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Home Visits & Virtual Showroom Tour

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 by morethan

If you are worried about coming into our Plymouth store for your mobility products due to Covid; don’t forget we can come to you instead by either organising a home visit/home demonstration or by a Virtual Showroom Tour.

Home Assessments, Repairs & Deliveries

  • We are available for in home assessments, repairs and home deliveries and will ensure social distancing and all relevant personal protective equipment is worn as well as following a strict cleaning and sanitisation regime.
  • We will communicate with your household prior to any visit to discuss how the work will be carried out to minimise risk for all parties
  • If your household is isolating because one or more family members have symptoms we cannot unfortunately visit your home until after the 14 day period.   For deliveries in this instance we can provide a drop off service outside your home for any essential products.

NEW VIRTUAL SHOWROOM SERVICE

We also offer as well as our usual Home Demonstration Service a NEW Virtual Showroom Tour if you are shielding or are concerned about visiting us.   This will allow you to book a private online tour of our store from your own home where you can get advice and view our range of products.   Please contact us to book at time of your convenience.

In the meantime we can continue to serve our customers via purchasing online at our website www.morethanmobility.com or you can call us on 0800 046 3949 and we can post any orders of mobility or incontinence supplies direct to your or a family member’s home.

Call us on 0800 046 3949 or 01752 673367.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

PPE & Face Masks Available To Buy

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 by morethan
With the latest government guidelines that it is mandatory to wear face coverings in all hospitality places, retail stores as well as on all transport including taxis; we just wanted to let you know we still have plenty of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including washable and disposable face masks in stock in our warehouse – all ready to send out to your home.
PPE Available To Buy Now:
  • Disposable Face Mask – Pack of 10
  • Washable Cotton Face Masks – NOW available in either Navy or Grey
  • Synethic Gloves
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Disposable Aprons – Pack of 50
You can order online or via telephone on 0800 049 3949.  Delivery within 2 – 3 days.
Best wishes
More Than Mobility
www.morethanmobility.com

Official Face Mask Exemption Form

Thursday, July 30th, 2020 by morethan

If you are exempt from wearing a face mask in shops and public transport; you can download this official exemption card to stick on the back of your mobile phone. The Government has made the cards available to disabled people and others who have health reasons which make wearing a mask difficult after campaigners warned about the risk of abuse.

The official card can be printed out and stuck to a person’s phone or pinned to clothing so people know they have a reason not to be wearing a mask. Face coverings are mandatory by law in shops, supermarkets, takeaways and public transport in England  and those who refuse to comply can be fined £100.

But people with conditions like breathing difficulties, anxiety disorders or autism, or children under 11 do not need to wear masks.

Alternatively if you are not exempt we have plenty of both washable and disposable face masks in stock. Order online for fast delivery.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

NEW Smartphone Bus App For Wheelchair Users

Friday, July 10th, 2020 by morethan

We saw this and thought it might be useful for our customers and highlights a really good use of technology to help disabled people in the UK.

National bus operator First Bus has launched a new fast-tracking smartphone app which enables customers to view the number of available wheelchair spaces on their local bus services in real-time.

Available to download for free on the App and Google Play stores, the First Bus App is designed to make journeys using its bus services easier by informing disabled customers of wheelchair space capacity in advance.

Users can type in where and when they want to travel, as well as the bus service number, into the app and a live map will appear tracking where the bus is and the number of wheelchair spaces that are available at any given time.

Giles Fearnley, Managing Director of First Bus, said: “We are really proud to have been able to fast-track these most recent app updates to ensure safe, informed travel during these difficult times. Our buses provide an essential service for our customers and we are doing all we can to support them.

“The app update is aligned with our longstanding pledge to improve the bus experience for our disabled passengers.”

According to the company, the development on the new feature sees First Bus become the first UK bus operator to not only allow bus passengers to live track the location of their next bus, but also show its capacity in ‘real-time’.

The innovation has been widely praised by several charities as a means to make public transport more accessible for those with disabilities.

Rob Burley, Director of Campaigns, Care and Support at Muscular Dystrophy UK, said: “We’re pleased First Bus has committed to improving its services for wheelchair users. Disabled people use public transport to get to work or school, go shopping, or simply enjoy a day out with friends and family. But unfortunately we know experiences can be mixed because of physical and attitudinal barriers. We hope this new app feature will make it easier for disabled people to plan their journeys, and welcome the pledge made by First Bus to make its network more accessible.”

In recent years, accessibility on buses has been high on the government’s agenda as the Department of Transport launched the ‘It’s Everyone’s Journey’ campaign in November 2019 and called on bus operators to improve disabled people’s experiences when using their services.

Stephen Brookes, Ambassador for Disability Rights UK and Sector Champion for the Minister for Disabled People, commented: “It’s good to see that First Bus are enabling their disabled customers who depend on wheelchairs to use real-time technology to track and view space availability across the country by use of a mobile app. This means that disabled customers will be able to have more confidence in planning a journey. The information, which is based on driver recorded updates is simply expressed, clearly set out and easy to navigate.”

The commendation was echoed by Emma Scott, Operations Manager at Disability Equality Scotland: “We welcome the fast-tracking of the app which will give wheelchair users more confidence to use public transport during these uncertain times. By giving wheelchair users this information in an inclusive and accessible way, it allows them to make decisions about whether to wait or find an alternative route.”

Do let us know if you have seen anything else suitable like this so we can share with our customers.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Plymouth Mobility Store Back To Normal Opening Hours

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 by morethan

Just wanted to say that our Plymouth Mobility Store  from next Monday 6th July we will be back to our normal opening hours of 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 4pm on Saturday.

It has been so nice over the last few weeks to see our customers back in our Plymouth store in a COVID secure environment buying a variety of mobility products.  Also Nigel, our engineer is now back at work helping customers with services, breakdowns and any deliveries and next week Laura, our sales assistant will be in to help Marcy, our Store Manager with the running of the store.  Do pop in and say hello if you get a chance.

We are also offering home demonstrations/deliveries as well as our NEW Virtual Online Showroom Tour for those who are shielding. Call us on 01752 673367 or pop into store.

Our absolute priority is to protect our staff and customers and we want to assure you that we are taking all the necessary precautions by ensuring:

  • 2 Meter Social Distancing in store and when visiting customer’s homes
  • Regular Store Cleaning
  • Staff are washing hands regularly
  • Protective Personal Equipment & Hand Sanitiser are available
  • Home Visits available
  • NEW Online Virtual Showroom Service available
Our full Covid-19 Customer Guidelines for how we will work both in store and in customer’s homes are available here.
Alternatively we can continue to serve our customers via purchasing online at our website www.morethanmobility.com or you can call us on 0800 046 3949 and we can post any orders of mobility or incontinence supplies direct to your or a family member’s home. We intend to deliver the same level of service our customers are accustomed to.
Best wishes
More Than Mobility
www.morethanmobility.com

Northampton Store Closure

Monday, June 22nd, 2020 by morethan

Unfortunately with a very heavy heart we have decided that we will not be re-opening our Northampton mobility store in light of the uncertainty around Covid-19 and the on-going high rent costs.

We will continue to support our customers either online at www.morethanmobility.com or via telephone on 01604 407702 or Freephone 0800 046 3949.   We can post any orders of mobility or incontinence supplies direct to your or a family member’s home. We intend to deliver the same level of service our customers are accustomed to.

Any existing customers with warranty issues please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit https://www.morethanmobilitynorthampton.co.uk/

Our online business and other mobility stores are open and will continue as normal.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Plymouth Store OPEN Today!

Monday, June 15th, 2020 by morethan

Dear Customers

We have certainly missed all our customers over the last few months but we are so excited to welcome customers back to our Plymouth store from today; Monday 15th June.  Dates for Northampton store still to be confirmed.

For the first few weeks our Plymouth store will have a limited opening store hours of 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday but we hope to move back to a full 9am – 5pm and Saturday opening soon.

Our absolute priority is to protect our staff and customers and we want to assure you that we are taking all the necessary precautions by ensuring:

  • 2 Meter Social Distancing in store and when visiting customer’s homes
  • Regular Store Cleaning
  • Staff are washing hands regularly
  • Protective Personal Equipment & Hand Sanitiser are available
  • Home Visits available
  • NEW Online Virtual Showroom Service available

Our full Covid-19 Customer Guidelines for how we will work both in store and in customer’s homes are available here.

NEW VIRTUAL SHOWROOM SERVICE:  We will also be offering as well as our usual Home Demonstration Service a NEW Virtual Showroom Tour if you are shielding or are concerned about visiting us.   This will allow you to book a private online tour of our store from your own home where you can get advice and view our range of products.   Please contact us to book at time of your convenience.

In the meantime we can continue to serve our customers via purchasing online at our website www.morethanmobility.com or you can call us on 0800 046 3949 and we can post any orders of mobility or incontinence supplies direct to your or a family member’s home. We intend to deliver the same level of service our customers are accustomed to but we will of course update you if the situation changes.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility


Father’s Day Gifts: Sunday 21st June

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 by morethan

Father's Day Great Gift Ideas For Father’s Day: Sunday 21st June 2020

If you are lucky enough to still have your Dad or Grandpa around and are looking for the perfect gift for your Dad or Grandpa this Father’s Day; then check out some of our best-selling and useful Father’s Day mobility gift ideas below:

Ideas Under £20

  1. Easi Grip Garden Tools – garden tools designed to minimise stress on the wrists.  Fork, trowel or cultivator available.
  2. Illuminated Magnifying Glass – powerful magnifying glass to help with reading.
  3. Key Turner – provides extra leverage for easy turning of keys.
  4. Disabled Leather Travel Wallet – soft leather disabled badge wallet
  5. Talking Alarm Clock with Hands & LCD Display – helps to hear and see the time more clearly
  6. Men’s Brushed Cotton Nightshirt – long sleeve men’s nightshirt.
  7. Lumbar Roll – supports the back and provides cushioned support

Ideas Under £30

  1. Hurrycane All Terrain Cane Folding Walking Stick – stick stands up by itself and never falls over.
  2. Men’s Flannel Cotton Pyjamas – long sleeve/long leg brushed cotton pyjamas.
  3. Men’s Fleecy Bed Jacket – fleecy bed-jacket with easy access sleeves and Velcro fastenings.
  4. Handybar – non slip handle that fits to the side of the car to helps with getting in and out of the car
Ideas Under £50
  1. Pedal Exerciser with Digital Display – enjoy exercising whilst reading or watching the TV!  Assists in restoring muscle strength, circulation, co-ordination and fitness.
  2. Mobility Scooter Stick & Crutch Carrier – fits most scooter and suitable for two walking sticks or crutches
Ideas Over £50
  1. Friends & Family Emergency Auto Dial Plus – compact easy to use SOS button that dials up to 3 family and friends for help.
  2. Easy to Read Digital Day Clock – designed to help those with dementia  or memory loss with time.
  3. Tiama Rollator XC – outdoor rollator with extra large wheels to ensure a smooth ride on rough terrain.
Order online at www.morethanmobility.com or call on 0800 046 3949.  We can even delivery direct to your Dad or Grandad.  Order before Thursday 19th June for delivery before Father’s Day.

Kind regards
More Than Mobility



Bad Back: NEW Back Care Website Category

Thursday, May 21st, 2020 by morethan

Bad Back? Are you struggling with a bad back due to working from home?

We have added a new category on our website especially for products to help with back care and to assist with optimum positioning and ultimate comfort. From lumbar rolls, head & back supports, seat wedges and heated back massagers – do take a look.

Key back care products include:

  • Lumbar Rolls to support back care and provides cushioned support.   Circular or D Type roll
  • Head & Back Support to gently and effectively support your neck or back.
  • Seat Wedge to provide an ideal angle which ensures that the natural S shape of the spine is maintained
  • Folding Backrest to support when seated in bed
  • Low Back  Support to provide gentle lumbar support and pressure relief in the back
  • Spine Support offering maximum comfort as it adjusts to the natural curve of the spine
  • Support Belt providing gentle and flexible support whilst stabilising the hips, pelvis and spine
  • Correcting Shoulder Brace to help retrain or correct your posture
  • Heated Back & Seat Massager to sooth away aches and pains

Order online or call 0800 046 3949 for more information.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

NEW Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Thursday, May 21st, 2020 by morethan

In light of the recent government’s announcement with the guidance to wear face coverings when out and about; we just wanted to say we have plenty of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in stock in our warehouse – all ready to send out to your home.    You can order online or via telephone on 0800 046 3949.

PLUS we have added two new products to our PPE range: Washable Cotton Face Masks and Disposable Aprons.

Washable Cotton Face Mask (Grey)
This machine washable 100% cotton face mask is suitable personal protective equipment to wear when out from your home, in shops, on public transport or in the office to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and Covid-19.

This mask come with an strap to fit around most head sizes and is soft and comfortable so doesn’t mark the face.   Will cover both the mouth and nose but will not limit breathing.  Anti-bacterial and double ply OEKO-TEX® cotton
Price:  £5.95 each

Disposable Aprons (pack of 50)
These white disposable aprons are suitable personal protective equipment to wear when caring for someone at home or in a care home to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and Covid-19.  Resistant to liquids for preventing fluid transfer.

Price:  £10.00 for pack of 50

Existing PPE also includes:

Disposable Face Masks
These disposable face masks are suitable personal protective equipment to wear at home or in the office to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and Covid-19.

All masks come with an elasticated strap to fit around most head sizes.  3-Layer Design: this mouth & face mask is effective in preventing germs, dust and droplet, so as to protect you.  Masks will cover both the mouth & nose but will not limit breathing.

Please be assured that these masks are not the FFP3 valved masks that have been reserved for front line NHS and Care Home Staff.

Price:  £14 for pack of 10 face masks

Synthetic Powder Free Gloves
These powder and latex free gloves are suitable personal protective equipment to wear at home or in the office to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and Covid-19.

Non textured surface.with natural colour.
Soft & flexible and easy to put on.

Glove Size: X Large
Price:  £5.50 for 100 glove box

Hand Sanitiser
Hygienic hand sanitiser for hand disinfection that feels great to skin.  Kills 99.99% of most common germs that may be harmful.
100ml bottle.

Price:  £3.50 per bottle

All orders are dispatched within 48 hours.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com