Forthcoming Events & Sponsorship
Ableworld Events Calendar
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we are unable to attend any events currently.
We hope to be back attending & hosting our events soon however!
Don't feel confident driving a Mobility Scooter? Need more advice on a safer driving experience?
Come along to our next FREE Scooter Proficiency Session. You don't need to own a scooter as we will have a variety available for you to use. Come along and take advantage of a free opportunity to drive around the test track with experienced staff and pick up some freebies along the way.
Please call the Marketing Team on 0800 096 5440 or email [email protected] for more information.
Here at Ableworld, we are proud to be able to have taken our first steps in Reconnecting Generations in the North West of the UK.
We know there is plenty of research confirming that bringing generations together can and should be the way forward. We live in a society where care of young and old is increasingly segregated, with very limited opportunities for the two groups to interact. This is why we are pleased that we have been able to help. Our first event took place in October 2017 at Woodeaves Residential Home in Nantwich. We invited the local children from Sunflowers Nursery to come and join the residents for an hour, allowing the two groups to play together and enjoy each others company. We also took the opportunity to invite Rhythm Time Cheshire to come in and play some music, and sing songs together with the residents and the children thoroughly enjoyed. Please watch our short video, showing how the day went and how much everyone involved enjoyed themselves.
At Ableworld we are very proud to be part of the Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friends programme.
Dementia is a varied disease that can affect different people in different ways, and often it is hard to spot the varied symptoms. The Dementia Friends initiative aims to change the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia through easy to understand and friendly information sessions. With a number of Dementia Champions within the business, here at Ableworld we are working hard towards making many of our staff members Dementia Friends. By being a Dementia Friend all of our staff understand a little bit more about what it's like to live with Dementia, and then turn that understanding into action.
An action that we are constantly implementing is to bring in more and more new products into our stores each week that are Dementia Friendly, and having the Dementia Friendly knowledgeable staff to sell these products is key. Ableworld run a quarterly program of Dementia Friends Information Sessions which all new new staff are encouraged to attend.
Abena Continence Care Events
Within our stores we occasionally hold Continence Care Awareness events, whereby with the assistance of a local Abena qualified nurse, we give advice and help for anyone who suffers or cares for someone with a bladder or bowel dysfunction. During the sessions we can show you the continence products that we sell in store, and how the different styles benefit different people. There is also plenty of opportunity to ask us any questions you may have. These events are very casual and informal, and are all held within our stores so you can have a browse at our product ranges too whilst at the event.
Ableworld feature on ITV National News
After a sharp increase in Mobility Scooter fatalities pressure is mounting on the Government to impose stricter regulations on mobility scooters.
At Ableworld as we have always demonstrated an ethical approach to selling and the introduction 4 years ago of our Scooter Proficiency Sessions, Ableworld were approached by ITV National News to talk about Mobility Scooter Safety.
The segment included a Scooter Proficiency Session at Pickmere Nursing Home in Crewe with residents riding on the Test Track accompanied by Store Manager Darren Evans, and a local Ableworld Engineer carrying out safety checks on the scooters and a short interview from Senior Marketing Manager, Michelle Mossford talking about the importance of the training sessions.
The ITV News segment was aired on the 6.30pm and 10pm National News, and although approximately 4 hours of filming was turned into a short 3 minute segment it was well worth it as it was the first time Ableworld had ever featured on National TV.