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Ableworld Gloucester Store is Moving!

This entry was posted in General April 11, 2019

At Ableworld we are always looking at ways for improving the shopping experience for our customers, and because of this our Ableworld Gloucester store is soon relocating to a bigger and more accessible store, opening on Tuesday 23rd April.

The new Ableworld Gloucester store will still be situated closer to the centre of the city, on Longsmith Street, just off the main high street. The new store will have a large spacious layout, bringing in more ranges and making the store much easier to shop and navigate around for customers who may already use mobility aids. The store will also have free blue badge parking and be easy and convenient to reach opposite Longsmith Street multi-storey car park.

Our Gloucester Store Manager Travis, Deputy Manager Hayley, Assistant Manager Wendy, and the rest of the team are really looking forward to welcoming you into our new store. Our friendly team will be ready to help you find the ideal product for your needs, providing full assessments and guidance for new customers where nee ded, as well as free, impartial advice on what aids would suit you best.

During the opening few weeks we will have several special opening offers, giving customers quality mobility aids at extremely competitive prices.

At Ableworld we stock a very wide range of products including larger items such as mobility scooterswheelchairsadjustable beds and riser recliner chairs but also many smaller items to help with day to day tasks. In our new store we will also have a range of products to help with bathingtoileting and dressing as well as a range of continence care products.

At Ableworld Gloucester we also have an extensive, highly skilled Engineering department that can repair and service a variety of mobility aids. Our Engineers can also install, repair and service stairlifts. Whatever the product, the aim is to help people to lead easier, more comfortable and independent lives.

Our Gloucester team, and our store set up teams are currently preparing the new store for the opening on Tuesday 23rd April, where we look forward to welcoming you through the door.

The store will be open 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday at 1 Longsmith Street, Gloucester, GL1 2HJ, Tel: 01452 690250 or Email: [email protected]

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Betterlife announce closure of online & store operations

This entry was posted in General April 10, 2019

We are sad to hear of the recent closure of Betterlife Healthcares website and dedicated bricks and mortar stores.

We appreciate that many customers shopping for mobility aids may be vulnerable or nervous about asking for advice but our friendly Ableworld team are all fully trained to offer a free and personal service when it comes to shopping for mobility aids.

We have 34 large showrooms across the UK, ensuring we can offer the widest range of mobility aids to all of our customers.

In addition you can also purchase mobility items via our website: As an ethical mobility retailer we strongly believe that before purchasing some items of mobility equipment customers should be correctly assessed and advised which product fits their needs best. The wrong product sold over the internet without a proper assessment could lead to added complications for a person’s condition.

Please be reassured that Ableworld are committed in continuing to help as many customers as we can offering a wide range of Mobility aids at competitive prices, to the whole of the UK, either via our extensive showrooms, or by visiting our website 

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Ableworld Mobility Superstore is coming to Christchurch 

This entry was posted in General April 2, 2019

We are excited to announce that we are due to open our recent Ableworld Mobility Superstore, in Christchurch, Bournemouth.

Our Christchurch store will be located close to the centre of town, on Bridge Street, and will stock a large range of mobility products and daily living aids. Our friendly team will be ready to help you find the ideal product for your needs, providing full assessments and guidance for new customers where needed, as well as free, impartial advice on what aids would suit you best.

Our Christchurch store will be the second to be launched by store Owner and Director Chris Brown. Chris joined the Ableworld team in 2017 when opening Ableworld Bournemouth store, and has had great success in offering quality mobility products at fantastic prices in the Bournemouth area. Chris, Eddie and their team now look to offer the same fantastic service in the Christchurch area too.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be ready to help you find items designed to make your life more comfortable whilst also keeping you independent. If you are looking for a stairlift, our fully trained engineering team will be able to cover a 30 mile radius around Christchurch. We can install, service and repair stairlifts and other mobility aids all in-house. In store we will also have a fully operational Stairlift demonstration model, so that you can happily try one out in store first, before committing to a purchase.

The new Christchurch team, and our store set up teams are currently preparing the store for the grand opening, and we are very looking forward to welcoming you through the door.

The store will be opening their doors mid-May, with more details to come very soon, including some fantastic opening offers which are not to be missed!

Follow us on Facebook @ableworldbournemouthandchristchurch for the latest updates and offers in our Ableworld Christchurch journey.

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Our Congleton Store has moved!

This entry was posted in General March 1, 2019

Ableworld Congleton has undergone a refreshing new facelift which includes moving 200 yards from the old premises and more than doubling the size of the shop.  This has totally improved the store layout, bringing in more ranges and making the store much easier to shop.

And there’s never been a better time to buy!  As of today hundreds of products have been reduced in price as part of our ‘Biggest Ever Sale’ to help our customers afford the items they need in order to help them remain independent.

Ableworld Congleton is still situated on Mill Street in Congleton but is now located in what was previously Bargain Booze and the Post Office. The new store has ample free parking and is easy and convenient to reach. The team at our new Congleton store includes Store Manager Linda Laycock and Assistant Manager, Mark Speake.

At Ableworld we stock a very wide range of products including larger items such as mobility scooters, wheelchairs, adjustable beds and riser recliner chairs but also many smaller items to help with day to day tasks. From our stores we also hold a wide range of products to help with bathing, toileting and dressing as well as a range of continence care products. At Ableworld we also have an extensive, highly skilled Engineering department that can repair and service a variety of mobility aids. Our Engineers can also install, repair and service stairlifts. Whatever the product, the aim is to help people to lead easier, more comfortable and independent lives.

Whatever your needs, you can be assured of a range of quality products from names you can trust. Why not call in to see our new, easily accessible, larger store?

Open 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday at 34 Mill Street, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1AD.Tel: 01260 408161

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Ableworld Specialist Division Branches Out

This entry was posted in General February 15, 2019

Back in 2007 Ableworld set up the company’s Specialist Division, working hard to build up contacts, raise awareness and develop the necessary trust and reputation for professionals to refer cases to Ableworld. Today, our Ableworld Specialist Division operates from two centres, one in Hanley and a new larger premises in Crewe covering the Cheshire, North Wales, the Wirral and Shropshire areas. 

Our Specialist division provides bespoke mobility equipment for adults and children and are all highly trained. We provide a one to one service either in store or at the comfort of the customers own home and handle everything from assessment to handover, giving a personal service, training and advice. Through the years of experience, our Specialist Advisers have earned a deep level of trust from clients, their families and health care professionals. At Ableworld we are dedicated to helping people and use all major distributors of mobility equipment, to give as much choice as possible.

At Ableworld we are fully supportive of Franchise and Joint Venture stores that have decided to take on Specialist Training.  These include Franchisee, Donna Wilson from our Lincoln and Newark stores who has undertaken over 2 years of training with the Sunrise Medical steps training programme.  Courses involved seating and positioning, specialist Powerchair assessment and prescription and active user wheelchair assessment and prescription.  She is also looking to work with other suppliers.

Also enhancing the Ableworld Specialist Division is Mobility GB Director Barry Pearson. He entered into a joint venture with Ableworld in 2014 and during that time has launched five stores.  Barry has recently employed a fully qualified Occupational Therapist to expand the operation across the North West liaising with local professionals and carrying out formal assessments. Barry commented ‘The appointment of our own local Occupational Therapist is a key part of our strategy to ensure our customer service remains marketing leading and provides a vital link between the professional medical network and the retail sector’.

For more information visit or call us on 0800 096 5465.

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Items to keep you warm this winter time

This entry was posted in General January 21, 2019

As the cold weather is upon us, it is important that we stay healthy and take care of ourselves and others around us. At Ableworld we have a superb range of products that are designed to keep you warm in the cold weather. We have items that are great for home use, and also ones that are ideal for use when out and about.

Heated Lap Blanket

Our Heated Lap blanket has been designed with a fleece touch material and dual temperature setting to keep the user warm and cosy during cold nights. It has been proven to improve circulation, and alleviate muscle pain and rebuild injured tissue. This blanket can be used in the car, or at home, as it is supplied with a mains and car adapter as standard. With rising energy costs the heated lap blanket has been specially designed to use 12w per hour, therefore offering peace of mind to the user when in use.

Hand Muff

Our Hand Muff is a great way to keep your hands warm when in your wheelchair or waiting for the bus. Made from thick showerproof material, this handcuff features a fleece effect lining and elasticated cuffs that are ideal for keeping the heat in and the cold out. It is ideal for everyday use in the winter, and is particularly suitable for wheelchair users.

Diabetic Socks

Our Diabetic socks work like regular socks, but have an incorporated stretch technology which gives 50% more stretch across the entire socks. They feature a soft easy top, flat toe seam and extra thermal properties to allow the feet to breath, but to stay warm also. These socks are suitable for people with Diabetes, and also people with Oedema or sensitive legs or feet also. Our Diabetic socks are available in either Cotton or Wool material. 

Full Finger Wheelchair Gloves

Our full hand wheelchair gloves are designed to help you maintain your independence by ensuring greater grip and support in wet weather. The gloves feature textured and padded palms which allow a better grip and protection. These gloves are ideal for wheelchair or scooter users throughout the winter to provide warmth against the cold weather.

Heated Massaging Seat Cushion

Our Heated Massaging Seat Cushion is a new product that we have brought in just in time for the colder weather. It features a soothing heat treatment cushion with an added 5 setting massage facility with varied speeds. The seat is perfect for use in the car or on a seat at home to reduce stress and everyday strain on your body.

Slipper & Neck Warmer Set

Our Slipper and neck warmer set is designed to promote warmth and comfort. Both the slippers and neck warmer can be heated in the microwave and feature pouches that hold the heat for a long time afterwards. A soft fabric design makes this slipper and neck warmer set comfortable to wear, the neck warmer is flexible and can be wrapped around the neck or other parts of the body. Our set includes a pair of plush slipper boots and a neck warmer, providing heat where you need it to relax any tense muscles and sooth aching legs.

The majority of our Hot and Cold range is available in all stores, making it easy and accessible to shop.  We also have the range available to view and purchase on our website here. Our delivery is available for home delivery, or alternatively you can Reserve an item to collect from your local store.

We hope our product recommendations will help you to stay warm and cosy in this colder weather.

For any further information or if you have any queries then please get in touch with us.

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Ableworld Elderly Shoebox Appeal all wrapped up and delivered

This entry was posted in General December 19, 2018

A big 'Thank you' to all our customers, staff, family and friends who very kindly made donations towards our 2019 Elderly Shoebox Appeal. The kind donations enabled us to deliver over 100 shoeboxes, all bursting with goodies, to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford ready in time for Christmas Day.

Ableworld stores and Head Office were used as drop-off points for many staff, customers and organisations who wanted to ensure their gifts reached the Hospitals before Christmas. Once collected together we were more than happy to oblige when it came to delivering them all to the Hospital, which all went very smoothly.

Andrew James from the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, said “A great big thank you to Ableworld. We have started giving out their shoe box filled presents to patients around the hospital. For many of our patients the gifts inside the box will make a real difference to their Christmas, one lady immediately put the hat and scarf on, she had tears of emotion as she said thank you. Acts of such kindness as demonstrated by Ableworld is the essence of Christmas".

We are really pleased that we were able to support two great local hospitals in making an elderly persons Christmas Day in hospital a special day, and happy to hear that the boxes are already going down well!

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