Posts Tagged ‘More Than Mobility’

Northampton Bank Holiday Scooter Sale

Friday, August 24th, 2018 by morethan

BANK HOLIDAY SALE:  Visit our Northampton mobility store at the Weston Favell Shopping Centre and get £25 off all new mobility scooters + FREE bag and FREE 3 months scooter insurance.

We stock a range of portable, pavement and 8mph road legal mobility scooters. Do pop in and test drive one today!

http://www.morethanmobilitynorthampton.co.uk/

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

Cosyfeet Extra Wide Sandals

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 by morethan

Looking for some new extra wide fitting shoes and sandals for this hot weather.

Take a look at some of our Cosyfeet sandal range we have available in our mobility stores and online.

Cosyfeet shoes and sandals are perfect for swollen or extra wide feet which are very common during this high heat.  Keep cool and comfy with Cosyfeet stylish extra wide, extra deep, extra roomy women’s and men’s sandals.   EEEEE+ fitting for wide, swollen or bandaged feet.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Claiming VAT Relief For Mobility Products

Monday, June 25th, 2018 by morethan

We often get questions about if you can claim VAT relief when buying mobility products so we put together this short blog below which will hopefully answer most of these questions.  If not please do call us on 0800 046 3949 for more advice.

Individuals purchasing disabled mobility products for their own personal use and have a long term medical condition are usually exempt from paying VAT.

Only products on our website that are specifically adapted to aid disability or for the chronically sick are eligible for VAT relief.  These products are only available at zero-rate VAT when purchased directly by an individual for their ‘domestic or personal use’.

The zero-rating of goods and services for a disabled person depends in part upon the status of the recipient.  In order to qualify for zero-rating, the eligible person must be ‘chronically sick or disabled. The items must not be purchased for the general use of other able bodied persons. Items for use in an institution, or re-sale are not eligible for zero-rating.

  • Chronically sick means that you have an illness that is likely to last a long time e.g. arthritis, diabetes, and angina.
  • Disabled means substantially and permanently handicapped by illness or injury.

You do not have to be registered disabled to claim relief from VAT, but the nature of your illness or disablement must be specified in your declaration.  A frail elderly person who is otherwise able-bodied or any person who is only temporarily disabled or incapacitated, such as with a broken limb does not qualify for VAT relief.

If you are in doubt you should call your local Customs office or call the National Advice Service on 0845 302 02 03.

We will require you to sign a simple declaration form that confirms you are eligible to receive goods at a VAT exempt price. Our prices are therefore shown exclusive of any VAT.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

NEW Dorchester Rise & Recline Chair Available in Store

Thursday, June 21st, 2018 by morethan

We just wanted to let you know that the new luxurious Dorchester Rise & Recline Chair has just arrived into our mobility stores.

The Pride Dorchester riser recliner chair is the first British manufactured chair to feature a 10” powered headrest, powered lumbar support, and independent dual motors which are controlled via a simplistic control system.

Find your perfect position with the Dorchester soft seating system which has been hand padded to ensure additional comfort and support.

With a generously filled waterfall or lateral back cushion and an exquisite seat base, the Dorchester has been designed to feature maximum comfort and limitless functions.

Available in choice of three fabric options and in a standard or petite size.

Do visit our mobility stores for a demonstration.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

Mobility Products For Carers Week

Friday, June 15th, 2018 by morethan

This week is Carers Week and at More Than Mobility we are helping Carers UK spread awareness about the work of the 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend.

Here at More Than Mobility we recognise the invaluable support and work you do (mainly unpaid) for your family members and we want to let you know we are here if we can help in any way with providing mobility products.   We stock a huge range of mobility products available for carers and their patients from Mobility ScootersWheelchairsAdjustable BedsWalking AidsStair lifts, Moving & Handling to Adapted Clothing.  Please do call us on 0800 046 3949 if you need any support or advice.

Carers Week (#CarersWeek) is an annual awareness campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. It aims to highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the helping hand they give to families and communities throughout the UK.

This year the focus is around highlighting the physical and mental strain felt by unpaid carers.   The physical and mental strain of caring “jeopardising” unpaid carers’ ability to care in the future, warn national charities  Lack of sleep, performing care tasks and the impact on their finances named as top stressors by unpaid carers.

Remember you are not alone and there is always help at hand.   Take a look at Carers UK website for help and support and also events and activities taking place in your local area.

Best-selling mobility products for carers and patients include:

Please visit our More Than Mobility website for our full range of mobility products available – we are sure you will find everything you need to make your and your patient’s life easier.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

More Than Mobility Northampton Store Motability Approved Dealer

Friday, June 8th, 2018 by morethan

NEW June 2018:  our Northampton mobility store is now Motability Approved alongside our Sidmouth store!

Need a new mobility scooter or powerchair but cannot afford to buy one outright? The Motability Scheme has been designed to help disabled people, members of the Armed Forces and war pensioners lease a brand new mobility scooter or electric wheelchair as part of their Mobility allowance, funded by the government.

You may be entitled to join the Motability scheme if you receive any of the following government-funded allowances (with at least 12 months’ award length remaining):

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
  • Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

Use your Mobility or Disability Allowance and Lease a New Mobility Scooter or Powerchair from £16 per week through our Sidmouth or Northampton More Than Mobility Store.

Benefits of the Motability Scheme are:

  • 3 years lease for mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs
  • Batteries, tyres and breakdown assistance all included
  • Worry Free Insurance
    • Covers accidental damage and theft
    • No excess to pay
    • Third party liability and legal expenses cover
  • Worry Free Breakdown Assistance
    • 24/7 Get Your Home assistance
    • Covers accidents and breakdown
  • Worry Free Service, Maintenance and Repair
    • Call outs and home collections

Simply browse to see our full selection of electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters, then give our Sidmouth mobility store a call on 01395 519850 or our Northampton Store on 01604 407702.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

Digital Day Clock for Dementia Action Week

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 by morethan

This week is Dementia Action Week, (21st – 27th May) and the Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone across the UK to unite against this terrible disease and to take action. Whether big or small, actions can make everyday life better for people affected by dementia.

There are many ways you can take action and get involved including:

  • Support people with dementia by doing one of the following actions and update on your social media #DAW2018
    • I will be there for carers and loved ones and stay patient
    • I will talk to people with dementia and take time to listen
    • I will ask if someone needs help if they look confused
    • I will ask questions and learn more about dementia
  • Become a Dementia Friend – join the 2.4 million people already helping to make the UK more dementia friendly
  • Join an event near you – from tea dances to Dementia Friend Information Sessions search for events in your area.
  • Make a donation and help fund research and support into this disease.

There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051.  225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes. 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia.

Dementia Care Mobility Product: Digital Day Clock

digital day clockThis digital day clock is ideal for those with dementia, Alzheimer’s or memory loss as it has a large, clear 8″ screen to show the day, date and time.

  • Two display choices allows you to show the day, date and time or simply the day and whether it is morning or afternoon.
  • Automatic evening dimmer mode between 7am and 7pm – suitable for bedroom use.
  • Shows 12 hour and 24 hour clock times
  • 8″ LED backlight
  • Easy time and date setting – once set can be unplugged and moved without having to re-set the time

Please visit our mobility products website as we have a whole range of daily living aids available for people with dementia.

More Than Mobility would like to make the lives of any of our customers suffering with as easy as possible.  Adaptations and improvements to the home may allow a person to stay at home for longer.   We have a wide range of mobility products and services including wheelchairs, walking aids, bathing & toileting aids to useful daily living aids to help make things easier for you or a family member and to allow them to live their life to the full. Therefore if you need advice about mobility products then do take a look at our website or you can call us in confidence on 0800 046 3949.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Easy Gardening Tools

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by morethan

Now that the weather has finally improved; many of you will be out this spring doing the gardening so we have put together this guide and some of our best-selling gardening mobility products to ensure an enjoyable experience.

  • Plant maintenance – Pruning the roses will be something you want to keep doing for as long as possible. Deadheading is easy, beneficial to the plant and very satisfying.
  • Tools – When getting stuck in starts to be too strenuous; there’s a whole range of mobility tools available to make the job easier. Take a look at our website for gardening that products for the disabled and elderly
  • Lawns – The effort that goes into a lawn depends completely upon the desires of the owner. Mowing and maintaining lawns is hard work except for the smallest piece of green and it’s well worth finding a trustworthy gardener to take on the job.
  • Garden services – Try Checkatrade or similar organisations, or possibly the local Repair with Care or similar agency will have a list of approved gardeners. Ads in the local shops can be fruitful but obviously wherever you find a gardener they’ll need references, be able to demonstrate their skill, and turn up reliably.
  • Paths – Look at the surface of paths to check they don’t get slippery at any time of the year. Wood is wicked so keep an eye on decking. Algae and moss are dangers too. Even in the summer uneven surfaces are just waiting to be tripped over. And while you’re flattening the paths, take a look at the lawn as well to remove hidden potholes.
  • Watering – Carrying watering cans or rolling out the hosepipe can become too hard a job. Perhaps you can set up water butts at strategic places to catch water from shed, garage and greenhouse roofs? Or if all else fails fill them yourself with the hose to last a while.

At More Than Mobility we have a range of gardening mobility products to help if you are a keen gardener.

Garden Kneeler
Getting up and down to those garden chores can be quite a strain on both the back and knees, especially in wet weather.   And for those jobs where you need a little height – just turn the kneeler over for a comfy seat or handy step. Price £26.99


Easi_Grip_Garden toolsEasi Grip Garden Tools
These gardening tools are designed to minimise stress on the wrist so that the user can continue to work in the garden with less pain.  The angled handle ensures that the wrist is kept in a natural position and a non-slip grip provides greater comfort and control. Available in three products (fork, cultivator and trowel) or as a full set. Price from £15.50

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Mobility Scooter Service/Health Check

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by morethan

Wow what glorious weather we are having this week (about time too!) and as it is gets warmer by the day you will probably be out and about more, so we recommend you have a mobility scooter health check so you don’t have any issues when you are out and about this spring/summer.

Your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair manual outlines the basic maintenance that your mobility scooter or powerchair requires. Like a car, your mobility equipment requires an annual service. The service will check the mechanical operation of the scooter as well as your batteries, and will ensure that everything is functioning as it should.

Here are More Than Mobility our service engineers are fully manufacturer qualified so we can organise a service for you at a time of your convenience.

Some general tips on checking your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair:

Cleaning

  • Wash off any dirt and dust
  • Keep your mobility scooter as dry as possible – this will help prevent rust.

Weather Protection

  • In wet weather it’s a good idea to have protective covers for yourself and your mobility scooter to stay dry.  Especially important for those April showers!
  • Storage covers are handy for keeping the dust and rain off your mobility scooter whilst not in use. Mobility scooter stores have a more rigid frame and will stand up to being left out in strong conditions and have additional security features.

Batteries

  • Batteries need to be charged regularly to keep them working efficiently. Always adhere to the battery manufacturer’s guidelines; they typically recommend charging for between 8 and 10 hours at a time and even if you are not using your mobility product on a daily basis we recommend that you charge the batteries at least twice per week.
  • Only use the charger that you have been supplied with your mobility scooter or powerchair.  Using an incompatible battery charger is likely to be detrimental to battery life.  If you need a new charger then let us know and we can get one sent out to you.
  • During cold weather and when the mobility scooter is not in use, the batteries will gradually lose their charge and could decay if they are left in a discharged state.
  • New mobility scooter and powerchair batteries start from as little as £55 per pair.

Tyres

  • All tyres will wear and tear, inspect them regularly to check they are still safe.

Service

  • It is recommended that you have your mobility scooter serviced by a qualified engineer every year, especially if it is used on the road.
  • Many of the key working parts of a mobility scooter are hidden beneath the body shell and require specialist knowledge and tools to access.
  • It is important to remember that a mobility scooter still has critical safety elements such as brakes which need to be checked. This is even more important on class 3 scooters that are used on the road at higher speeds.

Here at More Than Mobility; we repair and service all makes of mobility products both purchased or not purchased from us.  Our nationwide chains of local engineers is on hand and are available to help with any repairs, services or new batteries that you require on your mobility products.  Alternatively we also sell brand new mobility scooters if you thinking of upgrading to a new one from as little as £550.

If you have any problems please give us a call on 0800 046 3949 and we can arrange for a local engineer to come to your home to repair it or give your product a service.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Mobility Products For Parkinson’s Awareness Day

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by morethan

This Wednesday 11th April is World Parkinson Awareness Day (#UniteForParkinsons) and here at More Than Mobility we have been long-time supporters of Parkinson’s UK so we wanted to let you know about suitable mobility products for Parkinson’s sufferers to help everyday tasks.

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition.  Every hour 2 people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s.  One adult in every 350 has Parkinson’s. That’s about 145,000 people in the UK. Most people who get Parkinson’s are aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too.

Although there’s currently no cure, there are a range of medicines and treatments available to manage the symptoms of the condition.

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