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Transit wheelchairs, social life and well-being

Transit wheelchairs often create a perception of the user which relates to age, need, disability and sometimes body shape.  This perception comes from the regular reinforcement of a medical model which encourages us to think of medical devices such as a transit wheelchair as pieces of equipment required by the frail.   However, when coming from […]

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disability awareness training

Disability Awareness Training: Top 6 reasons to book a session for your organisation today

In a modern-day world where attitudes towards minorities are firmly shifting for the better, it’s important to reflect and take stock of some areas of society which still suffer from distinct forms of marginalisation; with thoughts specifically in this instance homing in on individuals living with a disability. Given that turbulent times have arisen when […]

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Christmas

Festive advice to help any wheelchair user at Christmas

Wheelchair access, and ensuring your environment is accessible, is a challenge at the best of times, so sprinkle a little chaos into the mix; such as that experienced over the festive period, and suddenly navigating your way through your home and the homes of loved ones can become quite a chore. Needless to mention there’s […]

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Feee wheelchair

Free Wheelchair Mission: Mayra’s Story

Mayra Eliza Gomez is a 36-year-old Guatemalan. She had an accident and has been a wheelchair user for the last 16 years. An estimated 170,000 Guatemalans live with a disability and need a wheelchair but are unable to obtain one on their own. Without mobility, these individuals often depend on someone to carry them or […]

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Powered wheelchair assessments – meeting expectations

When taking part in or anticipating a powered wheelchair assessment what are your expectations? In my experience as a therapist there are a number of assessments I have read or witnessed which have focused on ensuring the wheelchair is the right size and that pressure care or postural needs are met.  This is a crucial […]

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active wheelchair family

Meet the Invacare active wheelchair family

As probably all wheelchair users know, making a choice of your next wheelchair is often an occasion filled with both joy and frustration. After all, it’s a complicated and deceivingly important decision, one that will affect your life for years to come. In fact, if you really think about it, it’s more than a decision […]

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wheelchair wheels

3 Tips for Choosing Better Wheelchair Wheels

When configuring your wheelchair, one of the easiest things to overlook is the importance of the kind of wheels you’ll need. The choice you make will mostly depend on where you primarily use your wheelchair, be it indoor or outdoor, plus the terrain and the activity involved. And making the right choice can be crucial. […]

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Mobility scooter batteries

How long do mobility scooter batteries last?

How long do mobility scooter batteries last is a common question both in store and online. But before you ask the question, read on, because we’ll try and answer all the queries you may have. The answer, like most answers, is not that straightforward and relies on a number of things. In this blog we’ll […]

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