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Pros and Cons of a Mobility Scooter
Pros and Cons of a Mobility Scooter

For many people across the UK with mobility issues, mobility scooters offer a direct lifeline to the outside world and a degree of autonomy and freedom that would otherwise prove impossible. Amazon sell a great range of mobility scooters: Click here to see the full...

Top Tips for choosing a Mobility Hoist
Top Tips for choosing a Mobility Hoist

Loss of mobility can be extremely frightening and upsetting for all those involved. Many people make the assumption that they will have to leave their home, but that?s not always the case. With the right equipment it is possible to live independently, remain in your...

Top Destinations for Disabled Travellers
Top Destinations for Disabled Travellers

Having a disability should not curb your dreams of travelling around the world and in many ways, in today's world it does not. However this does not cover up the simple truth that some destinations do not do enough for disabled travellers. This article focuses on some...

6 Mobility Aids and Equipment for Physiotherapy
6 Mobility Aids and Equipment for Physiotherapy

Hello, my name is Emma Purcell, I?m 26 years old and live in Alton, Hampshire. I have quadriplegic cerebral palsy and registered blind. I?m a freelance journalist and the blogger of Rock For Disability. I?m also a writer at online magazine Disability Horizons. Plus,...

Is a Portable Hoist the Best Option for Me?
Is a Portable Hoist the Best Option for Me?

If you have a disability then a hoist could be a useful addition to your household. Hoists can be fixed or portable and you may find that one type is a better fit for you than the other. Before deciding on a mobile hoist consider the pros and cons and any other...

Accessible Holidays Abroad
Accessible Holidays Abroad

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." (Mark Twain, 1835-1910) During...

Mobility Hoists Improve Accessibility
Mobility Hoists Improve Accessibility

In the dark days, when mobility hoists were merely the sparkle in an inventor?s eye, the task of assisting disabled, bariatric and elderly people in completing their daily routines was not something that you?d wish to experience. The basic, fundamental daily...

Caring for Parents and the Elderly
Caring for Parents and the Elderly

Caring for the elderly is a tough and challenging job whether we?re speaking about intra-familiar care or care in residential homes. There are a number of unique challenges presented by geriatric care that require a certain set of skills, but also some rather...

Top Tips on Hiring Mobility Equipment
Top Tips on Hiring Mobility Equipment

It is not always possible, cost-effective or convenient to take your own mobility equipment with you when you travel. You could be concerned about damaging or losing your wheelchair or scooter even if technically you could travel with your own. This should not make...

5 Tips for Disabled Holiday Travel
5 Tips for Disabled Holiday Travel

Holiday arrangements and travel plans are often taken for granted by most, but it is a sad fact that historic difficulties have led to people with mobility issues losing faith in the travel industry and choosing not to go on holiday to save them from facing the host...

Maintaining your mobility: How to purchase a mobility car
Maintaining your mobility: How to purchase a mobility car

Maintaining your independence when you have a disability or illness that makes it hard for you to get about can be disheartening.? Before the not-for-profit Motability Scheme was launched in 1977 many people were housebound and reliant on others for transportation....

A Brief Guide to Car Hoists for Mobility Scooters
A Brief Guide to Car Hoists for Mobility Scooters

Mobility scooters are an exceptional way for people with all sorts of disabilities and inconveniences to get out and about and continue their daily lives, but on those occasions where a longer journey is necessary anyone with a mobility scooter will probably be more...

Buying a Bath Hoist? Avoid These Five Mistakes
Buying a Bath Hoist? Avoid These Five Mistakes

When mobility is an issue a bath hoist can be the ideal way to maintain your independence and make life easier when you bathe. Bath hoists can be used in domestic settings, care homes, hospitals, hydrotherapy pools, children?s homes and any other setting where they...

Factors to consider when choosing a manual wheelchair
Factors to consider when choosing a manual wheelchair

In the UK alone, there are an estimated 1.2m wheelchair users. It perhaps comes as little surprise then, that the wheelchair market is extremely competitive and highly-populated. But with so many brands offering ?best in class? features and ?market leading?...

Playing Bowls with a Disability
Playing Bowls with a Disability

When any article professes to deal with partaking in a particular activity, sport or otherwise, with a disability it is wise to clarify that disability is a broad spectrum term covering a huge range of distinct conditions and disabilities, from physical to mental and ...

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

What is neurodiversity? Before diving in it is well worth providing a simple definition of what we mean when we use the term ‘neurodiversity.’ Also known as neurodivergence, neurodiversity describes people with atypical neurological differences and is most typically...

Considering a stairlift?
Considering a stairlift?

Whether it is age creeping up, an illness, an unfortunate accident or a physical disability that affects your mobility, it may be that it is time to consider a stairlift. It is certainly cheaper than moving in to a bungalow, but is it actually the way to go? Who needs...

Hybrid working – what about neurodiversity?

One thing the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us, is that many jobs can be done remotely, and this has shifted everyone’s focus on what the future of the workplace will look like. There is an opportunity for organisations to re-evaluate their cultures as employees begin...