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Mobility Matters

This entry was posted in General February 8, 2022

Adjustable Bed

A healthy lifestyle and mobility, matter so much not only for our physical self but also our mental wellbeing. There are so many tasks we take for granted – I’m guilty of this too: this could be as simple as reaching up to the top cupboard in the kitchen or trying to get up the stairs or reading your medication prescription label. But here at Ableworld, we understand that some elderly and disabled people require a little extra assistance when it comes to mobility.

Mobility aids are the perfect solution as they are intended to promote safety and independence for those who need that extra support in their everyday routines. For many people with either a temporary or long-term mobility issue, they have become an integral part of their life. They can come in many forms from Riser Recliners to Wheelchairs to Stairlifts to Grab Rails and Ramps etc.

From the minute you wake up you should feel empowered to embrace your independence and for people with limited mobility, a good night’s sleep is vital. What’s a better addition to your home than an Adjustable Bed? We recommend the Calverley Electric Adjustable Bed, it promotes good posture and spinal support and can provide a great night’s sleep which results in better overall health.  The bed is controlled by a 6-button handset which allows you to choose from a range of positions to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.

Ensuring your make the most of what your body CAN do, instead of focussing on what you can’t – will help improve both your mind and mental well-being. Whether you're using a Walker or a Mobility Scooter, both are efficient ways you can greatly improve your fitness and mobility. It can help you find your lost freedom - spend more time outside, hang out with friends, or go to the supermarket. And the Rascal 388XL Mobility Scooter is a great all-rounder for just that, it is legal to go on the road but is only mid-size so navigating around the park and on pavements, is perfect for too. Also comes with a full lighting kit which allows you to drive at night or in dull visibility conditions, to give everyone better piece of mind.

The kitchen is also a part of the house that can bring about its own challenges and can be a safety concern for any loved ones – but encouraging a safer way of handling mundane tasks can make a world of difference for those who need it. We have many Kitchen Aids at Ableworld that can make life easier and alleviate the stress of doing these activities. The Uccello tipping kettle for one is perfect for those who struggle to lift the kettle - and we all know how much tea or coffee is a staple to anyone’s morning routine. Or the Spill not Jar Bottle Opener is great to assist those who need a little extra grip, designed with three inverted cones which are used to hold a container steady, such as drinks bottles or child-proof medicine containers. And a  further three opener cones are included to make opening tricky jars easier. The base has a rubber bottom, which helps to stop the opener from moving on smooth surfaces. The base can be fixed permanently onto a workshop or contained in a drawer ready for use. 

We are currently running our winter sale promotion, so it’s the perfect time to pick up that extra piece of support that’s going to make your everyday tasks easier. Because mobility really does matter. And we encourage people to embrace their independence and try to stay mobile for as long as possible.

Stay Safe.

Ableworld

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Ableworld Queensferry & Blackpool stores open simultaneously

This entry was posted in General September 10, 2021

As the saying goes, “you wait ages for a bus and then two of them come along at once”- well we are thrilled to announce that two new Ableworld store openings have taken place today in Queensferry and Blackpool.

Our Ableworld Queensferry and Ableworld Blackpool stores come as our 37th and 38th numbered stores, and are exciting additions to our store presence in the North West area. As mobility superstores, both are spacious and airy, and stock our full range of mobility products and also feature Engineering units for our extensive range of servicing options.

There is ample free customer parking available at both stores, and both are located on main roads with bus routes, making them easy to get to and comfortable to visit. At both stores you can be sure of a warm welcome from Store Manager Craig in Queensferry, and Store Manager Angela in Blackpool, with our friendly teams on hand and ready to help with any queries you or a loved one may have. All of our teams are fully trained and will provide you the best advice and give product demonstrations to ensure you are getting the right product for your individual needs.

Our range of products in both stores varies from our smaller aids such as Magnifying aids, Slippers and Medication Management, to our larger mobility equipment such as Mobility Scooters, Powerchairs and Wheelchairs. Whatever the product, the aim is to help people to lead easier, more comfortable and independent lives.

Across all of our 38 stores we currently have our 20th Birthday Sale taking place, with fantastic savings on many of our larger product ranges. If you are looking to purchase any mobility equipment then we urge you to pop into store before 26th September to shop whilst these offers are on.

Both our Queensferry and Blackpool teams are very excited to meet lots of local residents and form partnerships with local businesses too. Both stores are open 9am -5.30pm Monday to Saturday, with our Blackpool store also open 10am-4pm on Sundays. If you would like further information about our stores, or the products we stock then please either visit us in store or get in touch with the following store details:

Ableworld Queensferry: 87 Station Road, Queensferry, Flintshire, CH5 2TB, Telephone: 01244 810676

Ableworld Blackpool: 130 Cherry Tree Road, Blackpool, FY4 4TH, Telephone: 01253 335614

 

We look forward to welcoming you into an Ableworld store soon!

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Two new Ableworld store openings announced for September

This entry was posted in General August 24, 2021

We are delighted to announce that we are expanding our Ableworld store map once again with two new stores opening on 10th September located in Queensferry, North Wales and Blackpool.
The stores will become the 37th and 38th in the Ableworld Group, and a welcome addition alongside our Chester and Southport stores in the North West.  Both new stores will stock the full range of mobility products as well as a large stairlift demonstration area, to accommodate all customer’s needs. As with all other stores, they will offer the same outstanding customer service, as well as providing first-class engineering and servicing work.
 
Queensferry will be the 4th Ableworld store in North Wales and aims to provide a local service for the surrounding area in addition to our Chester, Wrexham, Llandudno and Rhyl stores.
Blackpool is an additional Joint Venture store with Barry Pearson following on from his store success stories in Hyde, Salford, Southport, St Helens, Wavertree, and Wigan. Barry will be opening the new Blackpool store and taking up this exciting new venture in a highly popular location.
 
Both new large stores will open whilst our celebratory 20-year Birthday Sale is on until 26th September. There are some superb sale offers available in all stores and online for the Birthday Sale, including £200 off all Road scooters and Riser recliner chairs from only £299*.
 
Mike Williams, Managing Director at Ableworld explained “We are very much looking forward to opening the doors and welcoming all existing and new customers into both new stores.
We pride ourselves on helping to support vulnerable people, never more so than staying open all the way through Covid which meant we were able to get products out to the people who needed them. Opening additional stores enables us to extend our services to more customers and support the local community”.

For up-to-date information regarding our Queensferry and Blackpool stores then take a look at our Store Finder

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Ableworld Launch New TV Advertising Campaign

This entry was posted in General April 22, 2021

After a full day of filming, weeks of editing, and a whole month of preparation, we are very happy to announce that our new TV advert is finally live. If you haven't already seen it then take a look on our Ableworld Youtube

We have been keen to trial TV advertising for a while, and after careful planning and preparation we recently decided to take the leap. 

We filmed the TV advert at our spacious Ableworld Stafford store, where we were able to comfortably film around our large ranges of mobility products. The Director of the advert, Peter Blumer from Bauer Create, “fell in love” with the store the moment he saw a picture of it. He immediately had a vision of how he wanted the advert to feel and what shots he wanted in order to produce an engaging story board.

Ceri Dixon, our Senior Marketing Manager, said “We had so much fun on the day of filming, the actors, our staff and the filming company were all great at making sure we portrayed what Ableworld is really about.

“We feel the advert captures our ethical approach to mobility equipment, and friendly atmosphere extremely well!”

As well as our well stocked and immaculate store, we were lucky to have our fantastic store staff and willing volunteers feature within the advert, some of which you may recognise from our Ableworld Hanley or Newport stores. 

Overall we are delighted with the result of our TV advert, and hope you enjoy watching it too. We would love to hear any feedback you may have, simply email us at [email protected] 

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Ableworld Rhyl receive letter from local MP

This entry was posted in General April 21, 2021

At Ableworld we were delighted to surprise some of their lovely customers with unexpected gestures, to tie in with Random Acts of Kindness Week from 14th February to 20th February. Across our UK stores, we planned a variety of organised surprises. 

The random gestures we made recently reflect the caring solutions that we aim to fulfil on a day-to-day basis, and what better way to do this than during Random Acts of Kindness week to some of our loyal customers.

One of our customers that we were thrilled to be able to surprise was Mr Wall-Ping in Rhyl. Our Engineer Scott surprised the gentleman with a lovely bouquet of flowers upon arrival. Mr Wall-Ping was overjoyed with his surprise!

Following this Random Act of Kindness for Mr Wall-Ping, our Ableworld Rhyl store were delighted to receive a thank you letter from Dr James Davies MP, Member of Parliament for the Vale of Clwyd. Dr James Davies understands “the past 12 months have been undoubtedly been difficult for us all” and therefore was extremely pleased to hear that Ableworld “have been raising spirits by carrying out random acts of kindness for your customers in recent weeks.”

The Member of Parliament for the Vale of Clwyd thanks Ableworld for “thinking of others and for the caring service that Ableworld provides generally.”

Our Rhyl store manager Craig said “The Ableworld Rhyl team would like to thank Dr James Davies MP for acknowledging all of our hard work and tremendous effort to continually support the local and wider community. It is important to always be approachable while having an empathetic ear and to ensure we can help keep our customers remain independent for longer, whether this is in their own homes, sheltered accommodation, care home or even if they are just visiting the seaside and need to hire a wheelchair or scooter. If any of our customers are unable to visit the store, they can contact us via telephone or email to get the advice they need. We also offer free home demonstrations on many of our products, whether it’s a wheelchair, walker, mobility scooter or even a riser recliner. We are always happy to help.”

We were delighted to receive this letter from a local MP, as it was great to be acknowledged for even our small acts of kindness throughout the difficult lockdown times. 

Our friendly North Wales stores are always on hand to help with any mobility or stairlift queries. Our North Wales stores can be found at:

Ableworld Llandudno - 16 Mostyn Broadway, Llandudno, LL30 1YL. Tel: 01492 338549

Ableworld Rhyl – 1 Westbourne Avenue, Rhyl, LL18 1EE. Tel: 01745 336843

Both stores are Open 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. And Llandudno is also open 10am – 4pm on Sundays. 

 

We look forward to welcoming you in store soon! 

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Congratulations to our latest Mobility Scooter competition winner!

This entry was posted in General February 4, 2021

Mrs Meadows from Gloucester is our latest lucky winner who has won back the cost of her Rascal 388XL Road Scooter!

In our Summer Sale, here at Ableworld we ran a competition to ‘Win back the cost of your Road Scooter’, which meant that ALL customers who purchased a road scooter during our Summer Sale were automatically entered into the FREE draw.

After purchasing her new Rascal 388XL Road scooter in our Ableworld Gloucester store, Mrs Meadows was then randomly selected as our lucky winner. Our Gloucester team were delighted to present Mrs Meadows with her winners cheque, where she was delighted to get her £1295 back that she paid for her scooter, saying it was such a pleasant surprise and she can’t wait to treat herself! We hope you enjoy spending your winnings Mrs Meadows. 

In all of our Ableworld stores we offer customers a wide range of products including larger items such as mobility scooterswheelchairsadjustable beds and rise and recline chairs but also many smaller items to help with those everyday tasks. Whilst also holding a wide range of products to help with bathing, toileting and dressing. Our team of engineers are also on hand to install stairlifts and service scooters. Whatever the product, our aim is to help people to lead easier, more comfortable and independent lives.

During these difficult times, our store teams are on hand to arrange a contactless delivery if required, with free home delivery available, subject to value and distance.

If you have any questions regarding equipment or if you need any advice please call your local Ableworld store and our teams will be more than happy to help! 

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Elmhurst Care Home Fundraiser

This entry was posted in General January 28, 2021

Our Ableworld Northwich team were delighted to be able to help a local customer, Andrew Matzen, in his quest to help a local care home in Winsford recently. 

Brothers Andrew and Chris Matzen have set about raising money for Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, in honour of their Dad, Ronald Matzen. Ronald was a resident at Elmhurst Care Centre when he passed away, and to show their support to the care home, Andrew, Chris and Grandson Lewis wanted to thank them for taking such great care of him.

When Andrew contacted Elmhurst to see what supplies they needed, he was made aware that they have a shortage of cushions for their residents, and need an additional 50 to have enough for all residents. Andrew then got in contact with our Ableworld Northwich store to see if there was anything our team could do to support his mission. It was our pleasure that our Northwich team were able to offer a discount on the required cushions to help support this great cause.

With the money raised from their Dads funeral, Andrew and Chris were able to purchase a total of 23 Cushions from Ableworld for Elmhurst Care Home. Nurses Amy, Debbie and Emma were extremely thankful for this kind donation and said it will really help their residents.

Our Ableworld Northwich team were pleased to be able to deliver the cushions to Elmhurst recently (at a distance!) and meet Andrew and his lovely family, along with the wonderful staff at the Care Centre.

Andrew has now made it his mission to raise the money and provide his local care home with the remaining cushions needed. On Saturday 13th February 2021 Andrew is hosting a karaoke event for Elmhurst Care Home on the ‘NHS Blue Nose Day / Covid Aid’ Facebook page. The event will be starting at 13.30 and will feature live karaoke singing for 8 hours. All information on how to donate will be located on the NHS Blue Nose Day Facebook page.

Ann, Store Manager at Ableworld Northwich said “We are really pleased we could help Andrew in his mission to support a local care home, it is a lovely thing to do. We are proud be able to play a small part in helping our local community through this difficult time, and wish Andrew every success.”

We are privileged to be a part of Andrew, Chris and Lewis’ journey in raising money in Ronald’s honour, and look forward to tuning into the Karaoke event on Saturday 13th February.

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