Archive for February, 2015

Struggle To Get Around No More With Our Walking Aids & Rollators

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 by morethan

Naturally as you get older you’re not as stable or quick on your feet as you used to be. That’s where Rollators and Walking Aids come in useful. They’re very useful for the elderly, or any other person who has difficulty getting around as easily as they used to. Our lightweight and easily foldable three and four wheel walkers and rollators are a perfect aid to help you with walking and will help you regain your independence again.

Not sure what to buy?

We stock a great selection of mobility walking aids that includes walking frames, rollators, zimmer frames, travel walkers, tri-walkers, and a whole lot more. We offer mobility walking aids in a wide range of models and sizes, so you are sure to find the right walking aids for your needs as well as your budget!

EZ Fold-N-Go WalkerWhat to buy for indoor use:

For getting around indoors, our basic walking frames are an ideal purchase as they help you to retain your independence at home.

What to buy for outdoor use:

For longer distances and getting around outdoors, why not invest in one of our top quality rollators. We have three-wheel and four-wheel rollators of varying sizes, and some can be folded away for ultimate convenience.

Here at More Than Mobility we’re a market leader in top quality walking aids and zimmer frames, and our entire selection of mobility walking aids. So shop online today! Or if you cannot find what you are looking for please call us on 0800 046 3949 and we will be happy to assist you further.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

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Wheelchair Users Overcharged By Some Taxis

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 by morethan

Here at More Than Mobility we are surprised to hear that a BBC investigation has found some taxi drivers in Stoke-on-Trent have been charging wheelchair users more than able-bodied passengers! The city council has said no extra charge is permitted for wheelchair accessibility. However the BBC conducted undercover filming, which revealed a woman was told by one cab driver she had to pay more than “normal” people because her wheelchair “was heavy”. On average, the cost was around two-thirds more for wheelchair users.

A team from Inside Out West Midlands took black-cab journeys across Stoke-on-Trent city centre with Baljeevan Deol, a 22-year-old student, who has generalised dystonia. Her condition means that she cannot control her muscles. She secretly filmed drivers after suspecting she was regularly charged more than her able-bodied friends. Ms Deol and Inside Out programme production staff made 12 identical trips. Programme producer Qasa Alom said: “Obviously we are not saying every taxi in Stoke will overcharge, but our investigation found of the 12 journeys we took, Bal was charged more every single time.”

Ms Deol said: “I feel sad and angry. I’m so annoyed this happens and how much money over the last few years I’ve spent extra that I shouldn’t have. “They can’t get away with this. I feel like I’m being discriminated against and it’s just not fair.”  Abdul Rauf from the Hackney Carriage Association said drivers who overcharged “damage the trade” Abdul Rauf, from the Hackney Carriage Association in Stoke, said drivers breaking the rules should be “brought to book”.

Here at More Than Mobility we find it saddening that this is happening and do not condone disabled persons being charged a higher taxi fare than able bodied people.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. Wheelchairs restore a sense of freedom for those who have trouble getting around like they used to, and help to restore a sense of independence. If you are looking to purchase a quality, affordable wheelchair either transit or self propelled manual wheelchairs or alternatively an electric wheelchair for you or a loved one, then More Than Mobility can help.  Prices start from as little as £99!

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

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World Cancer Day 4th Feb 2015

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by morethan

World Cancer Day LogoTomorrow marks World Cancer Day (Wednesday 4th February), which takes a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer. The organisers of World Cancer Day strive to highlight that solutions to cancer do exist and that they are within our reach. Thus the theme of World Cancer Day being “Not beyond us”.

The campaign will explore how we can implement what we already know in the areas of prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and in turn, open up to the exciting prospect that we can impact the global cancer burden – for the better.

World Cancer Day is a unique opportunity to raise awareness that there is much that can be done at an individual, community and governmental level in order to make positive change.

The 2015 World Cancer Day campaign will be centred around the below four key areas:

  • Choosing healthy lives
  • Delivering early detection
  • Achieving treatment for all
  • Maximising quality of life

They have even produced factsheets focused on these key areas that you can download. More Than Mobility highly recommends you take the time to do this when possible, as they’re very informative.

There are many ways to get involved in the celebration of World Cancer Day; so we encourage you to please get involved if you can. More information on activities can be found here.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not 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 from mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs, wheelchairs to a range of daily living aids all suitable for people suffering with cancer.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

How To Maintain your Mobility Scooter This Winter

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 by morethan

It does not seem like the extremely cold weather we have been having will be easing up any time soon. We would therefore like to highlight the importance of the maintenance and storage of your mobility scooter. The correct storage of your mobility scooter during the winter months will help ensure that it is ready to go whenever you would like to use it and save you money from unnecessary bills.

Here at More Than Mobility We have Created Some Useful Tips On How To Keep Your Mobility Scooter In Tip Top Condition:

Cleaning

We recommend that you regularly clean your mobility scooter after you use it in order to get rid of any mud, oil or salt that may have been picked up during your travels. This will help to delay any erosion that might occur like rust on metal. Cleaning your mobility scooter can also uncover any hidden faults or cracks.

Tyres

Due to the bad and wet weather we have during winter, we recommended that you check your tyres for signs of wear and tear and replace if necessary. If your mobility scooter has pneumatic tyres you should ensure that they are pumped up to the correct pressure, which will help to give you added grip in slippery conditions.

Servicing

It’s important that your get your mobility scooter serviced each year. We recommend that you do this before the winter to prevent any problems and ensuring that it is safe and reliable to use whatever the weather.  If you would like us to organise a service please call us on 0800 046 3949.

Storage

If you can only store your mobility scooter outside we recommend that you get a cover for it to protect it from the unpredictable weather. Here at More Than Mobility, we stock a wide range of scooter storage covers which are designed to be easy to use and are fully waterproof and are ideal for outside storage.  You can check out our Scooter & Wheelchair Accessories page.

Batteries

If your mobility scooter’s battery can be removed it is a good idea to bring it inside during the winter. Cold and frosty conditions can degrade the life of the battery, those batteries which cannot be removed are usually tested in extreme conditions so should be fine to be left outside.

We recommend that you regularly check your mobility scooter batteries (especially if you have been a little lax with your battery charging protocol over the winter) – the number of calls relating to batteries that won’t start goes through the roof as soon as the weather improves.  Our mobility scooter batteries start from as little as £45 for a pair.

When you are going out and about do try and leave your battery charging until the last moment if you can. The cold conditions can reduce the range of your battery considerably, but leaving them on to charge will ensure a warm battery, which can help.

Out and about

Here at More Than Mobility we want you to travel comfortably in your mobility scooter, especially during the colder months. Wearing thermal and waterproof clothes will ensure that you are comfortable during your journey, and seat covers will ensure that your seat stays in good condition for years to come. High visibility clothing is also advised so that you are easily seen by other people during the darker days / nights.  For more information on our range of scooter accessories and clothing http://www.morethanmobility.com/Scooter-Accessories.html

Finally, please check the weather forecast before taking a journey and don’t take any unnecessary risks when it comes bad weather conditions.

Regards

The More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com