Living Well Alliance
We’re bringing together companies who offer treatments, devices or products that support people to manage their lung conditions.
1 in 5 people in the UK has developed asthma, COPD or another long-term lung condition. While the majority of the 40 lung conditions known to us are not curable, the symptoms can be managed and quality of life can be improved.
All Living Well Alliance members have made a donation to us, and are working with us to improve the lives of people living with lung conditions.
Our members are:
Working together to improve lives by inspiring excellence in home healthcare
Dolby Vivisol is a unique UK provider of Home Healthcare services specialising in respiratory care. We offer a range of services including home oxygen therapy; of which we currently hold three of the NHS regional contracts for providing this service to around 20,000 patients, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Other services include home NIV services; diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing, aerosol and nebuliser therapy.
We have over 28 years' experience throughout the UK and Europe, supporting research and development to provide benefits to our patients, from the flexibility built into our systems to the adoption of new technology, we deliver a high quality of care.
We constantly look to adopt innovation and improve our products and services through extensive research and engaging with Healthcare Professionals and patients.
By bringing our vision to life, we seek to help create the most beneficial care environment within the patient's home, thus enabling them to follow their prescribed treatment, achieve the best possible outcome, and improve their quality of life.
We spend 90% of our time indoors, where concentrations of some air pollutants can be up to five times worse than outside. Airthings imagines a world where individuals can visualise the invisible pollutants in their air to prevent illness, increase productivity and keep loved ones safe.
Established in 2008, Airthings is a Norway-based tech company that develops and manufactures products to easily monitor indoor air contaminants and identify radon levels in the air. Airthings’ mission is to ensure that people around the world take control of their Indoor air quality through simple, affordable and accurate technology solutions.
Airthings’ air quality monitors measure levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon dioxide and radon indoors. The monitors also show the humidity, temperatures and pressure. With this information, people can take steps to improve the air quality in their homes.
Visit the Airthings website for more information on their radon and indoor air quality monitoring products.
Tonik Energy is a renewable energy company that wants to do more than simply supply clean, affordable gas and electricity. By accelerating the uptake of microgeneration, battery storage and electric vehicle charging infrastructure, we plan to halve our customer’s bills by 2022, putting the consumer in control of how they generate, store and use energy. We believe it is entirely possible for the customer to save money and be good to the planet without compromising on home comforts.
Tonik energy aims to halve their member’s energy bills by enabling them to reduce their overall grid consumption and make the transition to local and community generation. Tonik makes money through the traditional sale of gas and electricity, and in the sale, installation, and support of local micro-generation solutions. Tonik will use energy generated locally by members to lower the home energy bill, and provide services back to the energy grid that generates revenues both for Tonik and the member. By offering flexibility back to the grid Tonik can monetise the relationship with both the national grid and the end user – in doing so lowering both bills and carbon emissions.
The best thing of all is that we donate £50 to the BLF every time someone switches and quotes the charity as the source.
- 100% renewable electricity - All our electricity is from renewable sources.
- 3% interest on credit balances - We pay you 3% interest. That's better than most banks.
- No exit fees or minimum term - We want you to stay with us because you want to. Not because you have to.
To switch go to www.tonikenergy.com
Pharmacy2U is the UK’s largest online pharmacy, helping over 240,000 patients in England to manage their NHS repeat prescriptions.
Established in 1999, Pharmacy2U worked closely with the NHS to help pioneer the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) to improve patient care. They manage the repeat prescription needs of patients registered with GP’s in England and are regulated in the same way as traditional pharmacies.
How it works
- Register* with Pharmacy2U and tell them what medication you need
- Prescriptions are approved by your GP and sent electronically to Pharmacy2U
- Their team of UK based pharmacists check and dispense your medication
- They deliver your medication for free, using Royal Mail to an address that suits you and will remind you when it’s time to re-order
*Register on their app, website or phone 0113 265 0222
Pharmacy2U offers a new kind of pharmacy experience which saves our patients time and money, giving them more time to spend on other things. Our services can be of benefit to anyone on repeat prescriptions, including patients with reduced mobility, busy lifestyles or those with limited access to traditional pharmacies.
Hundreds of thousands of patients have already switched to this service and 93% of them rate it as either ‘excellent’ or ‘good’*.
For more information, visit Pharmacy2U.
*Patient satisfaction survey (November 2017).
V-TUF specialises in providing industrial strength equipment and innovative services focused on improving the occupational health and safety of tradesmen and women in the trade and construction industries.
With a current product portfolio of dust, HAV and noise reduction equipment that is rigorously tested, and further ongoing research and development activities dedicated to reducing and removing these prevalent occupational health issues, we are always striving to improve.
The mission that drives us is simple:
‘To save and improve the lives of those directly exposed to harmful environments in their line of duty whilst ensuring our clean innovation respects the environments in which we perform ours.’
Our expertly manufactured and rated dust extraction range exists to ensure dust, from the large debris to the finest particles not observed by the human eye, is removed from the air that you breathe and that you can guarantee each and every project is a lung safe one.
V-TUF is proud to partner with the British Lung Foundation and be a part of the Living Well Alliance.
Actegy Health develops innovative medical healthcare products, designed to improve the health, wellbeing and the lives of the people who use them. They rigorously test their medical devices through clinical trials and scientific research, in conjunction with medical experts from leading UK universities.
Founded in 2003, and still a family-owned company, Actegy Health is present in 14 countries around the world and has sold over a million healthcare products worldwide.
One of their most popular products is Aerosure-Medic – a dual-action respiratory device which has been scientifically-tested and is suitable for use by the following patient groups: COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, emphysema and asthma. With regular use, it may help to reduce shortness of breath and relieve breathlessness, improve long-term breathing by strengthening the lung muscles, improve mucus and phlegm clearance, plus take the stress away from being out of breath. As it’s a class I medical device you might be entitled to claim VAT relief.
At Actegy we believe that everybody deserves to feel positive about their health. We aim to deliver a lasting positive impact on everyday living, by building superior healthcare brands that are both innovative and therapeutic.Josh Penny, company founder
For more information, visit Actegy or call +44 (0)845 871 94 94.
Lucas are fit out and finishing specialists. We have built a strong reputation in our industry for being one of the most efficient and reliable fit out and finishing companies, providing a consistent and reliable service.
At Lucas, we thrive in an environment that is positive, enjoyable and forward thinking. We are centred on teamwork, flexibility, going the extra mile for our clients and doing everything to the very best standards and we strive to set new benchmarks in the industry always focussed on sustainability, innovation and lean working.
Innovations include a range of waterbased coatings from our Muralplast range, RazBak - a waterborne spray applied high gloss paint system, Lucas Breathe - a coating that can be applied to concrete, natural stone and clay products on facades, ground surfaces and motorway bridges, barriers and ramparts that neutralises the harmful NOx gases with a photocatalytic activity of Titanium Dioxide and natural sunlight into harmless substances: water, CO2 and nitrate salts and the Lucas ProFinish – a paintbrush fully designed and made in Britain to create the best finish with waterbased paints.
Insmed is a global, biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to transform the lives of patients with serious, rare diseases.
Interested in becoming a member of the British Lung Foundation’s Living Well Alliance? Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The companies listed above are members of the Living Well Alliance of the British Lung Foundation. These companies have contributed financially to the furtherance of our charitable objectives. This partnership does not mean that we directly endorse their services. We consider each potential partnership very carefully and undertake necessary due diligence in line with our ethical policy. The British Lung Foundation remains a fully independent, impartial and unbiased provider of best practice health advice and support.