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Guides and Tips

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

What to Ask During Your Mobility Scooter Home Demonstration

Whether you are looking for a ‘Class 2’ vehicle to make short journeys close to home easier or are interested in one of our road-legal, 8mph mobility scooters, the team at Monarch Mobility will always be able to match you with your ideal product.

Something we firmly believe in, however, is the value of arranging a home demonstration of your chosen model before committing to purchasing it. Below, we have put together a list of questions that you should be sure to ask your demonstrator when they arrive. Continue reading

How to Become a Rehabilitation Worker

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Whilst people who find walking difficult – whether due to a disability or advancing years – are able to retain a great degree of independence thanks to mobility scooters and other equipment, getting around can be much harder for those who are living with a visual impairment or complete sight loss. Continue reading

Mobility Scooters for People with Arthritis

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There are some ten million people in the UK living with arthritis. If you’re one of them you probably already know all too well about how it affects your ability to do things that most people take for granted. For many, walking becomes an exhausting painful challenge and a scooter offers a way to regain lost mobility. Continue reading

An Introduction to Orientation and Mobility

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Orientation and Mobility (O&M) training is a mainly U.S.-based practice which is designed to help partially sighted and blind people independently navigate their homes, schools, workplaces and other public spaces. Continue reading

How to stay independent in old age

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Everyone knows that, throughout the western world, we are having to deal with the consequences of a rapidly aging population.

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Mobility scooter overview with videos and photos

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Mobility scooter overview

Monarch Mobility has a range of mobility scooters which have been specially designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of users. Continue reading

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