Choosing A Bed

TPG Disable Aids Help & Advice Section



Buying a new bed can make a vast improvement to your quality of life, and the right bed could put an end to restless nights.

There are many different options to take into consideration when buying a new bed including, height, profiling options, style, size, colour, function and controls. 

For mattress options please refer to our pressure care section.

Things to consider
Profiling beds are available with many different options. It is important to take these options into consideration in order to decide which bed is right for you:

  • Bed Height
  • Profiling options
  • Style, colour and size
  • Functions.

Bed height
The height of a bed can be important to both the user of the bed and the carer. Being able to adjust the height can make it easier to get into and out of the bed and also reduces the risk of a back injury for the carer.

Profiling options

A profiling bed simply refers to a bed being multi positional, allowing you to sit up and be supported also allowing an upward incline of your legs.

There are many different degrees of incline that can be achieved from the beds we sell.

Style, colour and size
Some beds can look quite clinical, while others look just like a divan, and are available in single and double. Colour options all depend on the style of bed you choose so don’t worry that your new bed won’t fit your décor.

When choosing a bed remember the functions are an important thing to consider because comfort will help with a good nights sleep.

Please remember that a divan style bed is not always appropriate for home nursing because accessories such as safety rails and patient helpers cannot always be fitted.

How to purchase a bed from TPG DisableAids

We at TPG want all our customers to be happy with their purchase and purchase the correct product to suit their needs. WE WILL NOT SELL PROFILING BEDS ONLINE AND ADVISE THAT YOU CAREFULLY THINK ABOUT DOING SO ELSEWHERE because we (nor any other supplier) can properly assess your needs without meeting you.

Although we do not have the room to have all of our beds on display in our showroom if you call us we can arrange to set one up for you to see at Plough Lane, Hereford, open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 1pm Saturday.

 However if you are unable to visit our showroom please telephone or e-mail to arrange a free home visit from one of our friendly local advisors (provided you are within an 80 mile radius of Hereford).

The independently produced British Healthcare Trades Association guide to buying health equipment safely can be found here: Get Wise to Buying Safety

Please feel free to take a look through our manufacturers for pictures of the products we supply and if you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us (01432) 351 666 or email

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Plough Lane, Hereford,

Using our team of  trainers we can now offer you a full Train the Trainer Qualification which gives you internal staff who can then cascade this training  to new staff, existing staff requiring an annual update or volunteers.

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Amanda Harold

Amanda Harrold

Company Secretary and Director of TPG DisableAids

Less formally known as Mandy and sister to Alastair, joined the family business in 1992. 

Having worked as a Veterinary Laboratory technician and PA to a top specialising Vet then started work part-time for the family business initially whilst looking after the first of her two daughters. 

From humble beginnings at that time with no computer systems in place, Mandy now oversee the company accounts and leads the office admin and installation teams.

“Let our Family Help Your Family”.

We aim to keep you informed throughout your journey with TPG DisableAids,   and to make your experience as stress-free as possible.


Alex Browne

Alex Browne is the Service Operations Manager

Alex says “I have the privilege of working with the talented 30+ engineer & support team. I thoroughly enjoy being part of the TPG team. We always aim to put the customer 1st despite every day presenting very different challenges that we have to plan and respond to. We regularly enable our customers to improve their lives, which is incredibly rewarding.”

As TPG is a large successful family business we have the opportunity to learn, develop & grow as individuals. Alex has applied and learnt many operational & strategic principles since joining in 2013. He is currently learning the management, review and auditing principles behind ISO9001. He has helped the business achieve recertification in 2020.

Alex also has 20+ years of leadership experience in large box DIY & electrical retailers with teams of up to 150 staff including many Store Manager, Deputy Manager, Operational & Sales management roles.

Alex recent personal development includes IOSH, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, 2x Level 5 ILM Leadership and Management qualifications, CITB Senior Managers Role for Health etc

Alastair Gibbs

Alastair Gibbs is Managing Director of TPG DisableAids Ltd.

Having joined the company from British Telecom full time in 1990 when the business was just Mum, Dad and Alastair.

Initially being jack of all trades and involved in selling, installing, maintaining and repairing all of the products offered by the business and later after taking on further education Alastair has developed the business along with Mandy, his sister, to be a significant business in the Assistive Technology field.

Alastair also plays a role in the industry trade association (BHTA) to uphold standards and professionalism in the industry.  

01432 351666

Plough Lane, Hereford,

We specialise in the sale, supply, repair, and maintenance of all types of mobility and disability aids from stairlifts to daily living aids. Our satisfied customers include those facing the challenges of limited mobility, including the elderly and the disabled, as well as their carers.

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Jayme Bacon

Head of Sales


Jayme has worked in many Sectors during his career;  Leisure, Security, Finance and Telecoms before finding a real passion for helping people in the independent living industry. He now leads our team of Sales Assessors and has a drive to support or clients by developing and seeing that we meet our Promises to Our Clients-

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Commitment to getting things right 1st time every time.  


“We see many Clients coming to us who are taking a big step in their lives and are looking for support and advice. Sometimes this is a hard step for them to take, they can almost feel like they are admitting defeat by asking for help, but it is our commitment to them to show them that they are taking back their independence and to work with them to find the products that can help them become mobile or independent again and as a team we all work towards this goal”


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