NEW Refurbished More Than Mobility Northampton Showroom

July 29th, 2015 by morethan

We are pleased to launch our newly refurbished More Than Mobility Northampton showroom which opened earlier this week.   Still based at the popular Weston Favell Shopping Centre, in-between Northampton, Wellingborough and Kettering; our new store is bigger and brighter and offers an improved product offering for our customers.   We have an enhanced range of mobility products including mobility scooters, wheelchairs, rise and recline chairs, adjustable beds, stairlifts, toileting and bathing products and an increased daily living aid range.

Do pop in and see us and let us know what you think – our same friendly team will be happy to show you around.  Our opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 11am – 3pm.

Our new location in the Weston Favell Shopping Centre is K7 on the ground floor opposite the newly refurbished toilets and the escalator up to the upper level.

Here are a few pictures from of our new showroom:

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

Mobility and Going On Holiday; Vital Information

July 15th, 2015 by morethan

More Than Mobility can understand going on holiday can be enjoyable for people mobility issues and their loved ones, as it can offer new experiences and a break from routine. A fresh environment, new faces and a change from daily routine can lift your spirits. Some people like to travel alone, although this can become more difficult as issues progress. Others prefer to travel with a companion – often the person who normally cares for them. Don’t forget, remember a travel companion might be so concerned about giving the person with a disability a good holiday that they themselves forget to relax. For this reason, it is important to make plans for the most suitable holiday for everyone involved. There are holidays to support and help you whatever your circumstances, Silver Travel Advisor is a unique travel reviews, information and advice website, especially for travellers aged over 50.

Airports, railway stations, bus stations, ships, trains and even large aeroplanes are usually busy and confusing places and it can be very easy to get lost or to lose touch with someone. Consider travelling at quieter times if possible, avoiding weekends at the height of summer.

Travelling By Air:

Airlines generally state that people who travel with a ‘permanent or stable condition’ do not require medical clearance. However, it is best to check at the time of booking what, if any, medical information is required. British Airways advises people with a condition that may affect their ability to fly to contact its Passenger Medical Clearance Unit, which offers a free advisory service to doctors, other healthcare professionals and passengers.

Airports and airlines should provide the following assistance to anyone with a sensory, physical or learning disability:

  • assistance to reach check-in
  • a briefing on emergency procedures and the layout of the cabin for those who are travelling
  • help with getting on and off the plane
  • help with stowing and retrieving baggage on the plane
  • an on-board wheelchair (not always available)
  • someone to meet you off the plane and help you find your way around the airport.

Travelling By Train:

Rail companies can arrange to meet a person at the departure station and escort them onto the appropriate train, if they are informed at least two days in advance. They will also take a person to their connecting train, if necessary. This support can be booked through the national Assisted Passenger Reservation Service. To arrange assistance, phone National Rail Enquiries on 0845 7484 950 and ask for the phone number of the rail company you are travelling with.

Eurostar provides a complementary assistance service for passengers with special needs, and assistance can be provided at any Eurostar terminal. This service can be arranged when you book, as long as it is at least 48 hours before the journey. For more information call Eurostar on 08432 186 196.

Travelling by coach or bus

Although passengers are responsible for seeing their luggage on and off the coach, the driver should assist with actually putting the baggage into the storage area under the coach. Keep all valuables, tickets and medication with you on board. Many individual coach companies run their own services for travellers with special needs – for example National Express has an Assisted Travel Team.

There are also a number of specialist companies that offer UK and European coach travel with fully accessible vehicles, for those who use a wheelchair. For more information, contact Tourism for All

Travelling by sea

Vessels that travel more than 12 miles from the UK coastline are not covered by the DDA, so may be less accessible than ferries travelling from the mainland to the Isle of Wight, for example. Check with the ferry or cruise ship operator to see if they require someone to have a companion or escort, or medical clearance for the journey. Tell them what assistance you will need at the time that you book the ticket. Some UK-based ferry companies offer discounted fares for disabled people. However, you may need to apply in advance to obtain a discount.

Travelling by car

If you are planning a long car journey, try not to travel for more than around two hours before having a break. Consider using a taxi service or asking a relative or friend to drive. Try to ensure that everyone is comfortable and that seatbelts are properly fitted.

Plan your journey carefully, factoring in regular breaks from driving, and listen to traffic updates before you set off.

Finally check out our range of portable and lightweight mobility travel products – perfect for taking away on holiday or for visiting friends and days out!   Including portable travel mobility scooters and lightweight wheelchairs.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Come and Visit Us at the South West Caravan & Motorhome Show, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge This Weekend for some great Show Offers!

July 7th, 2015 by morethan

More Than Mobility will be having a stand at the South West Caravan & Motorhome Show this weekend Friday 10th –Sunday 12th July at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge.   If you are in the Devon or Cornwall area do come to visit either for the day or camp overnight – there is plenty to see and do.

We will have lots of NEW mobility scooters, wheelchairs & useful daily living aids – come and see us. We would be delighted to see you at the show – do drop by and say hello and we will be delighted to demo any of the products on show for you.

For more information and directions to get to the show please click here.  The show opens daily from 10am – 5pm (4pm on Sunday).

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Disability Awareness Day This Sunday 12th July 2015

July 6th, 2015 by morethan

Disability Awareness Day (DAD), is Europe’s largest ‘not for profit’ voluntary-led disability exhibition. It is held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington, Cheshire. In the past it has attracted over 27,000 visitors from across the region.

Visitors to the show will find over 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marque and family entertainment. The show opens this Sunday 12th July at 10am and finishes at 5pm, and entry is FREE. The Royal Air Force spectacular scheduled for 1.10pm on Sunday is a must see.

The Aims of DAD

Disability Awareness Day has been around since 1992, and is an event which promotes a can do culture focussing on what disabled people can do throughout life and work.

The show has three main aims:

  • To highlight what statutory, private or voluntary services are available to enable disabled people to stay independent.
  • To promote equipment and aides that could maintain or improve independence, not just what is offered by statutory service providers, DAD want everyone to see the best and/or latest designs
  • To provide an opportunity to showcase what disabled people can do, in the field of Sport, Arts and Entertainment

The run-up to this year’s event has attracted local, regional and national media interest. Several highly recognised individuals are supporting this year’s event, World Champions and Paralympian’s are supporting the Sports Zone, and the Performing Arts Marque sees acts including Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Urban Gypsies and BBC Autistic Super Stars Carly Ryan and Martin Finn.

There will be events happening throughout the week running up to the 12th so there will be plenty to do – click HERE for the events calendar.  If you are in the Cheshire area this weekend we recommend popping along as it will be a great day out for the whole family.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Get Into Disability Sport To Help Boost Your Independence

June 30th, 2015 by morethan

Here at More Than Mobility we know that disabled people are less likely to take part in sport with only one in six playing sport regularly compared to one in three non-disabled people. The English Federation of Disability Sport are keen to change this in order to enable disabled people to view taking part in sport as a viable lifestyle choice.

Disability Sport ranges from entry level to international competition with many layers between. Many disabled sports people get involved as a hobby or interest. Some compete professionally or at the highest levels. There is a sport and a place for everyone. Find out about disability sports events in your area by clicking here.

Why get into sport?

Being active is a great way to improve your health, clear your mind and put you into a better mood. There are sports clubs around the UK that cater for all kinds of disabilities. Many clubs and sports centres offer free taster sessions so you can try different sports to find out which is your favourite! There are over 400 inclusive gyms around the country with specially designed equipment so you’ll be working up a sweat in no time.

If you’re a budding Paralympian, there are plenty of opportunities to get spotted. Join a sports club with professional coaches to reach your full potential.

Do I need Experience?

Any kind of physical movement is beneficial to your health, so don’t think you have to be a great athlete to get involved. If you’re not quite ready to join a club, working out at home is a good starting point. If you’re keen to get active but the prospect of entering the world of sport seems daunting, don’t worry as there are plenty of great resources out there to help you get started.

National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs)

  • British Blind Sport (BBS) – BBS is the leading voice for people with visual impairments in the world of sport.
  • British Wheelchair Athletics Association (BWAA) – BWAA work with athletes interested in Seated Throws (Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Club), and pentathlon.
  • British Wheelchair Racing Association (BWRA) – WRA promotes the involvement of disabled people in wheelchair racing.
  • Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport) – CP Sport promotes and seeks to increase opportunities for disabled people, in particular people with Cerebral Palsy, to participate in athletics.
  • Mencap Sport (England) - Working with Governing Bodies of Sport and other sports providers to increase and improve opportunities at all levels, through training and partnership work
  • LimbPower- LimbPower is the National Disability Sports Organisation helping amputees and the limb impaired reach their sporting potential.

More Than Mobility would like to support anyone wanting to regain their independence and fitness and we recommend the popular pedal exerciser with digital display for when you want to work up a sweat at home!

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Visit More Than Mobility at This Weekend’s Mobility Roadshow!

June 23rd, 2015 by morethan

This weekend is the annual Mobility Roadshow and More Than Mobility will be attending and exhibition our mobility products again.  If you have time or if you are looking to buy a new mobility product please do come and along and see our latest NEW products as we always enjoy meeting new and old customers.

This weekend’s 3 day event is taking place at Donington Park Race Circuit, Donington Park, Derby on Thursday 25th – Saturday 27th June. Doors open from 10am – 5pm each day and entry to the roadshow is free to all visitors and appeals to drivers, passengers and non-drivers that live with disability or restricted mobility as much as the less able-bodied.

The Mobility Roadshow provides product and service information on independent mobility, whether it is drivers with disabilities, wheelchair accessible vehicles or independent living innovations in and out of the home. There is also opportunity to test drive vehicles facility on the Donington Park racing circuit, where you will be accompanied by professional drivers and will provide the ultimate driving experience. Plus try out wheelchairs, powerchairs, mobility scooters, cycles and much more!

If you are young, disabled and keen to get behind the wheel, or newly disabled, Get Going Live! is the event for you. Returning in 2015 as part of the national Mobility Roadshow, this exciting free event will help you explore all the options for accessible motoring.

Combining Get Going Live! with the established Mobility Roadshow allows for testing of range of adapted vehicles in a safe and secure environment please click here to register to book for test drives.

So don’t forget to visit More Than Mobility at stand 39, where we will be demonstrating the latest new mobility equipment including mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs, electric and manual wheelchairs,  adjustable beds and daily living aids.   We can help with all your mobility equipment needs.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Diabetes Week 14th – 20th June

June 16th, 2015 by morethan

Diabetes Week is an annual UK-wide campaign devoted to raising awareness of diabetes and to raise money to help fund research into the condition. More Than Mobility realises that living with diabetes can sometimes feel like an uphill battle – but with the right help, information and care you can still get the most out of life.  This year national Diabetes Week runs from 14 June and reminds people with diabetes that they are not alone and is focused on all the things that people who have or care for someone with diabetes can do to make the most of life.

Diabetes UK estimated that there are 3.2 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 630,000 people who have the condition but don’t know about it.

CAROLINE’S STORY

Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in her 30s, Caroline felt her world had ended. “It hit me very hard. I felt like I was left to fend for myself,” says Caroline.  Then Caroline discovered her Local Diabetes UK Group and decided she should attend because she didn’t know much about the condition and she didn’t know anyone else with diabetes.

There were 15 people in the group at the time and they held their meetings in a local church. Caroline admits that when she attended her first meeting she questioned whether it was right for her. But it didn’t take long for her to warm to the group, view the full story here.

There are also many other ways that Diabetes UK can help:

Dealing with diabetes can be daunting, whether you’re newly diagnosed, an old hand, or even if it’s someone you know who has the condition. Having someone to talk to can make all the difference

The healthy lifestyle roadshows help people find out their risk of Type 2 diabetes. They also provide information on eating well and being active for people at risk and also those living with the condition. 

Diabetes UK groups offer people living with diabetes a chance to meet and share experiences with others. They are all run by volunteers, and typically meet on a monthly basis

If you want to meet other people living with diabetes, to share and learn in a relaxed and fun environment, then our events for children, young people and families with diabetes are for you

Diabetes UK Advocacy Service provides advocacy to people with diabetes on issues in connection with their diabetes. We also help friends, family and carers acting on behalf of people with diabetes

Find out about Diabetes UK’s activities in your local area

Here at More Than Mobility we don’t want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. We therefore provide a wide range of disability and mobility products to suit your specific needs. So do visit our website and take a look at some of our products on offer today!

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Summer Mobility Offer: £50 OFF!

June 11th, 2015 by morethan

Our NEW SUMMER MOBILITY OFFER : Get £50 OFF when you spend £500 on mobility products!


Simply enter code SUMMER50 when ordering online or when you call 0800 046 3949. Offer ends 31st July 2015.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Happy Father’s Day Dad! Sunday 21st June 2015

June 10th, 2015 by morethan

Father’s Day will be celebrated on 21 June 2015 in the UK, as well as a host of other countries around the world. Father’s Day is the chance for dads to enjoy the limelight with a day dedicated to showering them with gifts, cards or taking them for a memorable day out.

The idea originated in America and has been officially celebrated there on the third Sunday in June since 1966. The exact origins of what we now know as Father’s Day are disputed, though we do know the movement for a day which celebrated fatherhood began roughly 100 years ago.

A pint of beer or a pair of socks is the easy way out; why not say it like you mean it this Father’s Day? Whether your main man is chilled-out, or a fashionable father, there are plenty of gifts on our website to make your dad feel like a hero.

Whether you want to blow the budget or you’re looking for cheap gift ideas, we’ve got all the bases covered.

Give your dad that pat on the back for all the hard work! We have really comfortable Rise and Recline Chairs perfect for any man on Father’s Day! Starting from £395 these are really good as they help a person to get up in a standing position.

We also have elegant Fireside Chairs starting from £260.  With pocket sprung seating, padded arm rests and filled in sides, our fireside chairs offers maximum comfort.

Or if you are on a tighter budget we have a wide range of small gift ideas suitable for that special man including daily living aids, moving and handling aids and men’s clothing.  Take a look and shop today!

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

More Than Mobility Attending The Mobility Roadshow! 25-27 June 2015, Donington Park

June 4th, 2015 by morethan

Later this month is the Mobility Roadshow and More Than Mobility are pleased to confirm that we will be attending and exhibition our mobility products again this year.

This 3 day event is taking place at Donington Park Race Circuit, Donington Park, Derby on Thursday 25th – Saturday 27th June.  Doors open from 10am – 5pm each day and entry to the roadshow is free to all visitors and appeals to drivers, passengers and non-drivers that live with disability or restricted mobility as much as the less able-bodied.

The Mobility Roadshow provides product and service information on independent mobility, whether it is drivers with disabilities, wheelchair accessible vehicles or independent living innovations in and out of the home. There is also opportunity to test drive vehicles facility on the Donington Park racing circuit, where you will be accompanied by professional drivers and will provide the ultimate driving experience. Plus try out wheelchairs, powerchairs, mobility scooters, cycles and much more!

If you are young, disabled and keen to get behind the wheel, or newly disabled, Get Going Live! is the event for you. Returning in 2015 as part of the national Mobility Roadshow, this exciting free event will help you explore all the options for accessible motoring.

Combining Get Going Live! with the established Mobility Roadshow allows for testing of range of adapted vehicles in a safe and secure environment please click here to register to book for test drives.

At Get Going Live! You can:

  • Test drive a range of adapted cars
  • Gain advice and information from mobility experts
  • Review options for driving tuition and try out the theory test
  • Explore the wide variety of products and services at the Mobility Roadshow

Also don’t forget to visit More Than Mobility at stand 39, where we will be demonstrating the latest new mobility equipment including mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs, electric and manual wheelchairs,  adjustable beds and daily living aids.   We can help with all your mobility equipment needs.

Remember all our products and services are competitively priced and include:-

  • Everyday Internet Pricing – the same price as you would buy at the show or online!
  • 12 month in home warranty on all products
  • 3 months FREE insurance on all scooter or electric wheelchair products
  • Nationwide coverage of local engineers for aftercare support and service

We always have great offers available on the stand and we look forward to seeing new and old customers there so do come and visit us at stand 39.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com