Posts Tagged ‘transit wheelchair’

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

Wheelchair Tennis This Summer

Monday, July 10th, 2017 by morethan

Wimbledon Tennis Championships have begun and all eyes are yet again on Andy Murray and Jo Konta!    However we should not forget the growing popularity of wheelchair tennis and the ROMA SPORT National Wheelchair Tennis Series which caters for players of all abilities and is the entry-level tier of tournaments for wheelchair players in Great Britain.

All events are run by experienced, local organisers with the support of the Tennis Foundation. These tournaments are a great way to meet other wheelchair players in your region and give you the chance to test your game at a competitive level.

For new players, every tournament will have a novice division that is only for players who haven’t competed before, and will be a fun, supportive way to try out playing competitively for the first time.

The players with a bit more experience can enter the main draw and are able to gain points at each tournament according to their finishing position. At the end of year awards will be given to the top ranked male and female players in both singles and doubles.

Please click here for more information and the calendar of 2017 Roma Sport National Wheelchair Tennis Series tournaments.

Also if you are need of a new transit or self-propelled wheelchair please take a look at our More Than Mobility website as we have great offers on standard, lightweight and comfortable transit push wheelchair and self-propelling wheelchairs so do take a look at our range onlinePrices start from as little as £99!

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Dancing for Exercise!

Monday, April 24th, 2017 by morethan

At More Than Mobility we are big fans of music and dancing and we believe it can be a great stress reliever! From hip-hop to the foxtrot, dance fever is sweeping the nation, fuelled by popular TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and BBC3’s Dancing on Wheels.

Regular dancing is great for losing weight, maintaining strong bones, improving posture and muscle strength, increasing balance and co-ordination, and beating stress.

One of the best things about dancing is that while you’re having fun moving to music and meeting new people, you’re getting all the health benefits of a good workout.

Before you start

Most accredited dance schools hold beginners’ courses and welcome people with disabilities. Dance schools are friendly and a great way to socialise.

Classes can cost as little as £5 – £10 for a 90-minute session. If the first class you try falls short of your expectations, don’t be put off. It’s worth trying a few different classes until you find the right one for you.

Find a dance class

BBC3’s Dancing on Wheels has done wonders for the sport of wheelchair dancing and raised its profile as a recreational activity. Wheelchair dancing is open to people of all abilities, including mixed ability dance partners. For more information and to find a class near you, visit the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association.

If you are looking for a new wheelchair then do take a look at our range of transit wheelchairs and self-propelling wheelchairs that start from as little as £99!

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Wheelchair Users Overcharged By Some Taxis

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 by morethan

Here at More Than Mobility we are surprised to hear that a BBC investigation has found some taxi drivers in Stoke-on-Trent have been charging wheelchair users more than able-bodied passengers! The city council has said no extra charge is permitted for wheelchair accessibility. However the BBC conducted undercover filming, which revealed a woman was told by one cab driver she had to pay more than “normal” people because her wheelchair “was heavy”. On average, the cost was around two-thirds more for wheelchair users.

A team from Inside Out West Midlands took black-cab journeys across Stoke-on-Trent city centre with Baljeevan Deol, a 22-year-old student, who has generalised dystonia. Her condition means that she cannot control her muscles. She secretly filmed drivers after suspecting she was regularly charged more than her able-bodied friends. Ms Deol and Inside Out programme production staff made 12 identical trips. Programme producer Qasa Alom said: “Obviously we are not saying every taxi in Stoke will overcharge, but our investigation found of the 12 journeys we took, Bal was charged more every single time.”

Ms Deol said: “I feel sad and angry. I’m so annoyed this happens and how much money over the last few years I’ve spent extra that I shouldn’t have. “They can’t get away with this. I feel like I’m being discriminated against and it’s just not fair.”  Abdul Rauf from the Hackney Carriage Association said drivers who overcharged “damage the trade” Abdul Rauf, from the Hackney Carriage Association in Stoke, said drivers breaking the rules should be “brought to book”.

Here at More Than Mobility we find it saddening that this is happening and do not condone disabled persons being charged a higher taxi fare than able bodied people.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. Wheelchairs restore a sense of freedom for those who have trouble getting around like they used to, and help to restore a sense of independence. If you are looking to purchase a quality, affordable wheelchair either transit or self propelled manual wheelchairs or alternatively an electric wheelchair for you or a loved one, then More Than Mobility can help.  Prices start from as little as £99!

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com