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New partnership with SVR puts disabled people in the driving seat
Specialist Vehicle Rental (SVR) in Birmingham has chosen Queen Elizabeth Foundation for Disabled People (QEF)as its new charity partner. SVR supply specially adapted lease and rental vehicles to people living with a disability across the UK. This new partnership will support QEF Mobility Services’ work providing driving assessments and driving lessons to disabled people; helping each person to be as mobile and independent as possible and providing unbiased information about the most suitable option of vehicle and adaptationsavailable to hire, lease or purchase. Increase mobility and maximise their independence Based in Surrey, QEF provides expert advice and life-changing services to almost 10,000 disabled children and adults every year, enabling people to develop key life skills, increase mobility and maximise their independence. The charity’s Mobility Services is one the UK’s largest providers of mobility advice and support for disabled people and those with age-related impairments. The charity has a specialist driving school with a team of qualified and experienced Driving Standards Agency Approved driving instructors who have been trained to the highest standards. QEF’s Mobility Services include rehabilitative tuition, driving lessons for confidence training – helping people to adapt to new methods of controlling the vehicle and driving lessons for new […]
No wheelchair users on Zwift?! Ignorance or discrimination?
Zwift is fantastic, loved by millions of people all over the World and proving a lifeline for many during this current pandemic and series of lockdowns. It’s an online platform started in 2014 where people connect and join together from their living room in what Zwift describe as the number 1 app in the World for “riding, running, and training with your community.” But you have to be able to use your legs to run or cycle as Zwift is only available for able bodied people. This is of course a bit of issue for the 55 million plus wheelchair users in this World who’d love the opportunity to join. To use Zwift it’s super easy, they explain how in three easy steps you can connect and join. You just need to ‘grab your bike’ and connect your trainer to Zwift. You can then join your friends, socialise and have fun competing with people from across the World. For this superb experience you pay of course, the membership is £12.99 per month and they have grown to become a multi billion dollar company, recently publishing in September 2020 that they will be investing another $450 million into the platform […]
Wheelchair access and disabled rights gone ‘out the window’ due to COVID… outrageous?!
Another example of how COVID-19 safety measures are having a huge impact on disabled people. • Disabled bays blocked for COVID-19 queues • No additional spaces made available • Restrictions and limited access for blue badge holders If you are a wheelchair user or struggle to walk any distance then in the good old ‘pre-covid’ days you used to be able to go to a store and park near the entrance – in fact this has been the case since 1970 when orange badges were first introduced as part of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970. You’d place your blue badge on the windscreen and happy days, you got the wide space needed to get your wheelchair out of the car or you managed to park close enough so you could walk to the shop. For a minute let us ignore the fact there are many people abusing the blue badge system and it’s easy to get one… Genuine blue badge holders need the space. If you are an independent wheelchair user who transfers to the drivers seat and puts their wheelchair across their lap and onto the passenger seat (which 1000’s of people do daily) then you […]
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Our aim is to become the complete guide to everything and anything accessible - for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility. From personal experience - find out more about us here - we understand the importance of what 'wheelchair accessible' involves and how sometimes it can be difficult to find. The Accessible Planet is growing every day and we are confident we will soon have everything that you need.
Freewheel Wheelchair Attachment
Fantastic device that easily attaches to the front of your wheelchair. If you have ever experienced the caster wheels ‘digging in’ or making life difficult then the FreeWheel attachment is what you need.Learn more...
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Providing Independence with Care and Compassion The Care & Assist Company are experts in bathroom adaptations and distributing specialist showering, bathing, toileting, moving and handling equipment for those less able bodied. The Care & Assist team have over half a century of experience in this field and are respected for indepth knowledge and expertise in offering practical, caring and considerate solutions to showering, bathing and toileting needs. All the products we supply are of the highest quality with rigorous testing to provide a reliable, long-lasting, problem free life span. For extra assurance we offer a full installation service and maintenance facility on all products, by operatives who are well experienced and are factory trained.
Award winning, family run, customer orientated business. Welcome to Andy’s Kars, THE place to go for all your car adaptations, repairs and servicing needs, especially if you have a disability. Why, you ask? It’s simple… My name is Andy, I’m the owner of Andy’s Kars. Perhaps like you, I am a Wheelchair user so I understand what it’s like to have special requirements or need adaptations to your vehicle. I started this business in November 2002 because of the negative experiences I had with other business owner, it was so difficult to get good service or a straight answer from anyone, let alone find a provider that took the time to understand my challenges or requirements. As a driver with a disability I often felt like I was being ripped off or just plain lied to. Maybe you have too? Most of the Andy’s Kars team have experienced this level of discrimination as well, because of challenges within their lives and have all decided that you (our customer) should be treated in the way you wish to be treated. This includes the way you are told about the requirements of the vehicle and needs. In short… We’re here to help […]
BOURNEMOUTH’S MOBILITY EXPERTS Specialising In Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs, Stairlifts , Walking Sticks & all Mobility Accessories. At Southcoast Mobility we thrive on providing a totally comprehensive and personal service. From our showroom to our home assessment service, we are there to guide and advise you, from a walking stick or a pair of slippers, to a new bed or mobility scooter. We also provide a caring after-sales service which is second to none.