TGA Breeze Mobility Scooter Beats Cobbles To Help Disabled University Chaplain

Reverend David Hutchison, 52 and Chaplain at the University of Aberdeen, has been funded with a new TGA Breeze Midi 4 mobility scooter so he can continue supporting over 14,000 students and 2,000 staff despite living with a disability.
The University of Aberdeen dates back to 1495 and is situated on a truly spectacular campus. David, whose office is on the historic cobbled High Street, is responsible for pastoral care, Chapel duties and formal University events, alongside a team of multi-faith representatives who offer a range of support. As a minister, David had to take early retirement from his parish ministry in the Church of Scotland due to his condition, however he has subsequently worked at the University for the last 12 years. During this time, he has seen a diversification in faith, beliefs and cultures on campus. This has in turn led to him taking on a more varied role – ranging from religious duties, therapy sessions and trauma support through to simply sharing a cup of tea with students, academics and alumni….read more

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Demo of the Gemini height adjustable bath by Abacus Healthcare

In this time lapse video you will see the unique ‘double lift’ action of the Gemini power assisted bath from Abacus Healthcare.

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The Gemini is unique in the marketplace as it is the only bath with an integrated platform and dual lift functionality. The changing, drying and bathing platform eliminates awkward transfers so safety and comfort is enhanced for carers and bathers. Without the need to bend over or manual lift when attending to disabled bathers, back and musculoskeletal injury can be minimised for carers. Greater eye-level engagement is also possible between bather and carer.

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For a free demonstration contact Abacus Healthcare on: 01527 400024

info@abacushealthcare.co.uk

http://www.abacushealthcare.co.uk/

Cruising to freedom on the Queen Elizabeth thanks to Minimo Plus mobility scooter

Rachel Gibson-Leigh from Brighton, who lives with restricted mobility, has just proven holidaying on cruise ships with a folding TGA Minimo Plus mobility scooter is ‘absolutely liberating’.

Rachel is an accomplished book and graphic designer who took early retirement due to severe Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis. She now lives with her wife, Debbie, who has also recently retired from public service as a long standing civil servant. Debbie now cares for Rachel and with the help of two TGA folding mobility scooters, a compact Minimo Plus and mid-sized Maximo, they both live life to the full in Brighton. By owning a Minimo Plus Rachel was able to attend the Buckingham Palace Royal Garden Party last year in recognition of Debbie’s service to the nation where they shook hands with The Queen, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Rachel has now experienced another ‘royal’ first in her life thanks to the Minimo Plus – a cruise around the Norwegian fjords on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth ship. ….read more

TGA Mobility Delighted To Sponsor York ME Fantasy Football League

TGA, the UK-leading specialist in mobility scooters and sponsor of the TGA York ME Inter-company Fantasy Football League, is delighted to announce that Bransby Wilson Ltd. has won the 2016/2017 season’s competition.

Members from Bransby Wilson Ltd winners of the TGA York ME Inter-company Fantasy Football League

TGA is a regular sponsor of regional organisations that support local people living with disability. As a trusted product supplier with over 30 years’ experience regarding mobility issues, TGA regularly provides independence to people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). ME is a chronic neurological condition that causes a variety of symptoms including extreme fatigue, sensory issues, memory loss and pain. It affects around 250,000 people nationwide including 800 in the York area – in the severest of cases individuals can be bedbound. To raise awareness and funds for this condition The York ME Community runs an Inter-Company Fantasy Football League sponsored by TGA Mobility. ….read more

Lunch & Learn: Free assisted bathing demonstrations from Abacus Healthcare

If you are a Carer, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Moving & Handling Specialist, these free assisted bathing demonstrations are invaluable.

Lunch & Learn educational workshops highlight the latest techniques to maximise dignity, care and safety for semi-ambulant bathers. They also outline techniques to minimise moving and handling risks so carers can avoid potential musculoskeletal injuries.

Presented by an Abacus product specialist, each short session is informal yet informative and includes a complimentary lunch. Every workshop provides the opportunity for hands-on experience of Abacus power assisted bath and accessories.

Abacus works closely with healthcare professionals to deliver fully integrated accessible bathrooms. This proven experience and understanding of OT and end user needs will be explained in every presentation.

The Abacus demonstrator will be able to answer many questions regarding task, bather and product suitability. Abacus ‘Lunch & Learn’ sessions can be held anywhere in the UK and at a suitable location of your choice.

They are completely free of charge and free posters can be provided to promote the event. here to edit.

To arrange a FREE Abacus Healthcare ‘Lunch & Learn’ demonstration
Tel: 01527 400024
Email: info@abacushealthcare.co.uk http://www.abacushealthcare.co.uk 

• Latest guidance to overcome specialist bathing challenges
• Assistive bath demonstrations
• Understand how Abacus baths offer real life solutions and life changing benefits
• Complimentary lunch and refreshments

Download your leaflet here

Free Specialist Bathing Workshops

Disabled war hero, para-athlete and Invictus Games competitor announced as ambassador for TGA Whill Powerchair

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Lamin Manneh, 40, from Manchester, disabled war hero, para-athlete and Invictus Games competitor, is “honoured” to have been appointed as the first Ambassador for the new WHILL powerchair from TGA.

WHILL is a Personal Electric Vehicle (PEV) that is redefining powered wheelchair design. Designed and developed by leading talents from the Japanese car industry, WHILL from TGA is a pioneering new powerchair that provides a higher level of manoeuvrability. It incorporates ‘omni’ front wheels which deliver forward and lateral rotation so that normal castor pivoting is not required when turning. This significantly reduces the turning circle so negotiating obstacles and restricted space is far easier. Combined with powerful four-wheel-drive the WHILL delivers revolutionary traction across challenging terrain such as gravel and sand. As brand ambassador Lamin will be championing this ground-breaking performance during training, competitions and home life.

Lamin moved to Britain in 2005 from Gambia, a Commonwealth country, to follow his dream of joining the British Army. He served in the Irish Guards for five years until being seriously injured in Afghanistan on New Year’s Eve 2010. Lamin managed to miraculously pull through this ordeal and has now rebuilt his life as a triple amputee. Read more…..

Theraposture to demonstrate its user-centered approach at Kidz to Adultz Scotland

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Theraposture, the leading specialist for tailor-made adjustable beds, chairs and care cots, will be showcasing its considered approach to parents and disabled children at Kidz to Adultz Scotland.

14th September: Kidz to Adultz Scotland, Stand D5, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB, free admission.

We will be demonstrating a selection of products from our proven range including the power-assisted Mascot cot, Theracare Low bed and bespoke Hannah cot with 120cm high sides. Individually handcrafted each product can include height adjustment so carers can operate at safe working heights and platform profiling for greater postural support. Cots are available with a vast range of colourful door designs and precisely fitting safety padding. Read more….