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January 27, 2023

Some soil with a pair of gloves, a trowel, a fork and some pots with plants in, on top of soil. The following words are visible – It's Time to Get Outside

January 27, 2023

Spring is in Sight! Time to Get Into Your Garden!

A new month is just around the corner and with the increased amount of daylight, now is the perfect time to venture outdoors, give your garden a much-needed tidy up and prepare for the gardening year ahead.

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January 18, 2023

The – Race Against Dementia – logo

January 18, 2023

Race Against Dementia

The global charity – Race Against Dementia – is racing to find a cure for dementia. This charity has been set up by the Formula 1 racing driver, Jackie Stewart, whose wife, Helen, has dementia. Here's how you can help.

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November 14, 2022

A man in a wheelchair plugging an electric charging cable into an electric car

November 14, 2022

Increasing Accessibility for EV Use Through Technology

When it comes to buying an electric car, there are a few factors to consider that might be hurdles for persons with disabilities. In this blog, we give a quick overview of points to bear in mind.

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November 9, 2022

All of the different types of scissors that are produced by Peta (UK) Ltd

November 9, 2022

How to Choose and Use Your Easi-Grip® Scissors

Scissors are an essential tool for day-to-day life, so it is important to make the right choice when choosing which ones to use. In this blog we discuss a few important things to consider to help you make an informed purchasing decision.    

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November 2, 2022

An illustration of six pairs of colourful and fun socks

November 2, 2022

Oedema Socks: What You Need to Know about Non-Compression Socks

Oedema is a condition that causes swelling and is most commonly found in the legs and feet. Non-compression socks can help.

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October 29, 2022

A great big, purple number 25 is on a fiery background. Some words are below the number 25, and the whole caption/panel reads –  25 ideas on how to keep warm this winter – click here

October 29, 2022

25 Ideas on How to Keep Warm this Winter

This blog has 25 handy tips and tricks to help you keep warm this winter. Everything from a cheap alternative to double glazing, layering up, and snuggling with pets, to cooking hearty meals and warming your home with the ambient heat. Give it a read and see if our 25 ideas to keep warm can help you out this season.

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October 14, 2022

A photograph of all the hosts of The Great British Bake Off. They are holding a big wooden tray with a variety of baked goods.

October 14, 2022

National Baking Week – 5 Reasons to Join In

National Baking Week is here again, and this year we're hoping to make it as inclusive as possible. We've put together 5 reasons you should get involved for your own wellbeing and included some of our popular baking mobility aids. National Baking Week is for everyone, no matter your ability!

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October 12, 2022

Why Choose Opera Profiling Care Beds

October 12, 2022

Why Choose Opera Profiling Care Beds

Opera create beds and mattresses that enhance people’s lives, promote health and deliver comfort. They are recognised as trusted manufacturers for adjustable beds and mattresses across the care, hospitality and consumer sectors.

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October 10, 2022

This is an illustration promoting World Mental Health Day 2022. The image is of a woman with multiple different colours floating around her head.

October 10, 2022

Making World Mental Health Day Accessible for Everyone

It's World Mental Health Day on the 10th October. There are lots of things we can do to promote and look after our mental wellbeing, but did you know that a lot of recommended activities are not accessible for everyone? In this blog, we cover accessibility, mental health awareness, and things everyone can be doing to look after themselves.

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October 8, 2022

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October 8, 2022

Breaking the Stigma – Ellie Simmonds

Ellie Simmonds is a gold medal winning champion paralympic swimmer, and now she's a star on Strictly Come Dancing! We're here to show our support and prove that disability doesn't mean you can't do it, or that you should be excluded. She's tearing up the dancefloor and breaking the stigma all at the same time!

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October 7, 2022

A background of autumn leaves in traditional autumn colours. The words – Get Walking this Autumn with our Rollators and Walking Sticks – can be seen

October 7, 2022

Get Walking this Autumn with Our Rollators and Walking Sticks

Autumn is a great time for a walk however, if you're living with a disability or have mobility issues, getting out for a walk can sometimes be a real challenge. Ability Superstore can help!

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October 5, 2022

Back Care Awareness Week: How to Relieve Pain

October 5, 2022

Back Care Awareness Week: How to Relieve Pain

Do you suffer with back pain? As common as back pain is, it's also treatable. Although some back pain is unavoidable, we've put together a blog post with advice from BackCare themselves, as well as ways to help reduce or relieve the amount of pain you're experiencing.

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September 29, 2022

A group of friends enjoying cups of coffee – they are all smiling and looking very happy. Above them is the – Macmillan Coffee Morning – logo

September 29, 2022

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Cancer Support, one of the leading cancer support charities in the UK, provides invaluable support to people living with cancer and their families. Find out how you can get involved in The World's Biggest Coffee Morning and raise money for this fantastic charity.

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September 21, 2022

An illustration of a red present that's open with bursts of white stripes coming from the open part. Two watches, a Stick 'n' Stay and a heated cushion from Lifemax can be seen

September 21, 2022

Lifemax – Presents for all Seasons

Here's a handy gift guide for some of our favourite Lifemax products to buy your loved ones this year, or for a special treat for yourself.

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August 25, 2022

A weekly pill dispenser with two compartments available for each day for addiing morning and evening pills to. There are also some pills scattered on the table top and the words – What is a Pill Dispenser? – can be seen

August 25, 2022

What are Pill Dispensers?

Do you need to take pills every day? Do you sometimes find it difficult to remember whether you took them or not? Don't worry, you are not alone. If you need a memory aid, then the Pill Dispenser could be the ideal mobility aid for you

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August 3, 2022

A young woman has a finger raised to her lips; she looks puzzled. There is a graphic speech balloon with the words – How to... ? on it

August 3, 2022

How to Use… a Bath Board

A bath board is a helpful mobility aid that will help you to keep your independence. Bridging both sides of the bathtub, bath boards give you a place to sit while washing.

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July 29, 2022

A person stands in front of the British flag with the right hand on the handle of the No Bend Pet Bowl. A cat sitting on a wooden floor is eating from one of the double bowls

July 29, 2022

The No Bend Pet Bowl – The Journey From Idea to Shop

With the No Bend Pet Bowl, it’s easy to feed your cat or small dog without bending or kneeling, making the whole process much safer, pain-free and less messy.

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July 26, 2022

The – Age UK – logo with the word – Lancashire – under it. A picture of the actual building is also showing

July 26, 2022

Ability Superstore Helps Age UK, Nelson

Age UK in Nelson, Lancashire were having a couple of issues and the team at Ability Superstore knew they could help when they visited them.

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July 20, 2022

Half of the image shows a man in a dark grey hoodie and tracksuit bottoms - he is looking at his mobile phone; the image looks very menacing. In the other half of the image is a picture of the Call Blocker machine

July 20, 2022

Tired of Nuisance Calls? The CPR Call Blocker – V10000 Can Help

If you get a lot of nuisance calls, we have something that can help. The CPR Call Blocker – V10000. Simply press the BLOCK NOW button, and that will be the last you hear from that caller!

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July 8, 2022

A photographic montage of five of the Able Life products, the (1) Floor to Ceiling Universal Grab Rail, the (2) Swivel Tray Table, the (3) Bedside Sturdy Rail with Legs, the (4) Bedside Extend-A-Rail and the (5) Bedside Safety Handle and Integral Pouch

July 8, 2022

Able Life – NEW range of Products for Independence at Home

Over the years, Able Life has invented many innovative, reliable and stylish mobility products, all with one aim in mind – to give people the confidence and support needed to be comfortably independent at home.

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