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
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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.
Naidex is now only a month away and we here at Pro Rider Mobility couldn’t be more excited – especially because we’ll be joining the event as an official exhibitor! Whether you’re a regular attendee or you’re discovering Naidex for the very first time, it’s an event not to be missed. Let’s take a look as to why you should be heading to Birmingham for this superb event.
Feeling a little lost in the wilderness of mobility scooters? No need to fear – we’ve got you covered! Below, we’ve provided the answers to some of the most searched mobility scooter queries online so that you can feel more confident about taking your next steps towards mobility scooters.
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?
We have already seen the remarkable stride forward in driver-less vehicles with the invention of the iconic Google driver-less car, so we can all pretty much expect to see our roads transformed over the next 50 years where driver-less technology will probably take over city taxi services. We already have driver-less trains in some part of the world, and plans are going ahead to have these on the underground in London very soon, so it will only be a matter of time before it will be commonplace on our roads... Read More
The Nuremberg toy fair will be a memorable one this year because the LEGO company revealed a wheelchair-using Lego figurine, complete with helper dog, for the first time in their history, following the #ToyLikeMe equality campaign.
A charity has spoken out about many disabled wheelchair users struggling to board buses and being left behind at bus stops. The Leonard Cheshire Disability charity conducted a survey amongst 179 wheelchair users and found that most had said they had been either turned away when buses are busy, or had been refused a space on a bus.
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?