Archive for April, 2016

What is a Disabled Toilet Key?

Friday, April 29th, 2016 by morethan

The National Key Scheme (NKS), sometimes known as the RADAR Scheme, was developed because some public toilets designed for disabled people had to be locked to prevent damage and misuse.

The NKS aims to provide disabled key holders with independent access to the toilets provided for them and increase the likelihood of the facilities being in a useable state.

Toilets fitted with National Key Scheme (NKS) locks can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, cafés, supermarkets, bus and train stations and many other locations in most parts of the country.

IMPORTANT: If you are long term disability and are classified disabled you are eligible to buy a radar key to unlock these disabled toilets. We sell radar keys in our More Than Mobility retail stores. For more information on how to purchase a key please visit www.morethanmobility.com or call us on 0800 046 3949.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week (25th April – 1st May)

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by morethan

The Multiple Sclerosis Trust want to shape a fair future, where everyone affected by MS can access the specialist care that works for them. This MS Awareness Week we at More Than Mobility and the MS Trust want to highlight these challenges.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological condition that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord and to date there is no cure.   It is not fatal and most people with MS live about as long as everyone else.

Over 100,000 people in the UK have MS which is about one in every 600 people.   It is nearly three times more common in women than in men and most people are diagnosed in their 20s or 30s but it can be diagnosed in older people.

This year BE BOLD IN BLUE!

Be Bold in Blue is such a fun and easy way to support the MS Trust during MS Awareness Week (25th April – 1st May 2016).  What you do is really up to you and can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish.  Think about what you enjoy doing and how you can turn this into a Be Bold in Blue event or challenge.

Last year over 200 people signed up for Be Bold in Blue and raised over £20,000 to help support everyone affected by MS. Supporters raised money in lots of different ways including cake sales, dress blue days, raffles, tombola’s and dinner parties.

You can also visit the blue shop where you can buy many blue items such as wigs, tutus and wristbands to help you Be Bold in Blue. Finally when you social media about all the fun please remember to use the hashtag #‎beboldinblue.

If you sufferer from MS and need any specific mobility products do take a look at our More Than Mobility wide range of mobility products from mobility scooters, wheelchairs to daily living aids.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Happy Birthday To The Queen!

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 by morethan

We at More Than Mobility would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to our Queen who is 90 years old today (Thursday 21stApril). The Queen has withstood the test of time, looks amazing at 90 years old and is still up and about with just a walking stick!

I am sure some of our older More Than Mobility customers are envious of her excellent mobility and long may this continue; so in another 10 years’ time we hopefully will be celebrating her 100th birthday!

The Queen; earlier this week; was greeted by a cheering crowd of hundreds of invited guests who had gathered in a car park to wish her an early Happy Birthday.

As Britain’s longest reigning monarch in history, the Queen has witnessed pivotal moments in history, from the fall of the British Empire and the Berlin Wall to the arrival and departure of 12 British prime ministers.

For more information about her official birthday celebrations or just general information about the Queen please visit the Queen’s 90 birthday celebration website.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Mobility Products For Parkinson’s Awareness Week: 18th – 24th April

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 by morethan

This week is Parkinson’s Awareness Week and every year here at More Than Mobility we like to help by raising awareness about this devastating disease and also promote some suitable mobility products for Parkinson’s sufferers to help everyday tasks.

Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s. One person in every 500 has Parkinson’s. That’s about 127,000 people in the UK. Most people who get Parkinson’s are aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too.

Symptoms and how quickly they progress are different for everyone.  There is unfortunately no cure at the moment; but drugs and treatments are available to manage many of the symptoms.  Parkinson’s UK are working hard to find a cure and help improve life for Parkinson’s sufferers and they have a network of information and 1000s of support workers helping families and carers.   Do take a look at their website at www.parkinsons.org.uk.

Take Part in Parkinson’s Awareness Week!

  • Look out for people with Parkinson’s UK in the media, take part in an event or activity, or talk to someone you know.  This year’s focus is highlighting the small things that make a difference to life with Parkinson’s.
  • Post a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – tagged #Parkinsonsin1 – and tell the story behind it.
  • Find an event – there are many events going on around the UK this week including coffee morning, information stands and collections, sponsored walks, etc. - use the map to find out what’s happening near you.

Mobility Products Suitable For Parkinson’s Sufferers

Here at More Than Mobility we stock a wide range of useful mobility products to help you with everyday tasks and will be a great additional to your Parkinson’s Everyday Kit.  Take a look at our top 10 best-sellers below or visit www.morethanmobility.com:

  1. Large Pill Box – 7 day pill dispenser
  2. Suction Cup Grab Bars – provide strong hold grab bars for bathrooms and toilets.
  3. Raised Toilet Seats – fits most toilets – choice of 2” or 4” available.
  4. Adjustable Backrest – adjustable and foldable to provide comfort.
  5. Assist A Tray – provides assistance getting in and out of your own chair.  Height adjustable with easy stand safety handle and swivel tray.
  6. X Fold Rollator – lightweight rollator to assist walking but folds easily into compact size.
  7. Seat Belt Reacher – convenient handle to help those who struggle to reach and grab their car seat belt.
  8. Handybar – to help getting in and out of the car.
  9. One Touch Can Opener – opens round cans with one push of the button.

10. Power Pour Kettle – delivers hot water safely and steadily.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Applying for a Disabled Persons Bus Pass

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by morethan

If you are a resident of Northamptonshire, you will be entitled to a free disabled person’s bus pass if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • blind or partially sighted
  • profoundly or severely deaf without speech
  • have a disability, or have suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to walk
  • do not have arms or have long-term loss of use of both arms
  • have a learning disability, this is, a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning
  • would, if you applied for a grant of a licence to drive a motor vehicle under Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1988, have your application refused pursuant to section 92 of the Act (physical fitness) otherwise than on the ground of persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol
  • you have been refused a driving licence, or have had such a licence revoked, on medical grounds

If you have a “Reasons for Decision‟ letter under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme of the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency, please contact your local library as you may be eligible for a bus pass.

Where and when can I use my bus pass?

A disabled person’s bus pass will allow you free travel on local buses anywhere in England from 9.30am to 11.00pm, and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.

How to obtain a disabled person’s bus pass

To obtain your bus pass, visit any Northamptonshire Library (including mobile libraries) in person. You will need to have your photograph taken by library staff for your pass. Postal applications cannot be accepted.

You will need to bring along proof of your eligibility as detailed in the proof of eligibility table below.

You can apply up to two weeks before the date of eligibility.

How long will it take to get my bus pass?

It can take up to ten working days from the date of your application.

If you are a resident outside of Northamptonshire contact your local council to find out who issues disabled bus passes in your area as part of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme. You’re eligible for a disabled person’s pass if you live in England and are ‘eligible disabled’.

For other UK areas you can also visit the Government website and use the postcode tool to find your nearest issuing office.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Mobility Products To Help In The Kitchen

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 by morethan

If you enjoy cooking but it has become slightly more difficult, let us take the strain with our innovative range of kitchen aids and gadgets. We have everything from reaching aids to mobility aids to help prepare, eating and cooking food.  Below are some of our best-selling items:

GOOD GRIPS Cutlery

Choice of fork, rocker knife, table spoon, tea spoon and souper spoon.

Designed to help arthritics and those with limited dexterity.

Comes with a soft, comfortable non slip handle.

Prices from £8.99


One Touch Can Opener

One touch can opener than opens round cans of all types with just one push of a button!

Price:  £19.99


Uccello Power Pour Kettle

This specially designed power pour kettle delivers hot water safely and steadily.   Designed for arthritis sufferers and people who have weaken hand grip.

Price:  £42.99


Plate Surround

This plate surround clips onto edge of the plate preventing food slipping off or helping those eating with one hand.

Dishwasher and microwave safe.

Price:  £2.99


Two Handled Mug

This two handled mug comes with 2 lids, one with spout and one with anti-spill with a hole for a straw.

Price:  £4.99


Tartan Bibs

Tartan bibs with an absorbent material front and waterproof backing.  Secured with tab fastening at the back of the neck.  Pack of 3.

Price: £17.99


Reading Rest

This stylish reading rest is great for displaying cookery books.  Choice of colours.

Price:  £16.99


Handy Height Adjustable Trolley

Height adjustable trolley to help transport items from one room to another.   It can be used as a temporary table or sitting down for a meal.

2 easy to clean trays and angled handles to improve grip and stability.

Was £45.00, Now £40.00, You Save: £5.00


Reacher

Top selling reacher product helping in picking up and reaching things that are just out of reach – perfect for those kitchen cupboards!

Magnet supplied on the end.  Folding option available. Price:  £7.99

Please see our More Than Mobility website for other great mobility products to help you in and around the kitchen.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

More Than Mobility at Peterborough National Motorhome Show This Weekend!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by morethan

More Than Mobility will, for the fourth year, be showing our mobility products at the National Motorhome Show at the Peterborough Showground this weekend Friday 15th – Sunday 17th April 2016.  The National Motorhome Show is the largest outdoor motorhome show in the UK and is very popular.   Come to visit either for the day (day tickets from £8.00) 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 at stand 45. 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 visit the National Motorhome Show website.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com