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Ability Superstore Blog

Welcome to our blog, your one-stop resource for news, features and resources for living life to the fullest. View our articles on the latest mobility products and features with disability bloggers.

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January 26, 2022

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January 26, 2022

Daily Living Aid Guide - Cups

What are daily living aids? The answer is right there! They're pieces of equipment that help someone complete everyday activities and tasks easier. When you have limited mobility, or a mental impairment, everyday tasks can be a challenge, and that's why we've put together this guide, to try and make life easier.

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January 18, 2022

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January 18, 2022

Helping You to Keep Fit

From the first day to the last day of 2022, we all have a New Years resolution or two. We've put together a list of tips containing the best ways to achieve your exercise goals. From mobility aids to exercise equipment that provide some extra support, to fitness goals for daily life.

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January 14, 2022

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January 14, 2022

The Blue Monday Theory

Blue Monday is the name given to the 17 January. This day is said to be the most depressing day of the year!

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January 14, 2022

Explore Our Range: Dietz Taima XC Rollator

January 14, 2022

Explore Our Range: Dietz Taima XC Rollator

The Dietz Taima XC Rollator might be hard to pronounce (hint: it's pronounced deetz-tie-ma) but, it's incredibly easy to use. With its combination of air filled tyres, comfortable grips and a sturdy frame, this rollator will not steer you wrong. Let's take a look at some of the features that sets apart the Dietz Taima XC from its competitors. 

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January 13, 2022

Explore Our Range: Handy Cups

January 13, 2022

Explore Our Range: Handy Cups

The Handy Cup kitchen and dining aid is specifically designed to support independent living, this robust mobility aid is perfect for anyone suffering from dexterity issues, or who have lost confidence in their ability to grab items.

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January 6, 2022

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January 6, 2022

Why Mobility Aids Are So Important – Case Study 4 – Safe Sips

This case study shows how a specific mobility aid has made a significant difference in a person's everyday living. 

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January 4, 2022

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January 4, 2022

Real Life Stories: My Journey From Runner to Battling Chronic Pain

Amanda Nicholson woke up one morning with chronic pain in her neck – she had never been in so much pain. In this month’s Real Life Stories, Amanda tells us how she fights through the pain and finds ways to feel free and enjoy life.

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December 30, 2021

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December 30, 2021

Why Mobility Aids Are So Important – Case Study 3 – Rollators

This case study shows how a specific mobility aid – a 4 Wheel Rollator – has made a significant difference to a person's everyday living. 

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December 30, 2021

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December 30, 2021

Ask Kate! How Do I Fit A Raised Toilet Seat?

Hello! I am Kate Makin, Ability Superstore’s resident Occupational Therapist (OT). For this blog, I thought I would give you some hints and tips on how to fit a popular bathroom disability aid, a raised toilet seat.

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December 21, 2021

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December 21, 2021

Why Mobility Aids Are So Important – Case Study 2 - Bigfoot Half Step

This case study shows how a specific mobility aid – the Bigfoot Half Step – has made a significant difference to a person's everyday living. 

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December 17, 2021

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December 17, 2021

Real Life Stories: Cerebral Palsy and Funding – A Mobility Aid Story

Emily Manock was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. In this month’s Real Life Stories, Emily tells us about her late diagnosis and her experience with NHS wheelchairs.

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December 6, 2021

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December 6, 2021

Face Masks – What To Choose and How To Use

Mandatory face mask wearing has returned to shops and public transport in England, as the Government take action to tackle the Omicron coronavirus variant that recently arrived in the UK.

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November 24, 2021

Ability Superstore Mobility Aids Shop - Now Open!

November 24, 2021

Ability Superstore Mobility Aids Shop - Now Open!

Since we first opened our online mobility aids shop, back in 2010, people keep asking us the same question, "Ability Superstore, when are you going to open a retail store?".

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November 16, 2021

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November 16, 2021

Walking Mobility Aids for Christmas

Some walking aids make fantastic Christmas gifts for a friend, loved one, or even as a treat for yourself! Here are some walking aids that we think will make great Christmas presents this year.

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November 13, 2021

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November 13, 2021

5 Disabled Strictly Come Dancing Stars We Love

Strictly Come Dancing has been a mainstay of British television since 2004 (no, we can’t believe that either!) and each year has seen new celebrity contestants boogie, jive and waltz their way in to our hearts. But what about disabled stars?

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November 10, 2021

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November 10, 2021

Recycling and Sustainability at Ability Superstore

With the current COP26 climate change conference taking place, many of us are looking at ways to reduce our own impact on the environment and live in a more sustainable way, but what does that actually mean and what can we do to play a part in this global challenge? 

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October 11, 2021

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October 11, 2021

Safe Sip – the Safe Way to Drink

The “Safe Sip” is a revolutionary invention providing a reusable drinking aid which fits virtually any drinking vessel. The “Safe Sip” provides a hygienic and water tight seal, eliminating spills, and also keeps a drink safe and out of harms way.

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September 24, 2021

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September 24, 2021

What is a Remote Occupational Therapy / OT Assessment?

Here at Ability Superstore, we’re pleased to offer our customers a Remote Occupational Therapy Assessment. This new service enables you to receive helpful, tailor-made advice from Kate Makin – our qualified and registered occupational therapist (OT).

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September 22, 2021

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September 22, 2021

Ability Superstore’s Partnership with Taking Care

Ability Superstore is working in partnership with Taking Care to offer you a choice of personal alarms. As the UK’s first ‘Which?’ Trusted Trader Approved Service for the installation and servicing of personal alarms, Taking Care are experts in this field.

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September 19, 2021

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September 19, 2021

World Alzheimer’s Day 2021

Did you know that the 21st of September 2021 is World Alzheimer’s Day? World Alzheimer’s Day is part of World Alzheimer’s Month, which is an international campaign that encourages people from across the globe to raise awareness of dementia and the number of people living with the condition.

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