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Ableworld Support Local Foodbank this Christmas

This entry was posted in General November 30, 2020

Ableworld try to support local charities as much as possible, and Christmas usually give us an opportunity to encourage our teams to offer support to others in need. Ableworld Support Nantwich Foodbank

With the pandemic, this year, Ableworld Head Office decided to support Nantwich Foodbank with their reverse advent calendar appeal. The pandemic has affected so many lives in so many different ways and those relying on foodbanks has increased dramatically during the last 12 months.

Nantwich foodbank was set up in 2013 and has grown year on year, supporting more people in the local community who may need help. Foodbanks across the UK deliver a food parcel approximately every 9 seconds.

Sara Chesters, Senior Operations Manager for Ableworld said

“We always try to support a local charity over the Christmas period, as our head office team are always keen to support and looking for ways to help others. We saw the reverse advent calendar and thought it was a fantastic opportunity to support a great local cause. We quickly received a large number of donations and have continued to remind colleagues throughout November to bring items in, just by picking up a few extra items during a weekly shop, or adding an extra gift for someone while Christmas shopping, and what an amazing response we received. As you can see, we have collected a huge amount of gifts, treats, food and money which has all been handed over to a very appreciative team this morning at Nantwich Foodbank. We are really pleased we have been able to help, hopefully make someone’s Christmas a little easier this year.

A spokesperson from Nantwich Foodbank said “Wow, thank you so much. We rely on donations and really appreciate you and your colleagues for supporting our cause this year. You really will make a difference to so many local people this Christmas. Thank you”

Please support and utilise your local foodbank

There are many local foodbanks around the UK and we would encourage everyone to think about making a donation of whatever they can to support them. Anyone, from any walk of life could find themselves reliant on a foodbank and we think its fantastic what these volunteers do to help others. We also want to encourage people to use their local foodbanks if they are in need, they are there to help, for whatever reason that may be. Search online for your local foodbank or contact your local Citizens Advice or Social Services teams.

Everyone at Ableworld would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas

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Be Careful when Shopping Online

This entry was posted in General November 27, 2020

With Black Friday upon us I’m sure a lot of us are excited to dive in and snap up loads of ‘Bargains’ this festive period so we can treat ourselves and loved ones. We wanted to remind you to stay alert whilst Online shopping; especially over the next few weeks coming up to Christmas.

  • Make sure you do your Research on companies online to make sure they’re legitimate. There is nothing worse than thinking you have found a bargain and it turning out to be a fake website and it never arrives. It is best to follow your gut when online shopping. Try and stick to popular retailers to ensure a safe purchase.
  • A quick and easy way to find out if the website is secure is to look in the top left corner in the browser and look for the padlock. This will ensure this website is secure and safe to buy from. Another way to check this is making sure the URL has HTTPS in. The “S” indicated that the website is secure as well.
  • When creating an account online, your account will usually save personal details so we need to make these secure by using a strong password. The only personal information you need to provide is your Name, Address and payment details.
  • When spending a larger amount over £100, when possible use a Credit card or even PayPal. You will have more protection this way. This is because you are covered by ‘section 75’ of the Consumer Credit Act. This means the credit card company has equal ‘Liability’ with the seller if there’s a problem with the things you’ve bought or the company fails.
  • Avoid using Public Wi-Fi. Your personal phone data will be more secure than this.

We wanted to share some tips to make sure you are really getting yourself a good deal this Black Friday and festive season. In order to guarantee yourself a saving, you will need to firstly prepare the items you are looking to purchase and search for the cheapest price beforehand. This will make you aware on what you should be paying. Make sure you stay up to date with their promotions and offers via Social Media platforms, or subscribing to their email marketing campaigns. This will allow you to get to know the Brand on a closer level and may potentially save you a lot from false promises on Black Friday.  Finally make sure the website is secure that you are buying from.

Recent research carried out by Which? reveals that many items which are shown on “offer” have actually been cheaper earlier in the year. Just because it says deal doesn’t necessarily mean it’s cheaper. Some companies rely on people falling for their marketing messages. However, there is no doubt some items will have great savings! We just want to make sure you get the best genuine offers.

As a caring and Ethical Mobility Retailer, we wanted to make sure you stay safe whilst Online Shopping.We hope you have found this information useful and we wish you all the best with your Christmas Shopping.

Stay safe and we hope to see you soon.

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Christmas Gift Ideas at Ableworld

This entry was posted in General November 18, 2020

With Christmas approaching, now is the perfect time to get our thinking hats on whilst we dive into our Christmas present shopping. We believe treating ourselves and loved ones is well deserved and we thought we’d help you along the way with stocking up those Christmas presents.

At Ableworld we offer a wide variety of practical, unique and fun gifts, some of which can be useful to everyone. Remember, the practical and useful presents are often the best received!

We have gathered together an excited team of Santa’s elves to help source a wide range of Mobility gifts, which can hopefully give you some inspiration this Christmas.

Our top 5 Gifts to share with you are:

  1. Slippers - Starting off with the perfect Christmas gift, our Slippers feature a comfortable, soft fabric with an extra wide fit for added comfort. There are multiple styles available, in a range of colours. Treat your loved ones and get them feeling festive, cosy and comfy in our fabulous slipper range.
  2. Heated Lap Blanket – With cold nights approaching this Christmas, our Heated Lap Blanket is the perfect solution to keep your loved ones feeling warm and cosy. With a fleece touch material and dual temperature setting this blanket can be used at home or even in the car.
  3. 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.
  4. Talking Big Digit Watch – Our practical and stylish watch is a perfect Christmas present for those who like an Accessory. Our Talking Big Digit Watch not only shows the time and date but also speaks them as well, this is perfect for someone who may need helpful reminders during the day.
  5. Classic Standard Reacher – Proving our theory that practical gifts are usually the best received, our Reacher’s are incredibly popular as gifts for loved ones. Our Reacher’s have a comfy grip handle design that is easy to use and a magnet at the end of the reach that can be used to recover small metal objects. This gift is perfect for those who find reaching or bending difficult.

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 and helpful staff, across our 36 UK stores, 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.

Stay safe in the meantime and we hope to see you in store soon.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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Ableworld’s Specialist Assessment Team

This entry was posted in General November 17, 2020

At Ableworld we have a highly trained Specialist Assessment Team who provide bespoke mobility equipment for adults and children with more complex needs.

Our Specialist Team are highly trained with over 50 years’ experience between them, so you can be sure they know how to respond to your unique situation and find the equipment that suits your needs, for your independence.

We provide a one to one service either in store or in the comfort of your own home. We handle everything from assessment to handover, giving a personal service, training and advice.

All of our demonstrations are FREE and carried out under no obligation to make a purchase from us.

All of our staff are DBS checked for added peace of mind. Through many years of experience, our Ableworld Specialist Team have earned a deep level of trust from their clients, families and health care professionals. Here at Ableworld we are dedicated to helping people like you and use all major distributors of mobility equipment, so you can be sure of optimum choice.

The Ableworld Specialist Team covers a vast area of the UK including the Wirral, North Wales, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester.

We can visit your home or residence within these areas and give you our best trained advice. 

What products we can we offer you?

Please use our Specialist website www.ableworldspecialist.co.uk to see some of the products that we can help with. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or have a specific product or mobility aid in mind please don’t hesitate to contact us as we would be more than happy to offer advice or try to find a solution for your individual needs.

 

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