Years ago, there was a time when homes were built with few differences that set them apart from the house next door?
Unfortunately, back in those days, wheelchair access was barely a concern. Homes were built with narrow, steep staircases, equally narrow doorways and lots of irregularly shaped rooms.
Wow… well what a year it’s been so far, and who could have known all the turmoil we’d all be going through with Covid-19, lockdown and shielding (words none of us had even heard in 2019)!
Could a mobility scooter really make you more active? Aren’t they going to stop you from moving around, leaving you sitting for the rest of your life?
If you’re getting older and finding that staying fit and active is becoming harder, then you might be pleased to know that buying a mobility scooter could actually improve your fitness.
Carers UK recently published figures stating that there were 6.5 million carers across the UK. This included 20% of all people aged 50-64, and 1.3 million people aged 65 or over. These carers are people that shouldn’t be struggling financially, but will be due to their age.
Carers aged 50 and above might be unable to work. They will be providing care on a very limited budget. Financial support may be available, but won’t always be enough.
Even the younger generations of carers have their difficulties. 178,000 are under the age of 18, so won’t have their own good source of income, and a further 2.4 million people are ‘sandwich carers’, balancing their care of an elderly relative with raising their own families. Clearly, that doesn’t leave a lot of spare money.
People buying their first mobility scooters will find a wealth of information to sift through. All of this information could potentially be useful when you’re narrowing down your choice, whittling your options down to just one mobility scooter that you’d eventually like to buy.
It once might have been that mobility scooters were considered to be the reserve of the elderly. In recent years, that’s all changing.
Now, mobility scooters are often picked as the transport option of choice for younger people with mobility difficulties, many of which are in their 50s, 40s, 30s and even 20s.
Celebrating Father’s everywhere is what Father’s Day in the UK is all about.
From the beginning of the global Coronavirus Epidemic, many countries became aware early, of the need for adequate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), particularly for health professionals and key workers - much more likely to be exposed to harmful contamination in the carrying out of their daily duties.
With the weather getting better and the shoots of lockdown beginning to be relaxed, we can hopefully look forward to some more freedoms and to make the most of enjoying both home and getting out and about a bit more.
Who could have predicted the huge global upheaval caused by the Coronavirus pandemic? We know that life for many of our customers is particularly difficult at the moment and we’re trying to help in whatever way we can.