Choosing A Chair

TPG Disable Aids Help & Advice Section



Choosing the correct chair to suit your needs requires consideration of many factors. There are many different designs, styles and sizes available and TPG DisableAids can assist you in making the right choice.

The wrong selection would not only prove expensive but may also compromise your health and comfort. Finding a chair that is comfortable and easy for you to use is important and can make everyday living much easier.

Points to consider

When beginning the process of selecting a chair, many things need to be taken into account, not just the colour and style.

  • Size
  • Comfort
  • Controls
  • Looks
  • Space available in your home.

The correct seat height, width and depth is very important as an incorrectly sized chair could lead to discomfort and may even compromise the users health.

A variety of back designs are available, firm, soft, waterfall and winged. As every person is different it is very much a personal choice as to which back gives the best and most comfortable support. In some cases it may be appropriate to choose a Dual motor chair, enabling the user to operate the recline, leg raise and stand actions independently.

Handset controls vary, some have two buttons some have six or more. Remember when choosing your chair take into account how easy or difficult you find the controls.


There are a wide variety of fabrics finishes and styles for you to choose from.

Space available in your home
Most rise and recline chairs need a minimum of 18” between backrest and wall or furniture when fully reclined, but if space is limited a ‘wall hugger’ style chair may be a solution, requiring only 4”-5”.


How to purchase a rise and recline chair 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 RISE AND RECLINE CHAIRS 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. 

We have many demonstration models for you to try in our showroom, 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 (within 80 miles of Hereford). All we need to know from you is your height, weight and where you want us to bring the chair.
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-

Free No obligation advice

Pressure Free Environment from start to finish

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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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