Business Update: COVID-19
To our customers
At Shire Mobility, we have always prided ourselves on creating a culture that puts the customer first. As a result, we appreciate and understand the worries you may have about the rapidly changing situation concerning Covid-19.
We will be offering a restricted service, such as urgent repairs and supporting our care homes, for the foreseeable future – but that is all. We are taking this difficult decision in an effort to balance two important priorities: reducing the spread of Covid-19 throughout the population, and ensuring that the people who really need our help continue to get it.
We remain committed to supporting our vulnerable customers whenever and wherever possible. All our phone lines are open so if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact your local branch.
At Shire Mobility, we pride ourselves not only on the comprehensive nature of our services, but also the way in which they are delivered. We go out of our way to make finding the solution that is right for you as easy as possible.READ MORE
|We are proud to partner with some of the biggest names in mobility aids and equipment to bring you an industry-leading range of products at competitive prices. Shire Mobility stocks wheelchairs, scooters, stairlifts, and a variety of other mobility aids alongside specially designed furniture to enhance your independence.|
Aftercare & support
|We understand that one transaction cannot solve all your problems. That is why we are committed to providing thorough ongoing support to our customers. Our warranties and repairs service meet industry standards, and we try to make them as accessible as possible. That might mean home visits, or one-to-one consultations, but we do not consider this an ‘extra’ – our goal is to make you as independent as possible.|
- We have picked five mobility-based experiences that we think have the widest appeal – there’s so much out there just waiting to be discovered!
- At Shire Mobility, we want to help our customers become informed, so that they can make the right choice about which products are right for them. One product type that we get frequent questions about are stairlifts – since a lot of people have questions, we picked five of the best to share.
- This year, why not try a new experience to shake up your Christmas traditions? Here’s five of our favourite accessible days out for Christmas 2019...
- News has broken this week of yet another example of a mobility-aid scam “doing the rounds” online. This should serve as a stark warning to people considering a mobility aid of their own – always buy from credible vendors with an offline presence that you can visit in person.
- Parking on pavements puts disabled people at greater risk and stress all across the country. It reduces the width of pavements and puts a large obstacle in the way of people with wheelchairs or other mobility aids. And this is to say nothing of people who suffer visual impairment or are neurodiverse.
- According to a number of leading safety charities, “reckless” mobility scooter drivers are causing more road accidents. The increase has led some observers to call for the confiscation of persistent offenders’ electric vehicles.
- We’re pleased to announce that Shire Mobility is opening its third store on Castle Street in Banbury, bringing our top-quality, highly accredited, service to a whole new audience!
- You’re probably aware of the wide range of mobility aids that are available on the market (if not, check out our products page). But one you might not have considered might also have the capacity to become your “best friend” – that’s right, a dog.
- Fitness is an important part of health. Athletes at the Paralympics and the Invictus Games are inspirations to all of us – whatever our mobility levels. But you don’t have to be world-class to benefit.
- Once upon a time, if your mobility was impaired, so were your options for a summer getaway. Thankfully, we live in a more enlightened age, and that’s no longer the case. Here’s our list of four top holiday-planning tips. These are sure to help you book a trip that lives up to expectations… whatever your mobility levels!
- A new report put together by a steering group comprising of commissioners, OTs and wheelchair service-users has found that people who choose to purchase their wheelchair privately should be given more support by local wheelchair services.
- Over the past decade, mobility aids have come a long way. And taken in tandem with the information explosion of the internet, it begs the question: why not make sure your mobility equipment is offering you the best quality of life possible?
- Spring is just around the corner and the team at Shire has curated a list of days out that are fun for people with or without wheelchairs.
- If the weatherman is to be believed, we’re in for a cold snap. That could mean ice and snow, which is bad enough for all of us, but especially frustrating (and dangerous) if you’re not as mobile as you used to be.
- Buying goods and services online might seem like an attractive proposition, but when it comes to mobility aids, you are always better to use a trusted company with a brick-and-mortar presence.
- Earlier this year, British smart mobility scooter manufacturer RELYNC commissioned a survey that offers some worrying results for ageing Brits: over half of them would be “reluctant” to use mobility aids currently available “due to what others might think”.
- We thought we would take a little time to show you some of the great products that might not save your life, but are guaranteed to make it a little easier.
- In June, the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) got a new boss, Mandie Lavin, an experienced barrister who wants to put care and quality at the heart of the group’s messaging.
- Due to this growth we are looking to add a Sales and Support Administrator to join our team.
- The National Housing Federation published new research in May that demonstrates a huge, and largely invisible, problem: a Baby Boomer housing crisis.
- British Homelifts, a trading name of Britannia Homelifts Ltd, has had some bad press over the last few months. As such, it’s no great surprise that the company is being wound up.
- At Shire Mobility, we’re dedicated to helping you be as mobile as possible. That’s why we offer a selection of the best mobility aids...
- After 34 years of service, the Mobility Roadshow has come to an end. The event began in 1983, and became something of a regular event on many mobility company calendars. However, as times have changed and the industry has evolved, interest has declined.
- Healthcare provider Simplyhealth announced that it was closing up its operations this month, after facing the “almost impossible” task of generating enough turn over to stay in business.
- If you are a carer for an elderly or disabled family member, you may be well aware of the toll it can take on your personal life.
- The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) has begun disciplinary action against Arise Mobility after a BBC exposé.
- The last decade has seen an unprecedented rise in the relevance of digital platforms, and the mobility industry is as affected by it as any other business.
- In June 2017, tragedy struck when Grenfell tower was destroyed in an inferno that killed many, and left many more wounded and homeless.
The areas we serve
With their strategic positioning, we have clients who visit our sites and/or receive our services across a wide range of the south Midlands, Cotswolds and the Home Counties including • Brackley • Daventry • Rushden • Bedford • Newport Pagnell • Aylesbury • Milton Keynes • Wellingborough • Luton • Kettering • Aylesbury •Buckingham • Thame • Towcester • Oxford to name just a few