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Mobility Advice

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Mobility Aids: How Do They Work & Which Ones Do I Need?

Mobility aids are a popular choice for those living with limited mobility. They allow the user to maintain their independence by supporting them in any aspect they may need; this could be anything from walking to getting in and out of the car. There are plenty of choice available on the market these days which is good, but that can make it quite confusing when you’re trying to make your decision. In this post we hope to clear this up for you so you’ll know how they work and which... Read More

01/07/2021

Top 5 UK Holidays for Those with Mobility Issues

Living with a mobility impairment often means that holidays are challenging because of the fear of not being able to easily enjoy yourself and do things due to a lack of facilities and accessibility. In recent years, however, holiday destinations have been improving accessibility so that those with additional needs can also have a fun and enjoyable break away from their homes. We’ve picked our top 5 holidays in the UK that are perfect for everyone, even if you are struggling with your mobility. – Take to the Country Countryside... Read More

25/06/2021

Remember to Care for Your Grandparents

Our grandparents have cared for us all our lives, so now it’s time to repay the favour by taking care of them. Even if they don’t need looking after, they will still need some thoughtfulness to bring their spirits up, no matter how small the gesture is. Getting older can be scary and lonely but it can be made easier with just a little bit of love to reassure them that you are there for them and that they are not alone. – – Lend Them a Hand Your grandparents... Read More

22/06/2021

25 Years of National Safety Month

June is the month dedicated to all things health and safety, raising awareness for identifying risks and taking proactive safety measures. While this nationally spread awareness day focuses mainly on safety in the workplace, there are many aspects that can be taken over to everyday life to make your day-to-day tasks and errands even safer. We are going to go through some safety tips that can be applied to anyone living with limited mobility, lowering the risk of any accidental injury as well as dealing with any situation as it... Read More

15/04/2021

Understanding Parkinson’s

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

26/10/2020
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Rules you must know for mobility scooters and motor powered wheelchairs

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

07/09/2020
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How to prepare road mobility scooters for colder weather conditions

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

27/06/2018

10 Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly and Disabled

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

28/03/2018

10 Helpful Resources of Disabled Holiday Grants and Subsidies

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