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Study suggests 40% of people prefer parents to use homelifts over stairlifts

Study suggests 40% of people prefer parents to use homelifts over stairlifts

4 weeks ago, Mar 27 at 3:47pm
A new study commissioned by Stiltz Lifts suggests nearly 40 percent of people would feel safer knowing their parents were travelling to the upstairs of their home in a home lift rather than a stairlift.
New Product Specialist joins RMS to cover the South East

New Product Specialist joins RMS to cover the South East

4 weeks ago, Mar 27 at 11:32am
Working alongside NHS Wheelchair Services to assess adults & children for specialist seating systems and offer advice on adaptions to provide practical seating solutions, Adam Weir has joined RMS as a new Regional Product Specialist in the South East of the UK.
Organisations come together to tackle scooter safety at Naidex

Organisations come together to tackle scooter safety at Naidex

4 weeks ago, Mar 23 at 9:33am
Fish Insurance will help to tackle the rising number of scooter-related accidents at this year’s Naidex by hosting a Mobility Scooter Safety Assessment Track, working with partners TPG Disabled Aids and Kymco Healthcare.
Ableworld look to capture more business after Franchise Conference

Ableworld look to capture more business after Franchise Conference

5 weeks ago, Mar 22 at 5:49pm
Ableworld, the UK's largest mobility retailer, held its annual franchise conference on 19th and 20th March at Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe, showcasing the company's proactive approach to reaching customers.
Report suggests 19% of wheelchair users have unmet housing needs in Scotland

Report suggests 19% of wheelchair users have unmet housing needs in Scotland

5 weeks ago, Mar 22 at 9:31am
A new report has revealed that over 17,200 wheelchair users living in Scotland do not have a suitable home for their needs, with this unmet need predicted to rise by 80% by 2024.
Six CCG mergers to take effect from 1st April 2018

Six CCG mergers to take effect from 1st April 2018

5 weeks ago, Mar 22 at 8:54am
NHS England has confirmed that the conditions for 18 existing Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to merge have been met, with the existing CCGs being dissolved and six new CCGs being formed from the 1st of April 2018.
New partnership raises the standards for bathroom adaptations

New partnership raises the standards for bathroom adaptations

5 weeks ago, Mar 22 at 8:18am
Handicare has joined high street names including B&Q, Bathstore, John Lewis and Wren Kitchens by becoming a retail partner of the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installers (BiKBBI).
REPORT: Need-to-know statistics about disability in the UK released

REPORT: Need-to-know statistics about disability in the UK released

5 weeks ago, Mar 21 at 9:15am
A new report by the Papworth Trust has provided an overview of the most recent facts and figures relating to disability in the UK - a must-read for both manufacturers and retailers in the industry creating and supplying solutions for disabled people.
Funeral directors help to save Slough Shopmobility

Funeral directors help to save Slough Shopmobility

Mar 20 at 11:15am
E Sargeant and Son Funeral Directors has donated £2,000 to help save Slough Shopmobility after announcing it was to close after 30 years of service.
Repose to the rescue with DIY SOS: The Big Build

Repose to the rescue with DIY SOS: The Big Build

Mar 20 at 9:13am
The team at Repose Furniture was recently asked to be involved in the filming of a new episode of the BBC’s DIY SOS: The Big Build in the South West of England.
 
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