Posts Tagged ‘mobility travel products’

Travelling with a Mobility Scooter on a Plane

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by morethan

It’s the summer holiday season but concerned about taking your mobility scooter abroad with you and on a plane  – how easy is it and is it safe?

If you are planning a trip abroad check out these useful tips and information on taking a mobility scooter on a airplane:

  • Most airlines will be more than happy to take your mobility scooter on board.  However if it important to check with the airline you are flying with (ideally before you book) if the airline has restrictions relating to equipment – these can vary depending on who you fly with.
  • You need to book in advance with the airline for your mobility scooter to go with you on the plane.  We recommend that you should tell your airline, travel agent or tour operator as soon as possible if you’re taking on a battery-powered wheelchair or mobility scooter.   Don’t just turn up at the airport and expect to take your mobility scooter with you as you might not be able to.
  • The official government guidelines state that if you are travelling to a European airport and have a disability, then you can travel with up to two items of mobility equipment free of charge.  They should not be counted as part of your baggage allowance (depending on size).
  • You will need to give the airline some information in advance about the mobility equipment, including its make, weight, size and model.  This is to enable that is loaded and stowed safely during the flight and it is not a fire risk.
  • You might also want to take the operating manual with you including details on how it collapses (if possible) as this could be useful for the airline staff and prevents any issues when loading your equipment into the hold.
  • You will not be able to take your own wheelchair or mobility scooter into the passenger cabin of a plane – it will be stored in the hold. Speak to your airline to find out what help they’ll provide when boarding.
  • Don’t forget to take your mobility scooter battery charger and a suitable plug for the country you are flying to.  Also it might be worth taking a spare key with you – just in case!
  • Check the local laws for driving mobility scooters in the country you are visiting – they can vary from country to country so it’s important to familiarise yourself with any differences.
  • We recommend that you travel with a companion if you are not self-reliant, e.g. you need help with feeding, breathing, using medication or using the toilet. The airline you’re flying with will do their best to make sure you sit next to each other, so long as you tell them at least 48 hours before departure.

At More Than Mobility we sell a range of portable mobility scooters that would be suitable to take away with you whilst travelling. Do take a look at our portable mobility scooter range including the best-selling Mobie Foldable Portable Mobility Scooter – one of the smallest, lightest, quickest assembled compact mobility scooter on the market!

The Mobie portable mobility scooter transforms from a small suitcase size product to a full size, usable, powerful mobility scooter in less than 5 seconds!   Easy to use, compact size with a small turning circle this portable mobility scooter makes it a great drive both indoors and outdoors.   Also it lightweight lithium battery makes it approved on virtually all airlines making it the most flexible product to take on holiday.

Please visit our website for more great travel mobility products.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Accessible Holidays for Elderly & Disabled

Friday, July 28th, 2017 by morethan

Now that the summer holidays have officially begun is it time to get away for a last minute holiday.  However, we know that people with a physical or mental disability can find overseas travel or travel within the UK challenging. This guide is intended to provide disabled travellers and their companions with the information needed before and during travel to ensure a trouble-free trip.

Don’t forget that when contacting holiday providers, airlines, hotels etc, clearly state your needs and what assistance you require – just telling people you have a particular disability doesn’t mean that they will understand your needs, so we recommend that you clearly explain to them so they can help you.

Below is a list of specialist travel companies for those with limited mobility or accessibility requirement.

Enable Holidays

Enable Holidays is a specialist operator in limited mobility holidays. It audits the accessibility and grading the suitability of accommodation in the UK and abroad for people with mobility impairments.  In addition to providing holidays for disabled travellers, Enable also caters for the senior holiday market, slow walkers and people looking for an easier way to get around and enjoy their holiday.

Limitless Travel

Limitless Travel provides tours and packages for people with disabilities, and its run by people with disabilities, which means they really understand your requirements as a traveller. You can ask their specialist advisors to plan and book your holiday, tailor made to meet your needs and personal tastes: be it a romantic break in Paris or a group getaway in Spain.  Luxury coach trips to Scotland and Devon are on offer too, with fully accessible, luxury coaches and carers on hand to assist you too.

Richmond Retreats

Richmond Retreats have award winning retirement holiday sites in the Cotswolds and surrounding areas. Carers are on site 24/7. Reviews are excellent and well worth a read. Available activities are numerous catering for various degrees of disability including Spa treatments. An excellent choice for the elderly who have specialist needs.

Warner Leisure Hotels

Warner Leisure Hotels are well known for their short break holidays mainly in mansion style accommodation.  They do not offer care assistance but they have a number of rooms for disabled persons. Warners are well known for their live nightly live entertainment, high standard of food on a half board basis and offering a range of spa and leisure facilities.

Shearings

Shearings offer a range of escorted coach tours and breaks, and have a special helpdesk for guests with mobility restrictions or other impairments. Read more or call 01942 496 507.

The Holiday Homes Trust

The Holiday Homes Trust, is a registered national charity, which provides very reasonably priced self-catering holiday accommodation for any family whose quality of life is diminished by disability or infirmity. The holiday is for a whole family or group in which one or more persons suffer from a disability. The accommodation is mainly in suitable caravans and a smaller number of chalets.

Advantage Healthcare Group

Advantage Healthcare provide a Nurse, Healthcare Assistant or Support Worker to accompany you on holiday in the UK, to support you with your activities of daily living. See this article Advantage Care at Home.

Access Travel

Access Travel specialises in holidays for wheelchair bound and other disabled persons.

Disability Holidays Guide

Disability Holidays Guide serves as a guide to international holidays for those with disabilities.

Vision Hotels

Vision Hotels has hotels which cater principally for guests with vision impairment. However, the overall ethos of the hotels is advertised as one of caring and accessibility for all.

Disabled Holiday Information

Disabled Holiday Information is a charity which caters for the arrangement of holidays in hotels/bed and breakfast/self-catering nationwide for those with disabilities. It is largely run by those who themselves have disabilities.

Can Do Holidays

Can Do Holidays assists those with disabilities to find suitably adapted accommodation to meet their particular requirements.

Please visit our More Than Mobility website if you would like to stock up on mobility travel products before you leave to go away on holiday this summer. We have everything from foldaway travel wheelchairs to useful daily living aids and mobility travel products. Alternatively please do call us on 0800 046 3949 for more advice on what to take away with you.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Travelling Abroad With A Disability & Mobility Products To Make Travel Easier

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by morethan

People with a physical or mental disability can find overseas travel challenging. This guide is to ensure disabled travellers and their companions receive correct information for travel this summer.

Book a holiday

Take into account considerations depending on your circumstances and disabilities:

  • Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that is appropriate to your needs
  • Research your destination and the facilities that are available, such as ease of access and transport options

Health and medication

Documentation

Anyone travelling within the European Economic Area or Switzerland should also get a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). You can apply for an EHIC online, by phone on 0845 606 2030 or at the Post Office.

Car use

If you intend to take or hire a car, the Blue Badge Scheme now operates throughout the EU. Adapted cars are now available for hire in many countries. Make sure you know the licence requirements, driving laws and driving conditions of the country you are visiting.

Useful travel links

At More Than Mobility we have some useful mobility products and aids that help make your journey that little bit easier:

Mobie Foldable Portable Mobility Scooter

The revolutionary Mobie portable mobility scooter is innovative and transforms from a small suitcase size product to a full size, usable, powerful mobility scooter in less than 5 seconds!  £1,895.00

Adjustable Walking Sticks

These adjustable folding walking sticks are quick and simple to use. By simple releasing the stick, it snaps open into a rigid aluminium support walking stick. Price £9.99

Travel Walker

This great height adjustable travel walker folds easily without any need for tools to half the size of a traditional walker. Each walker comes with a “Ready Set Go” Travel Bag that is excellent for storage and transportation. Price £48.00

TraveLite Travel Transit Wheelchair in a Bag

This portable, lightweight transit wheelchair is perfect to take away with you on holiday.  Packs away into a bag and ideal for holidays and days out. Price £110.00

Please visit our website for more travel mobility products we have a wide range available at www.morethanmobility.com.

Best Wishes

More than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Easter Mobility Travel Products!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by morethan

It’s Easter this weekend and if you are planning to go on holiday or are visiting family and friends we have the perfect set of mobility car accessories to help you.

Don’t let your disability stop you from enjoying your days out. Get out and about with our wide range of mobility travel products.

Seat Belt Reacher

This car seat belt reacher has a convenient handle to help those who struggle to reach and grab their car seat belt.   Attaches easily to your existing seat belt.

Price:  £9.99

Ezee Turn Pad – Mobility Turn Pads

These low friction discs slide against each other to help you get in and out of your chair or car seat.

Price:  £24.99

Handy Bar

The Handy Bar helps with getting in and out of the car.  The soft grip, non-slip handle attaches onto your car door frame offering stability and stops falls. 

Price:  £27.50

Easter Opening Hours & Deliveries

Please note our customer service telephone lines will be closed for Easter on Good Friday 25th March and Easter Sunday 27th March.  Customers can continue to order online as normal.  Any orders received after noon Thursday 24th March will be dispatched on Tuesday 29th March.

We would like to wish all our customers a very Happy Easter.  We hope that whatever you are doing either with family or friends it is a relaxing and pleasant one.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Going On Holiday This Summer? Get Prepared!

Monday, April 27th, 2015 by morethan

Going on holiday in the coming months? Feeling excited? Then why not start preparing and make your holiday as comfortable as possible! Wherever your holiday destination may be, taking the time to prepare before you travel is important if you have a mobility issue and it can help to avoid problems during your trip.

More Than Mobility has many products in stock in order for making travelling easier. These travel mobility products are perfect for either helping when either in the car or when out and about site seeing!

Some of our top mobility travel products include:

TraveLite Travel Transit Wheelchair in a Bag - The TraveLite transit wheelchair is totally portable, lightweight and comes with a strong carry holdall

Folding Adjustable Walking SticksThese adjustable folding walking sticks are quick and simple to use. By simply releasing the stick, it snaps open into a rigid aluminium support walking stick.

Ezee Turn Pad – Mobility Turn PadsThese low friction discs slide against each other to allow the patient to get in and out of your chair or car seat.

Adjustable Cane SeatA walking stick and a seat all in one!

Seat Belt ReacherConvenient handle to help those who struggle to reach and grab their car seat belt.

Mobie Folding Portable Mobility Scooter

This clever lightweight folding Mobie Portable Mobility Scooter is perfect for travelling. Easily portable while folded and can be taken on planes, trains and buses.  So you don’t have to let your mobility issues stop you from enjoying your travels to the full!

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com