Keep up to date with what’s happening in the mobility industry by checking out our blog. We’re passionate about helping people, and that means knowing what’s current, and sharing that knowledge. Below, you’ll find a roundup of industry news, resources to help you cope with your situation, and the occasional update about what’s new at Shire Mobility.
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.