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Established engineers successfully completed extensive Home Adapt and Reval Bathing training

Some of our experienced engineers have completed extensive manufacturer training on Home Adapt stair lifts, Reval Bathing and Oxford hoists to further develop themselves as all-round engineers. Training on mobile hoist maintenance and inspection has been completed to LOLER standard by Steve Worth adding to his already extensive experience in stairlifts, vertical lifts and mobility scooters. Clive Taylor-Edwards completed courses in Guldmann hoists and Reval bathing systems, adding to his knowledge as a well-rounded knowledgeable engineer. Also Steve James completed Flow and Home Adapt courses to add to his existing stair lift knowledge.

The global company Guldmann produce a range of products but are possibly best known for their range of hoists. As a company they say they aim to increase efficiency and safety while increasing comfort too. We stock a range of Guldmann hoists and offer an emergency response service for your peace of mind should anything go wrong. We also stock a range of Joerns products. Joerns (Oxford) are one of the best known names in patient handling with a range of innovative products, fully approved for NHS use Oxford Joerns are renowned for quality products that perform, as with all other products from TPG we have a Dedicated Service Department for your peace of mind with quality engineers such as Steve, Steve and Clive who can assist in breakdown recovery and maintenance.

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New TPG Website and Online Shop for Disability Aids and Equipment

Welcome to the all new TPG DisableAids web site

Our old site served us well for nearly eight years as a source of fact and information on a multitude of products to help those with disabilities or mobility problems. Our new web site is designed to build on that information resource and advice but to also work seamlessly with current technology to enable it to be viewed on tablets and smart phones in the same way as a desktop.

Over the coming months we intend to add news stories and items of interest to compliment the existing information, so be sure to visit regularly to stay up to date.

As always, if you have trouble finding the item you require or information about disability aids, solutions and equipment available, please call us or send an e-mail and we will help where we can. If you have any suggestions for improvement, again, let us know.

Kind Regards

Alastair Gibbs

Managing Director

 

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Where To Find The Best Mobility Aids Across Worcestershire

When you need to invest in mobility aids Worcestershire, it can be hard to decide exactly what equipment is right for you and how best to use it.  This is where the specialists come in.

Reputable suppliers of disable aids across the south west, encompassing Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and more, will be able to analyse your specific needs and give you thorough help and support throughout the process.

One of the first pieces of mobility equipment that people often need to consider are wheelchairs.  But as you start to look around and see what is available on the market, you will soon see that such an extensive choice can lead to confusion.  Online specialist stockists of mobility aids Worcestershire supply a whole range of different wheelchairs, from manual, self propelled and attendant propelled chairs, right through to Power chairs, Sports Wheelchairs and Beach Wheelchairs.

The one that you eventually select will depend highly on your needs, but specialists can advise on which one that may be, and why.  By selecting the right wheelchair you will be saved financially from having to make further investments in the future, and if losing your independence is a concern, electric and self propelled chairs allow you to maintain control over the mobility levels that remain.  By choosing the right wheelchair, you can help to guarantee your comfort and safety, for example, being situated in a comfortable chair that you feel confident with using makes tasks like crossing roads and visiting shops easier to manage again.

If you miss playing sports, or find the current chair you use unsuitable for engaging in sporting activities, one great idea may be a Sports Wheelchair.  These come specifically designed to allow you an increased mobility through sport, helping to boost social activity, which may have become limited since experiencing mobility difficulties.  Most local authorities provide facilities for those with disabilities to come together and continue to enjoy sport, and specialised wheelchairs are a cost-effective way to help you to achieve your goals.

So whatever your mobility needs, reputable suppliers of disabled aids will be able to help you.  They make it their mission to help those with limited mobility by allowing them to regain the ability to perform daily tasks independently again, and can ensure you are provided with the best quality equipment on the market.

 

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In Need Of Mobility Aids Cardiff?

It is essential for people to have their independence and be able to live a normal life. This is why mobility aids are ideal for people who find walking difficult. With this in mind, there are specialist companies who provide aids for mobility Cardiff, Gloucester and Worcester.

Mobility aids transform people’s lives and make sure they have the freedom to do what they want, when they want without the worry of running into difficulty when out and about. Depending on the type of mobile aid that is purchased, many vary to give you the mileage range you may need, easy to use controls, are easy to charge and provide you to do the activities you want to pursue.

If you’re looking for mobility aids Cardiff area, then the important thing to remember is that research is key. There are aspects that determine where a company is a specialist in mobility aids. These can include;

•    Who their manufacturers are; do they supply branded products?
•    Do they only cater for specific needs or on a broad spectrum
•    Is their experience on the trade of extensive range
•    Do they cater to organisations such as the NHS or County Councils?
•    Is their service available to a range of areas?

Many companies who feel passionate about their ability to provide people with solutions to their mobility problems, also have equipment which may help the elderly or disabled with their everyday lives. These could include: hoists, specialised beds and chairs, stair lifts, bath lifts and more.
It is essential to gain advice from a professional who knows mobility aids before purchasing a product. It is important to get an opinion on what you need and the choice available before making a decision, as there could be a product more suitable to you or someone you know that you may not have known about.

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Top Products to Help You Out in the Kitchen

If you struggle with a disability or care for a loved one who does then it’s important to know there is so many helpful gadgets you can get for the home to help make your life that little bit easier. These disability aids also ensure that you or your loved one doesn’t lose that independence they have. Here are some excellent products for your kitchen:

The 6 in 1 Multi Opener
This handy gadget can open six different seals and lids, it can open hard to grasp hold of safety seals, ring pulls on cans, metal bottle caps as well as helping you open those stubborn jar lids. It also has an enclosed blade which is idea for getting into sealed bags.

Cordless Kettle Tipper
This kettle tipper will fit most cordless kettles and is ideal for people who perhaps suffer from tremors or shakes. It has Velcro straps to keep the kettle in place and a back stop to prevent spillages if it’s accidentally dropped while you’re pouring.

Help with Food Preparation
We have the Etac Food Preparation System which is ideal for people who have trouble gripping or perhaps don’t have the use of both hands. Using the clamp you can fix tins and bowls in place while you prepare your food or you could use it while you’re cutting up foods such as cucumbers and carrots, etc. It also has spikes to keep things like potatoes still while you’re peeling them. The system also has non slip feet on every corner to stop the board from moving.

We also have the Kitchen Workstation which is a multi-functional food preparation unit which can help make everyday kitchen tasks much easier. It has a removable grater and slicer and a very convenient L shaped corner which is ideal for holding bread in place while you’re making a sandwich. Like the Etac food preparation system it also has a clamp and spikes to hold food in place.

Be sure to browse our website for all the products we have on offer and if you would like any more information or if you can’t find what you’re looking for, just get in touch and we’ll provide you with all the advice you may need.

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The Most Popular Disability Aids

According to figures released by one national charity, there are over 10 million people currently living with the UK who are registered disabled. Although the severity of the disability varies from person to person, we here at TPG DisableAids understand that living with any form of disability can cause issues around the house. For this reason, we provide a range of disability aids covering a variety of living areas, and below is a guide as to some of our most popular.

Living Aids:

Our range of living aids can assist with all aspects of living with a disability; from bathroom aids including commodes, bath grab bars and pillows; through to kitchen aids such as caring cutlery, cordless kettle tippers and one touch tin openers.

The aids within our living aids section aren’t just guaranteed to allow those who suffer from a disability live a more comfortable life, doing everyday tasks that able bodied people don’t have to think twice about. They also offer support for muscle strains, provide help with the organisation of medical aids and include accessories for various products – such as cushions, macs and capes.

Scooters/Wheelchairs/Stair lifts

Here at TPG DisableAids, we appreciate that for some, moving long distances or even up and down the stairs can be a painful task. This is why, through our website and within our showroom, you’ll find a range of stair lifts, manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs and scooters by some of the leading manufacturers.

Here at TPG DisableAids, we appreciate that everyone requires different disability aids for different reasons, which is why we strive to provide the best aids on the market. For more information regarding any of our aids, or to purchase one feel free to visit our Herefordshire site or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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Disability Aids: A Guide to Home Stairlifts

If you’re looking at making your home more easily accessible, have you considered the addition of a stairlift? Equipped to bring a wealth of independence, something that once took a strenuous amount of energy, not to mention time and effort, can suddenly become a breeze. There are a host of options available to you when you’re looking for disability aids and stairlifts, and here at TPG, we have a comprehensive range to meet all your requirements!

The varieties of stair lift available to you usually depend on your situation, whether you require a straight stairlift or a curved stairlift for any sized staircase, we have it for you.

Straight

The angle the mechanism must take to ascend your stairs depends entirely on how they’re situated. By far and away the most straightforward type of stairlift, the straight, these versions have a quick and painless installation time, and are often the cheapest solutions. With most brands having a straight option in one form or another, you have a vast array of style choices when it comes to deciding which to go for.

Curved

If you have a curved staircase at home, then it’s unlikely you’ll be able to get a straight lift to fit and as such, a curved solution is ideal for you. Custom built to your exact specifications, the lift follows the curvature of your stairs taking you round any hazards and making climbing the stairs a breeze.

Straight or Curved for Tight Spaces

Ideal for narrow staircases that don’t leave much room for those using them manually, we stock a wide range of these versatile alternatives, allowing you to stand in one position and hold on as the lift ascends the stairs.

Stairlifts can avoid the stressful necessity of moving to a bungalow and can make lives much easier for all those involved. With some bespoke and beautifully designed stairlifts on offer here, whatever your home requires, at TPG, we can provide. Our friendly professionals are always on hand to help should you have any queries, so pick up the phone today and make ascending a cinch!

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Disability Aids Shops

If you have a disability, care for or are in any way connected with someone who has disability it is essential that you have a place that you can rely on to provide you with a first class service when it comes to purchasing your disability aids. That is where we come in, at TPG Disable Aids Ltd we have a vast collection of equipment to make life as easy as possible for those with a disability.

We are proud to offer a product for everyone from scooters to equipment that are used to deal with daily tasks within any room of your home such as the kitchen or bathroom. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive service to take the hassle away from purchasing disability aids so you have a reliable shop to return to again and again.

We are a leading retailer on the market when it comes to providing you with the best quality equipment around. We make sure we stock a range of each product so there is always something to suit anyone’s unique requirements. Our wheelchairs for example can be self propelled or electric powered and we also stock sports and beach wheelchairs for your convenience.

At TPG Disable Aids Ltd, we have an endless collection of equipment from stairlifts right through to beds to provide for your every need. Our sales team are always on hand to offer impartial advice and guidance when it comes to purchasing the right equipment to suit the requirements of you and your home.

We believe here at TPG Disable Aids Ltd we have every base covered when it comes to shopping for your disability aids. Why not visit our showroom or contact a member of our team today via our online contact form to see how our equipment can help with your disability needs.

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Health and Quality of Life: How Recliner Chairs Can Help

Recliner chairs are often perceived by many as luxurious bastions of comfort, perfect for relaxing in on an evening. Reclining though has many health-related benefits and as such, rise and recliners are commonly equipped to not only provide comfort to all those who sit in them, but also to make life easier, healthier and more enjoyable, especially for the elderly or those suffering from medical conditions. The question is of course, how do these chairs offer such bountiful well-being advantages? As expert suppliers of these chairs, we thought it our place to explain!

Recline
The reclining function actually has benefits that will be appreciated by all. As the chair slides back into a more comfortable position, it relieves the weight and stress from the muscles in your legs that have to support you all the while you’re on your feet. Similarly, your back is also supported by the lumbar of the chair meaning you don’t slouch, and maintain good posture all whilst allowing your muscles to rejuvenate.

Often, those with medical conditions are bound to stay sitting for many hours. Recliner chairs provide relief from this by their swathing comfort and the ability to easily change positions whilst seated.

Rise
For many, getting up from a seated position is an extremely difficult thing to do, and when we look at the physical process of doing so anatomically, there really is no wonder. Getting up requires the back to pull and strain forcing the body upwards whilst the leg muscles then take over, bearing the weight.  These chairs are built to deal with this by lifting from the back, bringing the seated individual to an almost vertical position and thus significantly reducing the stress that would normally be exerted on the joints and the back.

Here at TPG DisableAids Ltd, we’re proud to be able to bring you some of the highest quality recliner chairs on the market. With big names Rise and Recline and AJ Way in stock, you can be sure you’ll find the right chair in amongst our selection whether it’s longevity, extra features or that perfect look to match your home décor you’re looking for! Give us a call today for more on recliner chairs or our extensive range of disability aids!

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How Will You Be Affected by the Changes from DLA to PIP?

In April 2013, a new disability benefit called the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was introduced across the UK. It is being gradually rolled out across the country, with new claimants being the first to trial the scheme. Most people who receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) will not be affected until at least 2015.

The PIP consists of two components, the Daily Living Element and the Mobility Element. Both of these have a basic element and an enhanced element. It is paid every four weeks into a bank account and is assessed according to the individual’s needs rather than by condition. If you only have 6 months to live, you will receive the enhanced daily living component.

This new benefit affects working people aged between 16 and 64 and will eventually replace the current DLA. The government has admitted that it will save around 20 per cent each year in the total cost of disability benefits, so it is unlikely that everyone who receives DLA at the moment will continue to receive exactly the same amount of money. Charities and disability support groups fear that the PIP will be assessed more stringently than the DLA and that it will adversely affect the disabled. Even the government admits that over 600,000 people will lose entitlement after the switch-over and still more will receive a lower amount.

The PIP is a benefit that you will have to make a new claim for, even if you now receive an indefinite or lifetime award. Claimants will have to undergo a medical assessment and the claim will also be assessed from the results of a questionnaire. Find out as much as you can before you submit your claim.

What to do if you are worried about PIP:

  • Keep a diary detailing your day to day medical condition. Keep any medical evidence you can; hospital appointments, medical notes and any other documentation that is relevant to your claim.
  • Visit the government’s website where there is an online calculator (https://www.gov.uk/pip-checker). If you input your details, you will find out what you may be entitled to.
  • Contact a charity such as Sense that will have advisers who are prepared to guide you through the transition process.

We here at TPG DisableAids Ltd hope this has made things a little clearer for you, and remember, for the best selection of aids designed to make your life that little bit easier, make us your first choice every time.