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Guides and Tips

Disability in the Workplace: All You Need to Know

Although we now live in a time when people with all manner of disabilities enjoy greater equality than ever before, most would agree that there is still a long way to go until every person with physical and mental difficulties is on a level playing field when it comes to having access to good jobs and getting the chance to truly excel in the workplace. Continue reading

How to Create an Accessible Kitchen

Despite an ever-increasing proportion of the UK population relying on the use of wheelchairs and disability scooters to get from place to place, the number of households which have been properly adapted to cater for the needs of people with reduced mobility remains very low.

If you live somewhere that is not currently disability-friendly but are also in the fortunate position of having the resources necessary to completely redesign your living space, it is vital that you do so in a way that will be easy and, most importantly, safe to navigate. The kitchen is one of the most well-used rooms in any home, but it is also one of the most potentially hazardous; read on for some tips on how to ensure your new food preparation area is truly accessible. Continue reading

What Are the Best Sports for Wheelchair Users?

Getting involved in sport is one of the most exciting and rewarding things it is possible to do with your leisure time and, if you have recently become a wheelchair user, you may be surprised by just how many competitive activities you will be able to take part in.

Below, we will talk about five of the most popular and accessible wheelchair-friendly sports out there. Rest assured that you will find mastering any specialist equipment you’ll need to purchase just as simple as using one of our portable disability scooters, so the only thing that could hold you back is yourself! Continue reading

10 Must-Have Items for Accessible Households

Whilst living with limited mobility will always be a challenge, recent years have seen a plethora of fantastic products developed that make all aspects of life much easier than they have previously been for disabled and elderly people.

From riser recliner chairs to kettle tippers, there are all sorts of items now available that can help you navigate your way around the home and perform many different tasks and activities quickly and in comfort. Below, you will find ten of our favourites. Continue reading

The 5 Best Apps for Mobility Scooter Users

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As the world becomes increasingly reliant on cutting-edge technology, debate continues to rage over whether the growth of smartphones and the unstoppable rise of the internet is always a positive thing. Nevertheless, there can be no denying that users of mobility scooters and others with physical or mental difficulties can benefit hugely from the range of intuitive, disability-focused mobile apps that have been developed and released over the last few years.

In this article, we will introduce you to five of the most sophisticated and popular accessibility apps currently available and explain why each would be well worth downloading. Continue reading

Planning an Accessible Holiday: Three Top Tips

Accessible holidays have enjoyed a great surge in popularity in recent years, with the rapidly increasing number of disabled-friendly travel, accommodation and activity providers based in the UK and abroad now allowing almost everyone to experience the joy of discovering new destinations across the world. 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.

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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

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