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 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 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.
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.
TGA Mobility, an established supplier of quality mobility products, will be demonstrating its latest ergonomic StrongBack wheelchairs, WHILL powerchair and wheelchair powerpacks at the OT Show 2017 (stand C46, 22-23 November, NEC).
Last week saw a father and daughter duo race to success in the Manchester Half Marathon, thanks to a specially-designed wheelchair.
Ottobock ambassadors Stephan Couture and his daughter Chloe are no strangers to the sporting circuit, having taken part in more than 25 competitions this year alone.
Back in September, Stephan and Chloe became the first disabled team to take part in the Hever Castle Triathlon. They joined 6,000 other competitors at the iconic Kent castle for the final event of the year in the Castle Triathlon Series, the third largest triathlon event in the UK.
Muggi is an innovative new product which enables hot and cold drinks to be carried safely in any environment.
This unique tray enables up to four mugs to be carried safely in one hand, leaving the other hand free to support the user. Muggi also fits on to walking frames and can be conveniently placed on the lap of wheelchair users.
VIDA Mobility have partnered with Patron Bohemia to add a new range of buggies to our growing portfolio of products. Patron was established in 1994 in Prague and is a well-known and respected supplier for rehab buggies for children.
Vida Mobility is delighted to have been selected as the exclusive distributor in UK and Ireland for the Corzo X Country, Tom Streeter and the Dixie Plus.
Mobility Scooter Use Questionnaire
The department of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University are conducting a research project to understand mobility scooter use and the experiences encountered whilst using one. Specifically, we are interested in the hazards that mobility scooter users face whilst using a mobility scooter, particularly at road crossings. The project is funded by the Road Safety Trust.
Our ultimate aim is to increase the safety for mobility scooter users on the road. We also hope that mobility scooter users will be more likely to reap the benefits of using a mobility scooter.
Remap is a charity that provides custom-made equipment for disabled people of all ages, free of charge. Here’s news of some of their recent work.
Chloe is four years old and like many other little girls she loves horse riding and wants to ride alongside her big sister. However Chloe has cerebral palsy and cannot walk. She needs to improve her core strength if she is to ever walk and horse riding is a good way of achieving this, but somebody has to walk alongside her, supporting her as she rides.