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Month: July 2016

Top accessible attractions for the family

Quality time with the family isn’t easy to come by and when we can plan a fun day out with our loved ones, the last thing we want is to feel unable to fully participate in all the activities on offer. Fortunately improving attractions by making them easier to visit and enjoy on mobility scooters is a priority for many of the UK’s best days out.

In our guide, you’ll discover advice for making the most of your trip out, as well as our list of top accessible attractions you can visit with the family.

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Award-winning roadworks make Preston high street more accessible

A roadworks scheme in Preston, Lancashire, has been praised for making one of the city’s main shopping areas more accessible for those using mobility scooters and wheelchairs.

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Home demonstrations let you get hands on with mobility aids

Choosing the right mobility scooter or powerchair is no easy task. For many the decision-making moment only comes when they have a chance to try a range of models first-hand.

In the age of online there’s one thing that the internet can’t provide; the security and real life experience of traditional purchasing presentations. That’s why Monarch Mobility offers a full free home demonstration service to anyone thinking of getting a mobility scooter, powerchair or wheelchair.

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Find out how the Motability Scheme can help you at One Big Day

Find expert advice and discover a range of mobility aids available on the Motability Scheme at this summer’s One Big Day events.

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New website makes finding accessible accommodation easier

Many of us will know only too well the struggles of arranging a trip away. As the summer holidays approach, we’ll be thinking about destinations with suitable terrain for our folding mobility scooter, booking flights that cater to our needs, insuring our scooter before we travel and, of course, finding accessible accommodation.

Fortunately, the days of disappointing hotels and unequipped villas could soon be a thing of the past! A new start-up project wants to make finding comfortable places to stay easier for disabled people.

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How to choose the right mobility scooter for you

Choosing a mobility scooter for the first time can be a confusing experience. No doubt you’re excited to get out and about and making the most of the freedom this vehicle offers, but there are so many different makes and models to filter through and to find the perfect scooter for your individual needs, you really need to know what you’re looking for.

With any life-changing investment, it’s wise to do your research before making a decision and you should choose the right mobility scooter to suit your lifestyle, size and day-to-day needs. Make the decision as simple as possible with our guide to finding your next scooter.

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Tips for staying safe on your mobility scooter

For those living with a disability or restricted mobility, having a mobility scooter allows you to move around independently and remain active in your community. If you’re new to driving a scooter, however, learning the rules of the road as you get used to handling your new means of transport can seem a little daunting.

Follow our simple tips to staying safe on your mobility scooter when you’re out and about.

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Rail transport refurbished to accommodate disabled passengers

More disabled people are using train transport and according to the Office of Rail and Road, the number of passengers requesting assistance on the railways has increased to over one million in the last three years. It is now more vital than ever to ensure that those with limited mobility are accommodated for – opening up our rail network to all.

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Reporter’s mobility scooter fascinating to refugee children

A BBC correspondent caused quite a stir with her mobility scooter on a recent visit covering the refugee crisis in Syria.

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