TGA To Offer £50 John Lewis Voucher Free Prize Draw At Mobility Roadshow

TGA, the UK’s leading mobility scooter specialist, will be showcasing its complete product range and sponsoring the scooter test-drive zone. As safe scooter driving is a top priority for TGA, it is encouraging all Roadshow visitors to come to its test-drive zone by offering a £50 John Lewis gift voucher for free to one lucky winner.

With the help of TGA, attendees at this year’s Mobility Roadshow have the unique opportunity to learn the latest tips to remain safe and in control when out and about on a scooter.  Every person who completes the TGA test course, will be automatically entered into a free prize draw to win this high value gift voucher.

Qualified TGA representatives will be on hand to highlight how to drive safely and enjoy independence on a scooter with more confidence. The complete range from TGA will also be available for trials including the exciting new folding Maximo and world record breaking Breeze.

Come and see us on stand TD04a in the exhibition hall and outside on the TGA sponsored scooter test-drive zone.

Adaptations Manufacturer Autochair Gets Set to Launch the TurboSlide at Donington Park

Leading vehicle adaptations manufacturers Autochair will use its appearance at the forthcoming Mobility Roadshow to launch its latest product – the TurboSlide.

The company will unveil the product when it attends the show, which is being held from June 25 to 27 at Donington Park Racing Circuit, just 30 miles away from Autochair’s factory in Alfreton, Derbyshire.

Autochair has made its name by designing and building some of the most advanced hoists and person lifts on the market, but the TurboSlide is more a product of straightforward ingenuity rather than sophisticated electronics and engineering.

Projecting outwards from the edge of the car seat, the product gives users who are unable to bear their weight on their legs a platform to slide across as they transfer between the car seat and their wheelchair.

It folds behind the seat when it is not in use, meaning that it provides a discreet addition to Autochair’s product range, which also includes its best-selling Milford Person Lift, its Mini Hoist, designed to lift wheelchairs and smaller scooters such as the Pride Go Go, and its Olympian powerchair and scooter hoist, which, with lifting power capable of handling up to 200kg, is the most powerful hoist available.

Matthew Walker, Autochair Managing Director: “We are thrilled to be taking our place at the Mobility Roadshow at Donington Park and feel that it is the perfect place for us to launch the TurboSlide.

“Our company’s success has been built on offering mobility solutions that are discreet and versatile. They are capable of being fitted into hundreds of different makes and models of car on the market, so that our customers do not need to change their vehicle, or have a wider choice when it comes to buying a new one.

“The TurboSlide more than fits that criteria. It is easy to install, performs its function effortlessly and is hidden way when not in use.”

Autochair was founded in 1979 by engineer David Walker, who had been confined to a wheelchair following a car accident four years earlier and, in a bid for greater independence, invented a product to lift his wheelchair up and into a box mounted on the top of his car.

The company now employs 67 people and last year opened a new £2m state-of-the-art extension to its factory.

An official supplier to the Motability scheme, Autochair is a regular visitor to the Mobility Roadshow and is undergoing an exciting rebranding exercise, which includes a new Logo, literature and soon a new website designed to make its ordering process even easier.

ZINGER Powered Chair Makes First Appearance at Mobility Roadshow 2015

ZINGER, the lightweight, folding powered chair will make its first appearance at the Mobility Roadshow.

It sets new standards with its ultra-simple traction drive and its intuitive steering system, giving it amazing manoeuvrability. Its unique design creates a revolutionary instant folding frame with a total weight below 18kg. It can be placed in the back of a small hatchback car, even with the seats up. In addition to being great for getting around outdoors, Zinger’s unique control system, which is easy to learn and intuitive to use, has no forward obstruction like a steering column, making it also ideal for use around the home or office.
3 forward speed settings range from Slow for indoor use up to Fast for travelling outdoors at up to 4mph, plus a Reverse mode. The battery has an anti-theft key & can be fully charged, on or off the chair, in 3.5 hrs, giving a range of up to 8 miles (13 km).

UK & Ireland distribution is exclusively by Proactive Mobility Ltd.

Mobility Networks Provides Launchpad For Ultra-Thin Vehicle Access Lift And Electronic Vehicle Controls At Mobility Roadshow

The Access Lite vehicle wheelchair lift from Mobility Networks will be showcased at The Mobility Roadshow.  (Pictured here with Mobility Networks’ Eastern European Managing Director, Alen Ion, at Rehacare 2014).

The Access Lite vehicle wheelchair lift from Mobility Networks will be showcased at The Mobility Roadshow.
(Pictured here with Mobility Networks’ Eastern European Managing Director, Alen Ion, at Rehacare 2014).

Mobility Networks, a leading multi-national provider of powered vehicle lifts, ramps and access solutions, will be unveiling two new pioneering products at The Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! (25-27th June 2015, Stand TD02).

A key sponsor of the 2015 Mobility Roadshow, Mobility Networks is a trusted supplier of wheelchair access solutions for buses, coaches, specialist transport and accessible cars. Combining global knowledge with local expertise, Mobility Networks provides a single source for the latest international innovations and is led by global entrepreneur Mike Simmonds. On Stand TD02, Mobility Networks will be hosting a global launch of its new ultra-thin vehicle cassette lift in co-operation with Autolift and revolutionary electronic vehicle controls from RB Systems. As both these solutions are cutting-edge and completely new to market, details and specifications will be available at The Mobility Roadshow for the first time worldwide.

Alongside these state-of-the-art innovations, Mobility Networks will be showcasing an Access Lite vehicle lift and its FlexiRail accessible vehicle flooring system. The Access Lite is designed, manufactured and installed by PLS (Passenger Lift Services) which operates as part of the Mobility Networks Group. This cassette based, semi/fully automatic telescopic platform is available with four levels of specification and delivers the lightest and most flexible wheelchair access solution for vans, mini and midi-buses. Through ingenious engineering, it combines strength and durability with weight-saving benefits so added fuel consumption is minimised when installed.

Mobility Networks FlexiRail will also be on display – a highly durable, lightweight rail flooring solution that provides versatile positioning of wheelchair tie-downs and adapted vehicle seating. Available in either single or double rails configurations, FlexiRail is ideal for all M1-M3, flat floor accessible vehicles and delivers a safe surface to reconfigure seating and wheelchairs within a vehicle. As with all Mobility Networks’ products, FlexiRail has been stringently tested so it complies with all European safety requirements. All rails are fully universal in terms of seat fixings and wheelchair restraints so total flexibility is assured.

Mike Simmonds, Mobility Networks CEO commented: “The Mobility Networks team and I look forward to a busy and successful Mobility Roadshow. We will be supported by senior representatives from PLS, our UK lift manufacturing division, along with suppliers from RB Systems based in Israel and Autolift from Italy.  We also have many international colleagues and clients attending the event ready to discuss our latest and exciting product developments.  We are proud to be sponsoring the Mobility Roadshow this year – it will provide the perfect platform for further Mobility Networks success as we expand our portfolio of services across the world.”

Pictured: The Access Lite vehicle wheelchair lift from Mobility Networks will be showcased at The Mobility Roadshow. (Pictured here with Mobility Networks’ Eastern European Managing Director, Alen Ion, at Rehacare 2014).

Bromakin Special Show Offers for the Mobility Roadshow 2015

Bromakin Wheelchairs will have two promotional offers available during the Mobility Roadshow 2015 at Donington

  • FREE colour-powerset upgrade worth up to £200 on all ?‎Küschall chairs.
  • FREE JAY Lite Cushion or JAY Xtreme Active Cushion when placing an order for a Quickie Attitude add-on handbike or Quickie manual wheelchair, after booking an assessment.

Bromakin will be located on stand B55-57 – and welcome show attendees to come and view their Custom-made Bromakin lightweight chairs & racing wheelchairs. Plus a full range of Kuschall wheelchairs & the new Quickie Attitude add-on handbikes will be on display.

Under the guidance of Peter and Sheila Carruthers, the business was founded back in 1983. Now, some decades later, Bromakin supply almost everything for the aspiring wheelchair sports person or everyday user.

TGA Sponsoring Safe Driver Awareness For Mobility Scooter Owners At Mobility Roadshow

At the Mobility Roadshow, 25-27th June, Donington Park, TGA is to sponsor the mobility scooter test-drive zone so visitors can either try a model for the first time or gain invaluable safe-driving awareness.

TGA Mobility Scooter Safety TGA has been the UK’s leading mobility scooter specialist since 1985. In addition to supporting the test-drive zone at The Mobility Roadshow, TGA will be showcasing its complete range of award-winning scooters on stand TD04a in the Donington Exhibition Hall. 2015 sees TGA celebrate 30 years of supplying quality and reliable mobility products to the nation with a continual focus on innovation, style and comfort. These core brand values are combined with TGA’s commitment to safety hence its sponsorship of the test-drive area at this year’s event.

Throughout the show highly experienced advisors with be available to demonstrate TGA products and also offer the latest advice regarding safe mobility scooter driving. Safety continues to be a top priority for TGA and therefore its team will be encouraging all owners, irrespective of scooter brand, to visit the test-drive area to gain invaluable advice.

This free opportunity will allow scooter owners to learn more about their own capabilities, avoid potential hazards and protect the safety of pedestrians. This awareness will help drivers remain safer through enhanced scooter control as Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director explains: “TGA is 100% committed to scooter owner safety. We have recently held another popular ‘safe scoot’ driving day at our headquarters in Suffolk and continue to encourage our all retailers across the UK to focus on awareness training. The Mobility Roadshow scooter test-drive zone will provide the perfect location for us to impart expert knowledge and advice regarding safety. We will also be illustrating the importance of individual product assessments. It is critical that the right scooter owner drives the right type of scooter for their personal needs.”

In addition to training and test drives, TGA will be demonstrating its complete product range at The Mobility Roadshow. This will include the nation’s favourite folding ‘car-boot’ Minimo, eye-catching Vita family through to the ever popular 8mph Breeze S4. The TGA Powerpack range, the proven powered solution to help push a manual wheelchair, will also be showcased along with the recently launched Maximo mobility scooter. The folding Maximo is a larger version of the pioneering Minimo and represents a breakthrough in scooter design as it combines advanced transportability with an enhanced

driving experience. It has pneumatic tyres, active suspension and includes the latest innovation in adjustable armrest design. Despite its larger size, the Maximo still fits comfortably in a car boot and folds effortlessly in a simple, single movement. The TGA ultra-lightweight lithium battery comes as standard which can be lifted with one finger – a true revolution in the mobility sector. The Maximo and all other award-winning TGA scooters will be available for demonstrations and test drives at The Mobility Roadshow.

Top Tips for Lighting in a Bathroom When Living With Sight Loss by Abacus Healthcare

Abacus Healthcare Bathroom LightingBathrooms have to cater to the needs of all family members within a household, both young and old. Everyone needs good levels of light but as we get older these needs increase as less light reaches the retina and visual clarity deteriorates.

In fact, most people at the age of sixty need three times more light than when they were aged 20.

Two million people in the UK are currently living with sight loss and around 20% of those are aged seventy-five and over*

Whether individuals have a visual problem or just wear glasses, the chances are that the bathroom is where they are likely to remove their glasses to wash, shower or shave. This means lighting levels are critical to enable people to carry out these essential activities. Effective lighting can make a huge impact to the look and feel of any bathroom so it’s important to always consider a number of factors when planning any bathroom installation.

Here are the 5 main considerations to bear in mind when selecting lighting for the bathroom:Read more….