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Christmas Gift Ideas at Ableworld

This entry was posted in General December 6, 2019

Christmas is now only a few weeks away and I’m sure that most of you are well into your Christmas present shopping. If you’re struggling with gift ideas this festive time, then let us give you a hand. At Ableworld we not only have a huge range of Disabled Aids for those special loved ones, but we also have special gift ideas that can be useful for everyone. Remember, the practical and useful presents are often the best received!

Our team of Santa’s elves have sourced a wide range of ideal Mobility gifts, to give you some gifting inspiration this Christmas.

Our top 5 Gift ideas to share with you are…

1. Telescopic Back Scratcher. Starting off with a perfect Stocking filler, our Telescopic Back Scratcher is ideal for reaching those places you usually can’t. It can be extended up to 70cm, making it ideal to be used by anyone! Featuring an anti-slip cushion grip on its stainless steel arm, at £2.99 this is a steal this Christmas!

2. Wooden Lap Tray. Our attractive and functional lap tray will make breakfast in bed, writing and crafts easy and comfortable. It features a built in cushion beneath the tray, making it super comfortable when resting on your lap. It is available in two styles, either kittens or puppies, making this an ideal and practical gift for most.

3. Picture Dial Telephone. This gift is ideal for those loved ones who struggle to use a normal dial telephone, or have slight hearing troubles. The Picture Dial Telephone is easy to use as it has 6 direct programmable buttons where you can add a picture to the button, for easy association. It has an optical flashing alert for an incoming call, and is hearing aid compatible. This phone will give you and your loved ones added peace of mind over the festive period. 

4. Back Soother Support Cushion. Our Back Soother Support Cushion is a cosy fibre filled cushion which literally wraps round the users body and lumbar region to support the back. It is the ideal companion for use around the home or in the office, or it also works equally well on a wheelchair or a scooter- so it really can be used anywhere! By providing comfort, warmth and support, this would be a very well received gift this Christmas.

5. Cheshire Deluxe Riser Recliner Chair. As our luxury gift idea this Christmas, we have chosen our loveable Cheshire Deluxe Riser Recliner chair. The Cheshire Deluxe is made in the UK, and is not only a luxury looking model, but it is extremely comfortable too. As well as having a dual motor for independent backrest and footrest operation, this luxury chair also comes with a tilt In Space feature, so once in the recline position you can adjust the seat and back to your individual specific needs. This chair will rise and tilt users to their feet by the touch of a button, taking away all pressure and effort from the user. Available in two designs, Button back or Waterfall back, and in various colour and pattern options. If you wanted to spoil a loved one this Christmas time then the Cheshire Deluxe is certainly a worthy option!

 

As well as our top 5 gift ideas, we have a whole selection of mobility aids to help with various needs. We have Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs and Walking Sticks to help with mobility, as well as Kitchen Accessories, Steps & Stools and Grab Rails, to help with Household tasks. 

Our friendly staff span across our 35 UK stores, and are all on hand to help with any queries in store or over the phone. Take a look at where your closest Ableworld store is on our Store Locator. 

We hope to see you in store soon, and wishing you a lovely Christmas time with family and friends! 

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Elderly Shoe Box Appeal

This entry was posted in General November 21, 2019

Can you make a difference to someone this year with the gift of giving?

Many people experience Christmas alone and we want to try and help by collecting shoe boxes to show that someone cares. This year we are asking all colleagues, customers, friends, family and others if they will put a shoebox together full of presents that an elderly person would really love.

How can you help?

We are appealing for all our lovely customers to fill a shoe box with items that an elderly person would like to recieve. We would suggest items such as; puzzle books, hot chocolate, biscuits, warm socks, gloves, slippers, scarfs, hats, tins of soup, toiletries, confectionary, pens or handmade gifts -  the list is endless, but please no alcohol. 

If you would like to help please drop your shoebox off in your local Ableworld Store by Wednesday 18th December.

We will then arrange to distribute the shoeboxes to local worthy recipients before Christmas Day, to local care homes or hospitals. 

We thank you in advance and really appreciate any donations and support recieved! For more information or if you have any queries please feel free to contact us.

 

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We are proud to support MS Society & Parkinson’s UK with Scooter Safety Day

This entry was posted in General November 7, 2019

We are really proud that our Northwich team were able to support The MS Society Vale Royal and West Cheshire Group and local Parkinson’s UK group to provide local residents a Scooter Safety Day at Weaverham Community Centre, in Northwich.

The MS Society Vale Royal and West Cheshire Group were keen to run a scooter safety day for the members of their group and we are really pleased we were able to help. Scooter safety is something we encourage as an ethical trader. We get lots of customers who have been given scooters from friends or brought online but don’t have the confidence to use them. We also have customers thinking of purchasing but want some extra reassurance that they can drive it safely, so these sessions are invaluable.

We are really pleased we could support 2 local groups in giving them a hands on experience at using mobility aids. We took along a range of scooters, from smaller boot scooters to road scooters, we well as powerchairs for the attendees to try. Alongside MS Society UK and Parkinson’s UK there were plenty of willing participants that got involved and had a go on the scooter test track, with our guidance and support.

There were plenty of questions answered and lots of advice given in relation to the different types of mobility scooters and what type would best fit to individual needs. However, it was not just mobility scooters on show, we also brought along a wide range of products that can help to make it easier living with MS or Parkinson’s such as; Adjustable Folding Walking Sticks, Grab Rails, Reachers, Kettle Tippers, Easy Grip/Bendable Cutlery Sets and Jar and Tin Openers.

There was also an Ableworld engineer on hand to offer free mobility health checks so a number of the attendees had their own scooter or mobility aid checked and were extremely grateful when their issues were resolved.

The session received great feedback from Brenda Brockbank, Lead Support Volunteer for MS Society Vale Royal and West Cheshire Group, who stated that “All attendees really enjoyed themselves and the members who had their own equipment checked were really grateful for the help. Overall, the scooter safety session massively helped to give confidence to those that require mobility aids but were too nervous or not confident enough to use a mobility scooter out in public. “

If you are part of an organisation, care provider or charity and want help in running a Scooter Safety Session or any other mobility information sessions, please feel free to contact the Ableworld Marketing Team on 01270 627111 or email [email protected]

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Ableworld Stockport Free Riser Recliner Chair Prize Draw- We have a winner!

This entry was posted in General October 31, 2019

In our Ableworld Stockport store, we recently ran a competition for one lucky winner to win themselves a Kingsman Riser Recliner. A big thank you to everyone who entered, we were amazed with the great response and received over 200 entries.

There could only be one winner and we had the pleasure of awarding the prize to Mrs Gould on Saturday 19th October at our Stockport store. Mrs Gould, who came along with her dog Pip was extremely happy to have won the prize.

Mrs Gould said she has never won a competition like this before so was overjoyed and surprised when she was told. Mrs Gould also told us that as she’s got older she has not slowed down, she is an active member of Hazel Grove Town Women’s Guild as well as being involved with Norbury Church in Hazel Grove. It is clear to see that Mrs Gould is a very worthy winner!

Although Mrs Gould is a relatively new Ableworld customer, she has already recommended Ableworld to several friends due to the good experience she had in our Stockport store.

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition and keep a look out for our next Free Prize Draw, as it could be yourself as our next lucky winner.

We very much hope you enjoy your new Riser Recliner Mrs Gould!

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Ableworld awarded Prestigious accolade at Mobility Awards

This entry was posted in General October 23, 2019

Ableworld are extremely proud to announce that we have been voted the winner of the Dealer of the Year UK at the 2019 Access & Mobility Professional Awards.

We wanted to personally thank all of our customers who continue to support us across all of our stores. These awards are voted for by people within the mobility industry including suppliers, dealers and manufacturers so thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us.

We would also like to thank our amazing staff members. To every single person who works for Ableworld, we couldn’t have won this without your help. To all of our Store teams helping customers to find the right mobility aid and advice day in day out. As well as Support staff driving up and down the country to help support, and develop our stores and the Head Office Support staff who are always on hand to provide advice and guidance. This award is a fantastic recognition of all of that hard work that makes Ableworld a great team.

Mike Williams, Managing Director said “We are overwhelmed with winning such a prestigious award within our industry. Our customers, as always are at the heart of everything we do and receiving this award is a great achievement. It has been a very busy year for our Team including a store upgrade programme, investment into new systems and opening our flagship store in Stafford. This award is a great recognition to everyone here at Ableworld and we couldn’t have won it without the hard work and dedication from all of our staff across the UK, the continued support with our suppliers and manufacturers and all of our wonderful customers, so thank you to everyone who voted for us.

The Access and Mobility Professional (AMP) awards are organised to celebrate success, developments and innovation within the mobility industry. It’s a great opportunity for like-minded businesses to come together to share experiences and advice as well as to celebrate some of the biggest achievements of the last year.

There are several categories including unsung heroes, store manager of the year, industry innovation, customer service initiatives and much more.

We would also like to congratulate Craig DeGroote our Rhyl Store Manager and Ableworld Bournemouth for being nominated and shortlisted in their categories. Being nominated for awards in itself is a great achievement and testament to all the hard work that everyone puts in on a daily basis.

For more information about ableworld visit our website

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Looking for mobility aids in or around Stoke-on-Trent?

This entry was posted in General October 18, 2019

If you or a relative are in need of some mobility assistance, and live in the Stoke-on-Trent area, then look no further, our team at Ableworld Hanley can help.

Our Ableworld Hanley store is in the perfect location for those surrounding the Stoke on Trent area, located on Joiners Square Roundabout on Leek Road, with free parking to the side of the store. The Hanley store is run by Darren and his team, who work hard to provide knowledge and support to all visitors who need mobility aids. Our friendly staff are ready to help you with advice and guidance on mobility aids designed to make your life more comfortable and active, whilst keeping you independent.

With over 800 mobility products available, we supply a wide range of quality mobility aids, at value for money prices. In our Hanley store we have larger products such as Mobility Scooters, Riser Recliner Chairs and Walking Frames, to smaller items such as Pill Boxes, Wide-fitting Slippers and helpful Kitchen accessories. We are sure you will find something to suit you or a family member at Ableworld Hanley!

We believe it is important to trust your supplier, and as the UK’s largest Mobility retailer you can be sure to have every faith in Ableworld. Our Hanley Store is highly recommended by its customers, which is a good indication of reliability. Rated 4.7-stars by Which Trusted Traders customer reviews, and 4.8- star on Google, Ableworld Hanley will guarantee you an excellent experience! One lovely review said “Visited to look at mobility scooters for father in law. Great selection and very helpful member of staff who gave us a full demonstration of disassembling and reassembling. Very useful. Couldn't have done more. Pretty sure we will be going back to make a purchase!” For added peace of mind, all Ableworld staff are fully DBS checked to ensure complete safety for our customers, as well as being fully trained in their positions.

From our Hanley store we also have a fully trained Engineering department, who have the capabilities to Service, Repair and Install a variety of Mobility aids. Our Stairlift department ensures that we can supply new and reconditioned stairlift models to our customers, providing the best lift to suit your individual needs.  Our engineers will look after you from quote to install and beyond, and we promise to never sell your enquiry onto pressure sales companies. In store we have fully working Stairlift demonstration models that are available for customers to try out before making a purchase, otherwise if you would like to arrange for a FREE no obligation Stairlift quotation then please visit our Hanley Stairlift page.

Our Hanley store also features one of Ableworld’s Specialist centres, which allows us to give a one to one service for customers who have unique needs and requirements, and may need a more bespoke and tailored mobility aid. Our Specialist team can arrange for a store or a home visit, where we can talk through the Specialist products you may require.

Open 7 days a week, visit our Hanley store at 430 Leek Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3HU.

If you require any more information please call 01782 205901 or email [email protected] to contact one of our helpful members of staff.

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Ableworld Support Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

This entry was posted in General October 10, 2019

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, based in the city’s historic Docks recently approached Ableworld to help ensure access is available to more visitors. The Friends of the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, a charity which supports the museum, arranged with ourselves for two stairlifts to be installed allowing access to all levels of the museum.

The Friends of the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum was set up in 1990 when the museum first opened and continue to organise fundraising events to allow them to provide essential support to the museum, raising over £4000 so far.

The most recent project provided by the Friends of the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum included support from local Ableworld Gloucester store on Longsmith street, to install 2 stairlifts so that the museum is accessible to more visitors. The stairlifts were installed on 30th September by our Gloucester Stairlift Engineer, who also took part in the official opening on Wednesday 2nd October. Mr Tommy Clough, 88 who served with the Royal Artillery during the Korean War was welcomed at the museum and took the maiden voyage on the new stairlifts.

Vicki Hopson Museum Director said “We are grateful to Ableworld for helping us make the second floor of our building accessible to those with mobility problems, this means some of our older Veterans can now access the Regimental Boardroom for the first time in many years.  The Ableworld staff were extremely helpful and the stair lifts were installed within 2 weeks of us sending the initial enquiry. Great service, will certainly recommend to anyone who needs help with providing access in the future.”

The museum allows people to discover the lives of Gloucestershire Soldiers from the last 300 years. Visitors can try on uniforms, look into a First World War trench, and learn about medals and how soldiers won them through history with interactive displays plus much more. There is plenty for the whole family to do children’s games, uniforms to try on plus a free quiz. The museum story begins in 1694, travels through the Napoleonic Wars, the Age of Empire, World Wars, Korea right up to modern day conflicts. The museum allows you to discover the stories of twelve generations of Gloucestershire soldiers.

Our Ableworld Gloucester Store Manager Travis added “It was our pleasure to help the charity to support our local veterans. This museum is a great asset to our City and is a great way to celebrate the lives of those who served for our country. Allowing access to all visitors of the museum is something we are really proud to support. We will certainly be recommending the museum to people visiting the area.”

Our Ableworld Gloucester store provides a range of mobility aids to help people live independently, including stairlifts. Our Gloucester mobility shop has recently moved to Longsmith Street, where our team offer a friendly welcome and free advice on all of their mobility aids with no pressure. A wide range of mobility equipment is available from dressing and washing aids, to larger items such as Mobility scooters, Riser Recliners and Wheelchairs, plus much more.

 

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is located in Gloucester’s Historic Docks at: Back Badge Square, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2HE. Telephone 01452 522682.

For more information about the museum please visit www.soldiersofglos.com

If you would like to become a Friend of the Museum and help with their fundraising please visit www.soldiersofglos.com/friends

 

Furthermore if you would like to visit our Ableworld Gloucester store, please see our store page.

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