Posts Tagged ‘ramps’

Wheelchair & Mobility Scooter Ramps

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 by morethan

For those individuals and families dealing with the day to day issues of having a disability; disabled wheelchair and mobility scooter ramps are incredibly beneficial as they allow ease of access through doors with a raised step or help putting a mobility scooter or wheelchair in the back of a car.

Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter Ramps can help to increase your quality of life and allow you to get out and about and continue to live an active lifestyle.   There are various types available from portable roll-up ramps to more solid, heavy installations. Ramps assist in providing the elderly or disabled with greater mobility and independence. A disabled ramp is one of the most common provisions made by homebuilders for owners.

Here at More Than Mobility we stock a range of high quality ramps at very affordable prices:

Single Fold Aluminium Suitcase Ramps

These single fold aluminium ramps will always make life that little bit easier. They are high quality, corrosion resistant ramps which can be easily folded and carried like a suitcase.  Sold in various lengths from 2” to 6”.  Price from £85.00

Door Wedge Ramp

An ultra-lightweight wedge shaped ramp, designed to allow wheelchair and mobility scooters to overcome thresholds, patio and french doors.  Available in 3 standard heights. Price £175

6ft Smart Ramps

Designed for use with wheelchairs, powerchairs and mobility scooters. The ramps can be used to obtain safe access to motor vehicles, buildings and other inaccessible locations.   Folds in half for ease of storage and carry’s like a suitable when not in use.  Price £295

Flat Panel Scooter and Wheelchair Ramps

A one piece single panel ramp.  Lightweight, ultra-strong ramp, the ideal solution to provide access to buildings, for either residential or commercial applications. The Flat Panel Ramp is easy to position, handle and transport, it has a unique slip-resistant surface and a quality paint finish. Price £180

7” Telescopic Channel Ramp
These telescopic two-piece ramps extend to 7” and allows a wheelchair to travel up steps, over door thresholds or up into the back of vehicles. Price £195

Please see our website for our other mobility products including wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

Summer Mobility Offer: £50 OFF!

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 by morethan

We would like to make things a little easier for you while you shop this summer so we are offering a whopping £50 OFF when you spend over £500 on mobility products at More Than Mobility!

With over 10 years’ experience in the mobility market, we offer the latest range of affordable mobility aids and disability equipment so if you need a new mobility scooter, wheelchair, adjustable bed, rise and recline chair, stair lift, bathing or toileting products or daily living aids we can help with all your needs.

Please quote SUMMER50 when order online or by telephone.

Need a wheelchair ramp for the garden? Our Flat Panel Scooter and Wheelchair Ramp is a one piece single panel ramp.  Thislightweight, ultra-strong ramp, is the ideal solution to provide access to buildings, for either residential or commercial applications.

Please visit our website for more great offers.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

*£50 off available on orders over £500 when ordering between 2nd June to 31st July 2016.

Adapting Your Home To Stay Independent

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by morethan

If you, or someone living with you in your property, has a disability, an adaptation may help you to live more comfortably in your home.  Even simple equipment can mean the difference between living independently and needing someone to look after you.

You can buy your own equipment, but a social worker or occupational therapist can help make decisions about the equipment that would be most helpful and major work such as providing an extension, ground floor toilet or installing a lift

Type of adaptation work can include:

  • widening doors or installing ramps
  • minor work such as fitting a handrail, ramp or shower
  • providing a specially adapted room in which it is safe to leave a disabled person unattended
  • installing a stair lift so there is better access to a bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom
  • installing a downstairs bathroom or wet room
  • improving or installing a heating system which is suitable for the disabled person
  • adapting heating or lighting controls so that they are easier to use by a disabled person

How to get help with your adaptations?

If you are in a housing executive or housing association tenant

If you are living in a housing executive or housing association tenant, there will be no cost for the adaptation and your rent is unlikely to be increased unless substantial structural additions are made to your house. Your landlord, i.e. local district office or housing association will be able to advise you.

If you own your own home or if you live in a privately rented house

If you own your own home or live in a privately rented house your local Health and Personal Social Services Trust may be able to provide small minor works and lifts free of charge. You may also be eligible for grant aid (Disabled Facilities Grant or Home Repair Assistance Grant) towards the cost of adaptations which are not carried out by the Health Trusts. Landlords can also apply provided there is a person with permanent disability either living in the house or intending to live in the house once adaptation work has been completed.

The aim of the grants system is to provide financial help for those who can least afford to pay for having their home altered or improved. The amount of Disabled Facilities or Home Repair Assistance Grant you get will depend upon the cost of adaptations and your ability to pay for them. Therefore the amount of grant you will be given will be calculated by a form of means test called a Test of Resources (TOR). Where a Disabled Facility Grant is in respect of a dependent child the parents/guardians should not be subject to a Test of Resources assessment. Your local Grants Officer will be able to advise you further on this.

The grants office will work out how much you are able to pay towards the cost of the works. The amount of grant you receive, if any, will be the difference between the amount you need to pay and the total cost of the work eligible for grant.

If you want a rough idea of what you might need to pay, use our Ready Reckoner:  The maximum grant you may be given is £25,000 for a Disabled Facilities Grant. Under the Home Repair Assistance Grant you can get assistance up to a maximum of £5,000 over a three year period.

More Than Mobility has an extensive range of mobility products suited toadapting the home including handrails, ramps, stair-lifts and bathing aids. Do take a look at our website on the latest mobility products and services available.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

Adapting Your Home For Mobility

Monday, September 7th, 2015 by morethan

Adapting your home can positively impact on someone’s quality of life. It can also provide a measure of assurance for safety if you or a family member is disabled or have issues with mobility.

As many of our More Than Mobility customers suffer from mobility issues we have highlighted some of the key alterations to make a home suitable for someone with a disability or limited mobility:

  • Doorways – Make doorways and passageways wider if you need to use a wheelchair or powerchair
  • Grab Rails – Install grab bars and rails to assist with balance when moving around the house
  • Household Mechanisms – Move household mechanisms such as electrical outlets, light switches and door knobs to more accessible heights
  • Bathroom – Adapt a bathroom, by raising the toilet, adding a toilet back-rest, or putting a bath lift or hoist in for the bath
  • Ground Floor Rooms – Create easy access to bathroom or bedroom facilities at ground-floor level
  • Ramps – Install ramps to avoid the need to use steps
  • Paths – Ensure that external paths to the your home – such as paths or drives – have a firm, level surface
  • Stair lifts – Install stair lifts or elevators to aid travel from one floor to another
  • Chair & Bed Raisers – Invest in specialist furniture such as a rise and recline chair or electric adjustable bed
  • Alert Devices – Install alert devices, designed for someone who is deaf or hard of hearing

Some adaptations are quick and relatively cheap to do while others may take a bit more time, saving and planning. We therefore recommend to plan ahead so that when the time comes you are not having to make a decision in a rush.

These mobility products cater for all kinds of mobility related issues. By understanding the disability and the particular physical challenges associated, you can identify and prioritise what products you will need.

Arthritis – arthritis causes joint inflammation that induces painful movement for the sufferer. Ideal products to include in your home adaptation would be raised rise and recline chairs to limit strain on the joints from constantly standing and sitting. Another example would be replacing any fiddly knobs or switches with larger, more easily accessible buttons to minimise joint movement in the hands.

Osteoporosis – Osteoporosis weakens bones and increases the likelihood of bones breaking. It is vital that measures are taken to support mobility around the house with products such as stair lifts.

Loss of hearing and/or sight – Loss of hearing and sight can make a significant impact on your loved one’s independence — both mentally and physically. Adding hand rails to your home will assist those suffering from loss of sight, as they will act as guides around the home and assist in building familiarity with their environment. For those with loss of hearing, there are special alert devices that use vibrations to notify the user when there are visitors at the door etc.

Parkinson’s – Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disease that causes loss of dopamine-generating cells in the brain. The brains inability to properly function without these vital cells produces symptoms such as tremors, rigidity and slow movement. Slow and limited mobility is frustrating to the patient, so by investing in products such as shower chairs, grab bars and non-skid mats they will feel more in control in their day-to-day tasks.

Here at More Than Mobility we can help with providing mobility products to adapt your home and also can provideservices such as bathroom adaptations and stair lift installations.  Do visit our website or call us on 0800 046 3949 for advice and to obtain a free quote.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team