Tim Kidson recently visited us at TPG to talk to our Managing Director, Alistair Gibbs about how mobility aids can help you live a fulfilling life, how individual problems can now be better tailored to the user, how TPG can provide exceptional service and a look forward to where the mobility industry is going.
At TPG we regularly work with those in extenuating circumstances, we believe it’s important do our bit where possible to give back to the community and help where we can for those less able. On Thursday (17th December) we hosted a Christmas jumper day in aid of Winston’s Wish, staff wore Christmas themed jumpers and made a donation to Winston’s Wish charity, Gary Styles was crowned winner for the best jumper.
Winston’s Wish is a charity set up to help children deal with bereavement, clearly a traumatic experience. They understand that bereaved children need support to make sense of death and rebuild their lives. Winston’s Wish offer the widest range of practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families, professionals and anyone concerned about a bereaved child. We believe we should help out with important causes such as Winson’s Wish where possible with some fun and in this case Christmas cheer too!
Ill health and death rates increase in the older population in cold weather and research indicates that it is exposure to cold, rather than dampness or lack of daylight which has such a devastating effect on the health of older people in winter. An innovative product has made a considerable effort to solve the problem affecting many who struggle to heat their home cost effectively, the B Warm heated armchair cover has been developed by Homeglow Products Ltd for those who suffer with the cold – the frail and elderly, discharged patients from hospital, or those with mobility problems and suffering from rheumatism. It’s a simple, intuitive way of keeping people warm at relatively low cost. Using a single control button, you can adjust the heat control, with switch off safety feature set at 4 hours in case the person falls asleep. The seat cover is washing machine washable and has additional safety features. It is also simple and easy to fit to any home chair.
Inventor Martin Lewis said “It seems like a long time since I developed the B-Warm, initially to help my wife Audrey cope with being cold, [with news] from NICE that the B-Warm is congruent with their recent guideline aimed at preventing fatalities and illnesses associated with cold homes … The latest published figures indicate some 43,900 deaths last winter were attributed to the effects of people living in cold homes, the highest number since 1999.”
The B Warm heated cover has won the Green Apple environmental award; The Green Apple Environment Awards were launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation and have become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world.
The award winning B Warm chair cover is available from TPG here.