Mobility

Clearwell Mobility Hosts Third Annual Walking Football Cup

Clearwell Mobility Staff at Walking Football Cup

Clearwell Mobility and Brighton & Hove Walking Football Club have hosted the third Clearwell Cup at Longhill Sports Centre, Brighton.

The walking football tournament was open to all clubs across the UK and this year it attracted teams from North Wales, London and Canterbury, as well as across the Sussex. The Clearwell Cup aims to promote walking football as a sport and encourage more people to stay active for longer. 

The South East’s leading supplier of mobility and home healthcare products has been sponsoring Brighton & Hove Walking Football club since 2015, and the cup since 2017.

Fitness for All 

Fitness for All - Man in wheelchair exercising at a gym

Exercise is important for your physical health and wellbeing and should be a staple part of everyone’s life. But older people and those with a disability 50 percent less likely to get involved in exercise, compared to younger or non-disabled people, according to research from Sport England

Of course, there can be some extra barriers to cross, but those with a disability and older adults are demographics that can benefit most from taking up regular exercise! Being active can help to reduce day-to-day issues such as strains, muscle wastage and problems with balance.

Clearwell Mobility featured on This Morning

Clearwell Mobility featured on This Morning

The South East’s leading supplier of mobility and home healthcare equipment, Clearwell Mobility, featured on ITV’s This Morning this week. 

In a segment promoting independent living, Clearwell Mobility’s key turner was featured and demonstrated. 

The key turner is designed as a practical solution for those who struggle to grip and turn keys due to lack of grip or arthritic joints. The key turner holds up to three keys and has an ergonomic handlemaking it easy to hold. 

ITV’s This Morning attracts more than 1 million viewers each day and TV presenter, Holly Willoughby, commented on what a “good idea” the key turner was. 

Clearwell Mobility becomes the South East’s exclusive supplier of the NINO

Clearwell Mobility NINO Wheelchairs

Clearwell Mobility has taken delivery of a new state-of-the-art powerchair – the NINO - which offers a unique mobility solution, combining a Segway with a wheelchair.

The NINO enables users to go forwards and backwards by moving their torso and also has the ability to connect a smartphone to monitor and control the powerchair. With two central wheels, users can turn sideways and completely rotate instantly, without going backwards and forwards.

Designed and manufactured in France, and modelled to distract from disability, the NINO is a fashionable powerchair that focuses on design and individuality for the rider. At less than half the length of a traditional wheelchair, it enables users even more freedom to move around, without the frustration of a traditional chair.

6 ways to make sure customers spend the purple pound

Purple pound - a clothes shop with a lift

The purple pound - the collective spending power of those with disabilities – is worth a hefty £249 billion to the UK economy. But campaigners say that it is not being fully realised by businesses and organisations across the country. 

As well as improving a company’s financial outlook, there are clear moral and legal obligations of improving accessibility – which can be straightforward and, quite often, totally free too.    

Cibes Lift UK has worked with a range of retail outlets across the country to install equipment to enable step free access to their premises.  

Able2 expands their rollator range

Able2 rollator range

Mobility and living aids specialist, Able2, have introduced a new product to their range to open up further possibilities in their walking support range.

With over 10 rollators and walkers already in the Able 2 range, the company is keen to provide an even larger range to their customers in order to ensure that all possible requirements are answered by one or more of the company’s products. The new addition to the Able 2 range is the company’s first shopping trolley solution.

Tetraplegia charity Regain launches Transforming Lives appeal 

The Regain Transforming Lives appeal launch

Regain, the charity for sports tetraplegics, is excited to announce its new fundraising appeal, Transforming Lives. Aiming to raise one million pounds, the Transforming Lives campaign was officially launched at the Waldorf Hotel on Thursday 22nd November by the charity’s founder and chairman, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, and former Olympic swimmer and Regain patron, Mark Foster.

Brook Miller Mobility Launch Liberation Range

Motorhome from the Brook Miller Mobility Liberation Range

Brook Miller Mobility has been quietly working hard since 1998 building up a well-respected reputation as experts in providing solutions to a wide range of mobility problems.

With a large modern mobility superstore in Elland, West Yorkshire teamed up with its adjoining workshop space where a wide range of vehicles are adapted to meet customers individual and specific mobility requirements and are an approved Motability supplier of wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Recently however things have got even more exciting, with the launch of the Liberation Wheelchair Accessible Motorhome and more recently two new Disabled Access Leisure Vehicles which have joined the range.

The Liberation Range:

WheelPower set to host annual National Junior Games event

WheelPower set to host annual National Junior Games event schedule

The National Junior Games is just one of WheelPower’s many wheelchair-friendly and inclusive sporting events designed to increase the importance of how sport can play a vital positive role in the wellbeing and mental health of young disabled people across the country.

Latest national research suggests that non-disabled people are twice (46.6%) as likely to play sport than disabled people (24.4%).

The flagship event, aimed at disabled children aged 12-18 years old, provides a superb opportunity to take time out of the classroom and discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment. This year some 140 participants from across the country are expected to attend.

When Mobility Issues Cause Dinnertime Dread

Do you have mobility issues?

Cooking can be an empowering activity for someone with mobility issues, as it allows them to retain their independence, and cook delicious meals for both themselves, and their guests. However, it can sometimes be a struggle.

Here, Manage at Home discuss the ways in which you can adapt your or your loved one’s kitchen, so their mobility issues don’t cause them dinnertime dread!

Don’t Take Over

If we see a loved one struggling, it can be all too easy to take over and “help” them, but in reality, it could be the last thing they want.

Respecting their wishes and taking a step back to let them cook a meal – or help you out – is one of the best things you can do; as it means they can be independent.