Choosing A Wheelchair

TPG Disable Aids Help & Advice Section

CHOOSING A Wheelchair


A suitably prescribed wheelchair, or powerchair, can greatly enhance the users way of life by increasing their independence, mobility and comfort.

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There are generally two main types – attendant propelled (transit chair) and self propelled. Self propelled chairs have larger rear wheels enabling the user to manoeuvre around without having to be totally reliant on others, as with the attendant type. There are several points to remember when choosing a wheelchair for yourself or others. Comfort, of course, is paramount — especially if the user is sat in the chair for a prolonged period. Everyone is individual so what one person finds comfortable may not suit another.

Other things to take into account when purchasing a wheelchair: Will you need to transport the chair in a car? Will it fit into your car boot? Who will have to lift it into the car? How often will it be used and where will it be used?

There are many different points to consider when buying a wheelchair and the fully trained staff  at TPG DisableAids are available to help you in making the right choice. We offer you the benefit of our experience together with full after sales service. We also provide a comprehensive repair and maintenance service for the product that we sell.


There are many types of powerchair from which to choose, each designed to cater for an individuals’ personal requirements.

As with manual wheelchairs, there are many factors to take into account when buying a powerchair. These are best resolved by seeking the advice of our experienced staff who will ensure that the machine selected will correctly suit the users needs.

WE WILL NOT SELL MANUAL OR POWERED WHEELCHAIRS ONLINE because we (nor any other supplier) can properly determine your needs without a user assessment, Why not call into our showroom, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 9am-1pm, Plough Lane, Hereford and see the extensive range we have to offer. Alternatively, we may be able to arrange a free home visit. Just telephone us 01432 351666 and have a chat with a member of our helpful sales team or e-mail us at, to discuss your needs. We can then make a no obligation appointment, at a time convenient to you, for one of our friendly local advisors to bring a selection of chairs to you (provided you live within an 80 mile radius of Hereford).

Please feel free to take a look at the following manufacturers for examples of their products we supply. If you need further information or cannot view the guides please call us on (01432) 351 666.

The British Healthcare Trades Association produce several independent impartial guides:

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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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“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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