they age, by providing an aspirational and stylish alternative to the current obtrusive products available for people’s homes. We’re committed to designing products that don’t define us by our age or ability.
Everyone has a right to choice and to a home that meets their needs. We’re delighted to be a part of Russ and Charlotte’s story and to have them as part of ours. This is only the beginning and we can’t wait to share more with you soon.