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May 23, 2024

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May 23, 2024

Our Ultimate Buying Guide for Rollators - 2024

Rollators are one of the most popular walking aids being used today, with research finding that they accounted for 67.2% of all mobility aid purchases in 2021. With the abundance of choice on today’s market, that’s why we have written this handy guide to inform you on the best rollator for you.

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May 20, 2024

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May 20, 2024

Our Ultimate Buying Guide for Walking Sticks - 2024

Walking sticks, or walking canes, are one of the most popular mobility aids sold in the world, with a survey stating that 17 percent of men and 25 percent of women use a walking stick for their mobility. That’s why we’ve written our Ultimate Buying Guide to help you find the right one for you.

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May 16, 2024

Our Ultimate Buying Guide for Wheelchairs - 2024

May 16, 2024

Our Ultimate Buying Guide for Wheelchairs - 2024

Mobility aids such as wheelchairs are an investment that can give you a boost to your wellbeing and help you to live independently, but the question ‘How do I buy a wheelchair?’ is a question that frequently circles round shopper’s heads. That’s why we’ve made our Ultimate Buying Guide for Wheelchairs.

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February 8, 2024

Everything You Need to Know About Mobility Scooters and Powerchairs

February 8, 2024

Everything You Need to Know About Mobility Scooters and Powerchairs

Mobility scooters and powerchairs are essential for individuals with limited mobility, offering increased independence and freedom. These useful aids are battery-powered and designed to assist people who have difficulty walking.

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September 16, 2023

Strictly's Back for 2023!

September 16, 2023

Strictly's Back for 2023!

September sees the long-awaited annual return of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, and we can expect to see a number of celebrities and public figures waltz, jive and tango their way to the top of the competition. But who is this year's disabled contestant?

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September 12, 2023

History of the Wheelchair

September 12, 2023

History of the Wheelchair

Used by millions and evolved in many different forms, have you ever wondered about how the origins of the humble wheelchair came to be?

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August 11, 2023

European Para Championships 2023

August 11, 2023

European Para Championships 2023

The European Para Championships will take place in Rotterdam, with 1,500 Paralympic athletes from 45 different European countries competing to become European Champions. But what are the sports in question?

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July 19, 2023

Disability Action Plan 2023 to 2024

July 19, 2023

Disability Action Plan 2023 to 2024

Yesterday the government launched its Disability Action Plan for 2023 to 2024. But, what is in the plan and what will it actually help people?

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July 17, 2023

The title 'Diversity & Inclusion - Strategy Without Tactics Is The Slowest Route To Victory' with a red phone in an empty boardroom.

July 17, 2023

Diversity & Inclusion – “Strategy Without Tactics Is The Slowest Route To Victory”

It’s not often you will read an article that quotes Chinese military strategist, Sun Tzu at the beginning, and the Godfather Of Soul, James Brown at the end. But if it draws your attention to our article on the latest Diversity and Inclusion report then we have done our job!

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April 21, 2023

Emergency Alerts on 23rd April - Why and what to do

April 21, 2023

Emergency Alerts on Sunday 23rd April – Why and what to do?

You probably know by now that at 3pm on Sunday 23rd April the UK government will send a test of an emergency alert text to all UK mobile phones. Now, there is much talk about why this is happening and what we all need to do. So, let us look at what we know.

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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 2, 2022

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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 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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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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May 26, 2022

The image shows the Elephant Feet Style Chair Raisers, the 4 inch Bamboo Furniture Raisers and a chair with the Leg-X Adjustable Chair Raisers on

May 26, 2022

What Are The Best Chair Raisers?

Chair raisers are a safe and secure way of raising chairs off the ground, but what are the best chair raisers? This is a question we often get asked so, we decided to write this blog to let you know what the top 5 chair raisers are.

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May 23, 2022

5 thin images montaged together of people holding different walking sticks – each picture is a close up of hands holding the top of a walking stick

May 23, 2022

Walking Sticks – Ability Superstore’s Definitive Guide To These Mobility Aids

Ability Superstore has put together the definitive guide to walking sticks. Here you will find the answer to any question you’ve ever had about these helpful mobility aids.  

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April 6, 2022

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April 6, 2022

Choosing the Best Walking Stick For You – 5 Minute Tips!

When it comes to choosing the right walking stick, there are a few things you need to consider. Here's a quick 5 minute blog to help you work out how to get the best walking stick for you.

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April 4, 2022

The lower half of a man; his right foot is bandaged and his left foot is without shoes and socks. There are two crutches that the man is using that are on either side of him

April 4, 2022

Crutches vs Walking Sticks

If you need a mobility aid that feels more stable and secure than a walking stick does, then crutches may be for you. Crutches provide more support and are an excellent disability aid to help people get back on their feet.

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March 21, 2022

2 men and 2 women – all four are holding walking sticks. One man and one woman are sitting in armchairs

March 21, 2022

What's The Best Walking Aid For Me?

This handy guide will help you work out what type of walking stick mobility aid is best for you.

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March 17, 2022

A large purple star with a gold-ish – Top 5 – on top of it. Below the star are the words – Sock Aids. To the right of the star is the bottom half of a man. He is sitting in a chair and pulling up a sock via a sock aid

March 17, 2022

What Are The Best Sock Aids?

Sock and Stocking aids are a fantastic invention! I recommend the use of these dressing aids on a very regular basis for people who have difficulty dressing themselves, and the questions I am often asked include – 'Is there something to help me put my socks on' and, 'What is the best sock aid, or sock helper?'

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