You have probably heard of Parkinson’s disease but you may not know some of the important details surrounding its effects, treatments, and how to live with it. It is believed that 1 in 500 people will develop Parkinson’s disease later in their lives, with 1 in 20 of these people being under the age of 40. If you or a loved one live with this illness, here are some of the key points you should know to maintain quality of life for as long as possible. – – What Causes... Read More
Although some mobility scooters and motorised wheelchairs can be used on public roads, you don’t need to have a driving licence and they don’t all need to be registered, however if you are using a Class 3 mobility scooter it is a legal requirement that you must register this with the DVLA to drive on the road. There is a separate set of rules that apply to non-road users too, so it’s important to know your legal obligations. To be able to use a mobility scooter you have to have some form... Read More
Summer is drawing to an end and we’re seeing a return to cooler weather. It’s going to get colder and wetter in the coming months, so it’s essential to ensure that your mobility scooter is well prepared. We’ve put together some useful tips to help you get out and about safely, no matter what the weather decides to throw at us. – – Check your road mobility scooters tyres Your mobility scooter tyres are the only point of contact with the ground, so they need to be robust, correctly inflated and in... Read More
It’s taken a little while to coax the sun out of hiding but now it feels like summer is finally here! As exciting as it is to be able to enjoy blue skies and bright sunshine, this warmer weather can also lead to dangerous heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. What’s more, it is especially important for the elderly and those with long term conditions – such as multiple sclerosis and heart problems – to take extra precautions in hot weather. We’ve put together some summer... Read More
Living with limited mobility can be a heavy burden on your finances; living aids, mobility scooters, home improvements to make your property accessible, all of these things provide much needed independence in daily life but can also be very costly, even with discounts and benefits. As a result of their desperate financial situation, many disabled individuals across the UK will struggle to go on even one holiday in their lifetime. If you recognise this struggle yourself, read on to discover potential opportunities to get disabled holiday grants and subsidies for... Read More
There are so many opportunities to explore the world as a disabled individual, yet many wheelchair and mobility scooter users never go on their dream holiday because the idea of planning it seems too daunting a task. We’ve put together 8 valuable tips to help you successfully plan your disabled holiday and make that dream getaway a reality.
If the time has come to invest in a mobility aid to help you with daily living, you will most certainly have come across the terms ‘mobility scooter’ and ‘electric wheelchair’ on your online shopping travels. Whilst both can offer you greater freedom and independence, it can be difficult to decide which investment is best for your individual needs, particularly if you are new to the world of mobility products. The great news is that we’ve done the hard work for you by putting together a comparative guide on mobility... Read More
Since the first model was invented over 40 years ago, mobility scooters have offered freedom and independence to millions of people all across the world. With so many models available on the market, however, choosing the right model can be a daunting task. Where on earth do you begin?
With an ageing population on the rise, the demand for mobility scooters is also growing. However, a recent news feature said this is being seen by some retailers as an opportunity to take advantage of pensioners looking for new mobility scooters. Prices for mobility scooters are reaching an all time high at £6,800 with some retailers, but are these high prices really justified?