Archive for July, 2015

Our Mobility Summer Offer Is Coming To An End Tomorrow!

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by morethan

For the months of June and July we have been running a Summer Mobility Offer of £50 off when you spend £500. This offer is coming to an end tomorrow so please shop before July 31st (midnight tomorrow) to avoid missing this opportunity.   It is a great time to stock up on a new mobility scooter or wheelchair to help you get out and about this summer!

Please quote SUMMER50 when ordering online or by phone.

Kind Regards

More Than Mobility Team

NEW Refurbished More Than Mobility Northampton Showroom

Wednesday, 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.  We also stock a wide range of incontinence products and are a Cosyfeet specialist offering extra wide fitting shoes.

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

Wednesday, 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 airplanes 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

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

Tuesday, 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

Disability Awareness Day This Sunday 12th July 2015

Monday, 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