How to get a TGA Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter into the boot of a car

TGA’s Tim Ross demonstrates how quick and easy it is to put the folding Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter into a car boot.

The Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter takes comfort and stability to the next level whilst maintaining all the benefits of transportability and flexibility that the folding Minimo mobility scooter is renowned for across the UK.

The Minimo Plus 4 has two front wheels positioned further apart for enhanced stability over more challenging terrain. This new model is perfect for potential scooter owners who prefer a more traditional 4-wheel scooter.

It can be folded in seconds with one hand and requires no parts to be dismantled for storage. Strain-free lifting is assured as the scooter only weighs a mere 9.9kg when levering into a car boot and the ultra-lightweight lithium battery can be lifted with a single finger.

Through a combination of lightweight carbon fibre components, advanced engineering and a quality finish, the new Minimo Plus 4 from TGA is set to raise the bar in the car boot class once more.

More details: https://www.tgamobility.co.uk/range/scooters/minimo-plus-4

Phone: +44 (0) 1787 882244

Accessible Bathing Funding Literature Popular On Abacus Healthcare Stand at Kidz South

Abacus Healthcare has received healthy numbers of specialist bath enquiries, literature requests and entries to win its company Mascot ‘Trevor the Turtle’ at Kidz-to-Adultz-South.

Abacus is a trusted and proven manufacturer of powered baths that provide accessible bathing for disabled children and adults. Its popular height adjustable Gemini and Scorpio baths were demonstrated at Kidz South to a large number of healthcare professionals and families. The Gemini has an integrated platform for easier changing and drying and the Scorpio encompasses a bather transfer seat for safer access. Alongside these two baths Abacus provided the opportunity to enter a free prize draw to win a cuddly toy ‘Trevor the Turtle’ and educational information regarding bath ownership.

Abacus believes that the provision of accurate information and advice is essential for OTs and parents so informed decisions can be made regarding suitable equipment provision. Read more….

Daniel Salter and his employer, TGA Mobility based in Suffolk, have made a second donation to The J’s Hospice

Daniel Salter and his employer, TGA Mobility based in Suffolk, have made a second donation to The J’s Hospice in Essex despite his charity cycle ride coming to a dramatic end through a burst tyre.

Keen cyclist and runner, Daniel Salter, is an enthusiastic supporter of The J’s Hospice. The charity supports young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families across Essex, in the comfort of their own homes. He works as a Product Consultant for TGA Mobility based in Sudbury which provides quality and reliable mobility scooterswheelchairs and powerpacksacross the UK.

Daniel, aged 30 from Sudbury, previously completed The J’s Hospice 2016 Chelmsford Marathon so that his employer would donate a lightweight and ergonomic StrongBack wheelchair to the charity. When he delivered the wheelchair to The J’s office in Great Baddow, he met members of the charity’s healthcare team and a patient, Alice, who inspired him to support The J’s again on the recent ‘Pedal for The J’s’ 80km / 50 mile charity bike ride. Read more…

New Care Cot Funding Guide for Parents and OTs

Theraposture experienced high levels of interest at the Kidz-to-Adultz-South exhibition in Reading, by offering our new bed funding guide and demonstrating how the latest future-proof Mascot cot can be a wise and considered choice.

Stand 313 received a healthy number of visitors throughout the event including therapists, families and other professionals all keen to learn more about Theraposture’s products, services and educational material.

​The new funding guide entitled ‘Funding routes and your rights to the correct solution for your child’ was available from Theraposture for the first time at Kidz and highlighted methods to achieve funding for specialist and adjustable beds. It included information on product provision through social services / NHS, charity grants and loans and private funding along with vital considerations that can assist with selecting appropriate equipment. It specifically highlighted the equipment loan scheme from Newlife and key features of the Care Act that stipulate the rights of every child in terms of assessment and equipment provision. Read more…..

Theraposture Mascot Care Cot – Why it is the ONLY fully modular, future-proof sleeping solution

The benefits to children and carers of the unique, fully modular Mascot care cot. A safe place for children to sleep plus easy access and height adjustment for the carer. A cot that is adaptable if user needs change over time.

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The Mascot from Theraposture provides:

* Flexible and trusted design which meets 80% of client’s care cot requirements
* All cot sides raise and lower simultaneously with sleeping platform to ensure maximum safety
* Hand-crafted in high quality, Beech wood with a choice of finishes
* Robust metal mechanisms and reliable motors
* Offers leading flexibility because of its modular design
* Easy conversion from four to eight doors for access to one or both sides
* Interchangeable choice of either 60, 80, 90 or 100cm high sides
* Interchangeable choice of functions including profiling, variable height and Anti-Trendelenburg
* Choice of platform sizes: 140cm (variable height only), 170cm or 200cm
* Low entry height of just 23cm to assist transfers
* Choice of interchangeable rails or Perspex in any door combination
* Meets the essential BSEN 60601-2-52 safe working height requirement so potential back strain is minimised for carers
* High quality and durable padding for maximum safety
* Outstanding value with potential for significant savings in the future when compared with similarly priced competitor’s products

The high quality padding from Theraposture that can be fitted to a Mascot is unique and provides the highest levels of safety and comfort. The hand crafted padding is bespoke to each cot and made according to the recommendations highlighted in Theraposture’s assessment of user needs. The team of craftsmen ensure there is a snug fit with no gaps which could cause potential risk and soft-touch Panvelle is commonly used which is non-permeable, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal.

Integrated transparent windows that consist of soft, flexible material allows two-way visual access and is double-glazed with air pocket cushioning. A variety of fixing options are available along with an extensive range of colours, patterns and child friendly prints that allows the Mascot to be personalised.

All mattresses that are used in the Mascot from Theraposture are supplied with waterproof covers. Each mattress is cut to the exact internal dimensions of the cot bed to ensure that there are no gaps and options include standard foam fillings through to high-level pressure management systems.

For more information please visit http://www.theraposture.co.uk/cots/mascot or call Tel: 0800 834654

Essential Funding Guidance For Care Cots On Theraposture Stand At Kidz-to-Adultz-South

Organised by Disabled Living, Kidz-to- Adultz-South provides a free and friendly opportunity for parents, therapists and carers to test and compare the latest products and services for disabled children and young adults.

Theraposture sales team with disabled customer

As one of the most popular exhibitors at Kidz, Theraposture will be demonstrating examples from its quality range including a Theracare adjustable bed and the latest version of its future-proof Mascot care cot. The new Mascot with 120cm high-sided doors will be launched at the show as it provides the ideal solution to keep older children and young adults safe and reassured. It is handcrafted with a range of door inserts such as safe soft Perspex and colourful rails that provide a welcoming space that is not visually enclosed – ensuring clear engagement with carers and parents. As with all Mascots, this latest version negates the need to purchase a new cot in the future – it can be adapted to meet changing needs and hence provides the most cost effective solution available.

Alongside product demonstrations by friendly Trusted Assessors, Theraposture will be offering guidance documents about ‘funding routes and your rights to the correct solution for your child’. Supported by their partner charity, Newlife, this information explains possible funding options through statutory services, charities and private purchases. It also highlights the equipment loan scheme from Newlife and key features of the Care Act that stipulate the rights of every child in terms of assessment and equipment provision. Read more….

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