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Ableworld Stafford is now OPEN!

This entry was posted in General July 17, 2019

We are really pleased to announce that our new Ableworld Stafford Mobility Superstore is now OPEN for business!

Our new Stafford store is located on Kingsmead Retail Park, close to the centre of town and ideally situated nearby the Bus Station. The store is one of our largest portfolio stores, conviniently based in a 5,000 sqft premises next to B&M and Aldi.

In store we have a large range of mobility products and daily living aids, as well as a Stairlift demonstration area, Specialist Equipment Department, and a Scooter safety track in store. We have a wide range of products to help customers to live independently, many of which you might not have even considered before. From small pill boxes and wide fitting slippers, to adjustable orthopaedic beds, wheelchairs, mobility scooters and stairlifts plus many more.

Our friendly team are ready in store 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.

If you are looking for a stairlift, our fully trained engineering team will be able to cover a 30 mile radius around Stafford. 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.

Our new Stafford team are looking forward to welcoming you into our new store when you make your first visit. 

Please feel free to contact us for further details. 

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Ableworld Mobility Superstore is coming to Stafford

This entry was posted in General June 17, 2019

We are excited to announce that we are soon due to open our new Ableworld Mobility Superstore in Stafford, in a new 5,000 sqft premises, making it one of our largest portfolio stores.

Our Stafford store will be located on Kingsmead Retail Park, close to the centre of town and ideally situated nearby the Bus Station. Our new store will stock a large range of mobility products and daily living aids, as well as a Stairlift demonstration area, Specialist Equipment Department, and a Scooter safety track. 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 knowledgeable and friendly staff will be ready to help you find items designed to make your life more comfortable whilst also keeping you independent. We have a wide range of products to help customers to live independently, many of which you might not of even considered before. From small pill boxes and wide fitting slippers, to adjustable orthopaedic beds, wheelchairs, mobility scooters and stairlifts plus many more. We do have a product catalogue available which lists all of the products we can provide, as well as our website www.ableworld.co.uk which showcases the products in an easy to navigate menu.

If you are looking for a stairlift, our fully trained engineering team will be able to cover a 30 mile radius around Stafford. 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.

At our new Stafford store we will also have a Specialist Equipment Department, where our Specialist Mobility Advisor for the Staffordshire area will be on hand to help with more tailored and bespoke mobility queries.  The Specialist Team at Ableworld provide a one to one service so that we can understand your exact needs and provide the best possible advice. The products that our Specialist Department can provide include Tilt in Space Wheelchairs, Pressure Care Mattresses, Patient Transfer Aids and much more. 

Our new Stafford 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-July, with more details to come very soon!

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

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Ableworld Largest Ever Store

This entry was posted in General June 6, 2019

Last year at Ableworld we opened our largest-ever store – a 6,000 square foot site in Llandudno, North Wales.

Due to the size of the new Llandudno store it has meant that a coffee shop selling drinks and snacks has been added to the mix.  Future Community and Charity Events are already being planned to be held in the store too. Many customers live by themselves and find comfort in visiting the premises for a coffee and a chat. 

Our Ableworld Llandudno store also boasts a dedicated Scooter Test Track area for customers to ‘try before they buy’ running in line with our ethical approach to selling. The track has been a welcome addition and is used on a regular basis. This is alongside organising regular Scooter Proficiency sessions aimed at keeping customers safe and producing a free Highway Code for Mobility Scooters and Users.

Finally the store has a separate ‘Specialist’ area catering for customers with a variety of unique needs and requirements. The Specialist Team at Ableworld provide a one to one service so that the exact needs of the customer can be understood.

As well as boasting the largest range of Mobility products in Wales, the store carries a full range of Road and Boot Scooters for hire, with the store being ideally located next to the Coach Park in the centre of Llandudno. Our Hire scooters are perfect for those visiting the Coast for a short time. 

We look forward to welcoming you into our largest Mobility Superstore, and hope you will join us for a coffee and cake soon! 

Ableworld Llandudno is situated at 16 Mostyn Broadway, Llandudno, LL30 1YL. Please call us on 01492 338549.

Visit our Store Locator page for a list of all stores.

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Staffordshire Engineers

This entry was posted in General May 31, 2019

At Ableworld we are very proud of our extensive, highly skilled Engineering department. Without a doubt it is one of the best in the UK`s Mobility Industry.

We have fully trained engineers placed across all of our 35 UK stores, including a highly talented team within the Staffordshire area, covering our Hanley, Burton-upon-Trent, and our soon to open Stafford store.

All of our engineers are trained in-house, meaning that we can tailor training towards mobility products specifically. At Ableworld we are also proud to be Which? Trusted Trader endorsed for our engineering and servicing work too, so you can guarantee a great job.

Our Staffordshire engineers can provide assistance with all mobility aid provisions to ensure a prolonged life of your mobility product. We offer professional and efficient servicing and repairs for our customers, at reasonable rates. We can repair and service all types of mobility scooters, including boot and road scooters. We can also repair and service some scooters that have been purchased elsewhere. Our trained engineers have excessive knowledge base, which allows us to offer you a value for money service to keep you mobile. We will also provide advice about your scooter, including battery maintenance, which can be a frequent issue with many scooters. We can repair and service ScootersWheelchairsStairlifts and many other mobility products.

Our Engineers are also able to install, service and repair all Stairlifts. At Ableworld we stock both new and reconditioned stairlifts and also have a wide range of stairlifts that can be rented. Our Engineers will first do a FREE survey and assess which is the best lift to suit your individual needs, and then quote you a price. You are under no pressure or obligation to buy. If you decide to go ahead with the lift then our engineers will fit the lift at a convenient time and with little disturbance. Your lift will normally be fitted in less than half a day!

All of the work we provide is guaranteed and is done in a timely and professional manner. We understand that the independence gained is important for our customers, therefore we ensure all of our work is completed quickly and efficiently and to an excellent standard.

Our engineers are in-house and are fully trained and experienced. All of the staff at Ableworld carry ID badges to ensure security and comfort, as we know this is important to many of our customers. We are committed to supporting our customers throughout the journey of their Mobility aid usage, including aftersales, which is why we provide the Servicing and Repairs for the mobility aids we provide.

Our team of Staffordshire based Engineers will cover a large area across Staffordshire and the surrounding areas, including Hanley, Stone, Uttoxeter, Stafford, Cheadle and Cannock.

To find your local Ableworld store please visit here, or for a free no obligation stairlift quotation, please free to give us a call on 0800 096 5440.

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Reducing the risk of Dementia

This entry was posted in General May 22, 2019

It is reported that around 50 million people around the world are living with Dementia, and with 10 million news cases reported each year, its growing at an alarming rate. Dementia can affect anyone and doesn’t discriminate against the elderly or the young and unfortunately there currently is no cure for Dementia.

Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases such as strokes, or Alzheimer’s disease. There are many different types of Dementia, such as Alzheimer’s which is thought to affect around 60% of people living with Dementia. There is also Frontotemporal Dementia, Vascular Dementia, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Mixed Dementia and Young-onset Dementia. All Dementia types bring about different symptoms, including memory loss, anxiety, difficulty with numbers, and more.

With Dementia affecting so many people globally the World Health Organisation (WHO) have recently released a report detailing a number of lifestyle changes that is thought to help people reduce their risk of Dementia. It recommends regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding excessive amounts of alcohol, keeping control your weight and maintaining a healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It is also recommended that regular cognitive exercise can also help to reduce the risk of Dementia, such as learning a new skill, or testing your memory daily.  WHO suggested that in the next 30 years, the number of people with Dementia is set to triple, and so these lifestyle changes have been highlighted at an important time. The research and scientific evidence further confirm that “What is good for the heart, is good for the brain”, so looking after your body as a whole is crucial to doing everything to prevent getting Dementia.

The BBC has also recently aired a programme called ‘Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure’. Vicky is an Alzheimer’s Society ambassador after her grandmother lived with Dementia and continues to campaign to help those living with this awful disease. The heart-warming programme followed a 20 strong Choir, all of which live with different types of Dementia, showing how music can help. Watch the series online at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0004pyg

To view our range of products to help with Dementia, and any advice you might need, please visit our website or talk to our dementia friendly staff at any of our mobility stores

WHO Report is available to view at: https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/14-05-2019-adopting-a-healthy-lifestyle-helps-reduce-the-risk-of-dementia

For more information about Dementia, please visit www.alzheimers.org.uk

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Visit our NEW Ableworld Christchurch store

This entry was posted in General May 21, 2019

We are really pleased that our New Ableworld Christchurch Mobility store is Now Open! Our new store was recently opened by Cllr Lesley Dedman, alongside Director Chris Brown and Store Manager Eddie Raileanu.

Ableworld Christchurch opens as the 35th Ableworld mobility store in the UK, bringing a great range of mobility products to customers on the South Coast and the surrounding areas.

The new mobility superstore is located on 54 Bridge Street, Christchurch, BH23 1EB – which is extremely close to the centre of Christchurch. There is ample parking at the store, including disabled spaces, to provide ease of access. 

In store we have a brilliant range of products, with ranges from Eating & drinking aids to Walking Sticks, we have smaller items such as Pill dispensers and wide fitting slippers, to larger items such as Road Scooters, Adjustable beds, and Stairlifts. All our products are available to view in store, in our product catalogue, or on our Ableworld website, and our friendly team can offer full assessments and guidance in store, or give you free impartial advice. We want to ensure that all of our customers are getting the right product for their needs, not just the most expensive mobility aid.

Our Christchurch team are managed by Chris and Eddie, who both have extensive knowledge and experience in the healthcare industry. All of our staff are fully trained and DBS checked for added peace of mind, and are also Which? Trusted Trader endorsed for our servicing and engineering work.

As well as supplying mobility products, we are also very proud of our extensive, highly skilled Stairlift and Engineering Department. Without a doubt it is one of the best in the UK`s Mobility Industry. Regular servicing of your equipment is essential to ensure prolonged life of your product. We can offer professional and efficient servicing and repairs for our customers, at reasonable rates.We are dedicated to supporting customers every step of the way at Ableworld, including aftersales, which is why we employ in-house engineers to ensure we can repair and service the mobility aids we provide.

At Ableworld Christchurch Stairlifts we provide a wide range of mobility aids including stairlifts to help you live independently in your own home. We have a range of stairlifts including; straight stairlifts, curved stairlifts, outdoor stair lifts as well as reconditioned stairlifts and rental stairlift options.

We also have demonstration models in our Christchurch store so you can try them out to see if it suits your needs. If you would like more information about stairlifts we can arrange for one of our fully trained engineers can come out to your home to check what type of staircase you have, and they will discuss the options with you and your family. Our Stairlift engineers cover Christchurch and the surrounding areas, we cover a 30 mile radius of our stores. For more information or to speak to one of our team call us on Freephone 0800 470 1567.

We look forward to seeing you in our new Christchurch store soon!

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Dementia Friendly Products

This entry was posted in General May 16, 2019

Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops Dementia. This means almost all of us knows someone affected by dementia – a family member, customer or member of staff, – and it doesn’t just affect old people. At Ableworld we are proud to support Alzheimer’s Society and be part of the Dementia Friends initiative. Many of our staff members are ‘Dementia Friends’ and therefore we understand the everyday difficulties and how they can be addressed.

In our Ableworld stores all of our products are designed to help with the ease of general mobility overall, however we are proud to sell products that are specifically Dementia Friendly. Along with our staff’s Dementia Friends knowledge, we love showing these products to our customers. Examples of the Dementia Friendly products that are available online and in our stores are:

Red Grab Rail

Our Red Grab Rail is designed for maximum visibility, as its high contrast colour makes it very noticeable when affixed to a bathroom wall. As a result, the rail becomes much more recognisable for someone living with Dementia or a visual impairment. As a further safety feature the rail has a non-slip texture, and has a ribbed surface for easy grip and to prevent falls.

Day/Date Wall Clock

At Ableworld our Day/date Wall Clock is a very convenient time source that features large clear numbers and distinct hands, making it easy to read from anywhere in the room. It also features an uncluttered digital display which shows the Day, Date and Month in UK format. When living with Dementia some people may experience difficulty in telling the time, therefore the large hands and digital display can make a much clearer reading aid. The clock is available in two colours; a clear background and a high-contrast yellow background.

3 Key Turner

Our 3 Key Turner is a great household accessory that makes operating locks much easier, and is ideal for people with weak joints. It is designed to fit 3 keys onto a moulded plastic turner that gives a larger grip and stronger leverage to turn in the lock. The large curved handle fits in the palm of the users hand for a full grip, and when the keys are not in use they fold into the handle. This turner is ideal for people living with Dementia that may have a poor grip, or weakened joints.

Cutlery Utensil Set

Our Cutlery Utensil Set features a soft cushion grip and is ideal for those who have restricted or limited hand movement, which can effect some people living with Dementia. This cutlery set features soft cushion grips and extra wide handles for comfort, as well as a utensil strap that helps secure it to the hand of the user, which can lead to improved independence when feeding. The knife is a rocker knife, which means it has a rounded blade that utilises a rocking motion for easy cutting. As well as being suitable for some people living with Dementia, this set is also ideal for those who suffer from MS and Arthritis. 

Home Safety Alert

The Home Safety Alert is a handy security aid for live-in carers or for those who have family members living at home. With a 60 metre range the wireless paging system is a great way of knowing when someone needs assistance or help in doing something. The large call button on the pendant activates the main alarm unit with a distinct alarm tone, so the carer can know who is calling. This device is ideal for individuals living with Dementia as it gives a sense of security for both the user and the carer.

Drinking Cup

Our Drinking Cup is suited to those with tremors, shakes and a weak grip, which can be traits of some people who are living with Dementia. The cup features a lid with a long spout, which is easy to direct towards the mouth, and reduces spillages further. The cup is available in various bright colours so that it is easily recognisable to the user. It is also made of plastic so it will not shatter if dropped, meaning no danger and no spillages.  

We have a great range of Dementia friendly products at Ableworld, as well as numerous ranges of general mobility products. To try out our Dementia friendly products please visit your local Ableworld store, where one of our Dementia friendly staff members will be happy to help. Also feel free to shop the products online on our website for home delivery.

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