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The Best Airlines for Disabled Passengers

There can be no denying that, in years gone by, it could be difficult for disabled people to go on holiday and have a truly enjoyable time. A combination of bulky mobility aids, inaccessible accommodation and the inconsistent quality of disabled facilities at airports often led to wheelchair users deciding that travelling to foreign shores would be too much hassle and that it was simpler to take a ‘staycation’ or just not go away at all.

Thankfully, recent times have seen something of a revolution in disabled passenger flights, largely due to holiday agents and other interested parties belatedly realising that there is a huge market they were missing out on!As well as many lightweight mobility scooters now being easily foldable and ideally suited to air travel, airlines have also worked hard to improve their services for customers with all kinds of physical and mental conditions. In this article, we look at the five carriers which we believe have done the most in terms of making their flights as accessible as possible. Continue reading

Should I Buy an Electric Wheelchair or a Mobility Scooter?

Recent advances in technology mean that people with mobility difficulties now have an extensive range of products to choose from which can allow them to enjoy a degree of independence that simply wasn’t possible in years gone past. In fact, there are so many kinds of disability scooters and other mobility aids now available that the only problem is deciding which one to pick!

If you are currently wondering whether an electric wheelchair or mobility scooter would best suit your needs, help is at hand – below, we will discuss the benefits of both so that you can make a fully informed choice when the time comes.

And, as a special bonus to get you into the festive spirit, we are also giving you the chance to win a fantastic Christmas hamper! All you need to do is answer one simple question, which you’ll find at the bottom of this article. Good luck!

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All You Need to Know About Disabled Parking

Anyone who lives with limited mobility will know that many tasks which most people take for granted can become extremely difficult when our ability to walk is impaired. Essential chores like shopping, however, are made somewhat easier by the provisions that exist for users of disability scooters and other mobility aids, such as wheelchair accessible cars.

Parking is one aspect of travel where there is plenty of help available to those who require it, wherever you may need to leave your vehicle. There is still some confusion, however, about the exact rules and regulations surrounding disabled parking, which can vary from place to place. In this article, we will aim to demystify the information around this topic and hopefully give you more confidence when you next need to head into town and drive home afterwards.   Continue reading

The Benefits of Using a Rise and Recline Chair

If you have mobility issues of any kind – whether they are caused by a specific medical condition or simply by advancing years – investing in a rise and recline chair could be one of the best decisions you will make.

There are many reasons why owners of these innovative items are almost always delighted with their purchases, and this article will look in detail at what we think are some of the most important. Continue reading

Tips for Driving Your Mobility Scooter on the Road

If you buy a Class 3 mobility scooter, you will be legally entitled to take it onto the road. Although they only have a maximum speed limit of 8mph, the fact that this class of scooter is not restricted just to travelling on pavements can make short trips around town a great deal easier and quicker. Continue reading

4 of the UK’s Most Accessible Gardens

It is not until someone becomes the user of a mobility scooter or wheelchair that they can fully appreciate how complicated it can be making one’s way around many of the UK’s most popular and widely-visited attractions. Things which are simple for those who do not have mobility difficulties (such as negotiating certain surfaces or travelling uphill) can instantly make a day out unnecessarily stressful for anyone who cannot walk for long distances unaided.

Historically, exploring public gardens has presented logistical problems for people with limited mobility. Here, however, we will introduce you to four excellent examples of gardens across the UK that are notable for their wheelchair and scooter accessibility. Continue reading

What are the Differences Between Class 2 and 3 Mobility Scooters?

If you have decided that the time is right to invest in a mobility scooter – either for yourself or a loved one – choosing the ideal model can be a difficult process. There are many different examples available, each with their own benefits and specifications, and not doing enough research before making your purchase could mean you end up with something which isn’t well suited to your needs.

Here, we will take you through the main differences between Class 2 and 3 scooters so that you can reach your own conclusions about which might be best for you. Continue reading

The 5 Best Accessible Attractions in Manchester

With a rich industrial heritage, a history of producing supremely talented musicians and artists, and a skyline filled with impressive and varied architecture, the city of Manchester is surely one of the proudest and most culturally diverse places in the UK, if not Europe.

Today, Manchester can also claim to be among the country’s most welcoming destinations for users of both road-legal and smaller folding mobility scooters, as well as anyone else living with limited mobility or another disability. Below, you will find detailed information about some of the city’s top accessible attractions, and why you should take the time to visit at least a couple during your next trip. Continue reading

How to Preserve Your Mobility Scooter’s Battery

If you have recently been affected by a deterioration in your ability to walk for long distances, purchasing one of our new mobility scooters could be just what is needed to give you a new lease of life.

Before you take your scooter home with you, however, it would be a good idea to find out more about how to care for its lithium battery. As you will appreciate, suddenly breaking down and becoming stranded can be extremely inconvenient, not to mention irritating. To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, read the below advice and get all the information you need to look after your mobility scooter’s most essential component. Continue reading

The 5 Best Accessible Attractions in Birmingham

All the UK’s major cities have made improvements in terms of their accessibility credentials in recent years, allowing people living with all kinds of disabilities to enjoy a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities with greater ease and in complete comfort.

Birmingham, the country’s ‘second city’ (depending on who you ask!), is now arguably one of Britain’s most disability-friendly places. Whatever your level of mobility – whether you are a user of our rise and recline chairs who struggles with standing for long periods or if you require a wheelchair at all times when out and about – you can rest assured that a trip to Birmingham can include plenty of outings that are fun, educational and fully accessible. Continue reading

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