TPG DisableAids Ltd

A Guide to PIP and How it Will Affect You

The reform of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) will see it being replaced by a Personal Independence Plan (PIP) which will come into effect on the 8th April this year. This will affect anyone who is of working age from April 2013. There are no current plans to extend PIP to cover children under 16 or adults over the age of 65 however that’s not to say it won’t happen at a later date.

Although DLA is being replaced with PIP there are several things that will still stay the same:

• PIP, much like DLA will still include two separate components – mobility and daily living.
• Each of the two components will include different payment rates – standard and enhanced.
• PIP will be available regardless of whether the claimant is employed or not.
• It will not be taxable or means tested.
• DLA will still remain in place for children under the age of 16 and for those aged 65 and over.
• Those who receive War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement won’t be affected by the changes to DLA.

Do You Need to Do Anything?

You don’t have to do anything yet… at some point between August this year and Spring 2016 the Department of Work and Pensions will get in touch with you and inform you that your DLA payments are coming to an end. At this point you can apply for PIP and the department will advise you on how to do this. Your DLA payments will not cease until your PIP application has been made.

Here at TPG Disable Aids Ltd we are dedicated to helping those with disabilities and strive to improve their quality of life through our disability aids and mobility equipment here in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire and Wales.

We’re always on hand to offer advice so be sure to browse out site and if you require any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01432 351 666.

TPG DisableAids Ltd

First Choice Housing Service and Repair Contract Renewed for 11th Year

TPG DisableAids are proud to have renewed the service and repair contract for the 11th year with First Choice Housing. We have successfully delivered services and repairs for 130+ First Choice  properties, on a variety of fixed products including Overhead hoists, Baths, Stair lifts, Patient lifters  and Vertical lifts.

First Choice Housing Association Established in 1988 and provides quality accommodation solutions for people with disabilities, veterans and additional complex needs across Wales and Shropshire.

Their aim is to be the provider of choice for local authorities to deliver well-designed homes in which people with a range of specialist needs, disabilities and veterans can lead fulfilling lives.

TPG DisableAids currently service, repair and install for many authorities & housing associations as well as our expansive base of private customers within an 80 mile radius of Hereford city.


TPG Warehouse Manager Becomes Grandad

Tom Jolly our Warehouse and Purchasing manager has become a Grandad for the first time thanks to a new arrival Max Thomas.

Tom’s daughter Ann-Marie who works in Sales at TPG gave birth to Max recently and is currently on Maternity leave.

Ann-Maries’s partner Dave also works at TPG so maybe a future employee for the family business.

Thirty successful years of trading

1988_01_21-Tony_and_PamTPG DisableAids Ltd are please to announce the achievement of thirty successful years of trading.

Tony and Pam Gibbs, back in 1985, found themselves at a crossroads in their working lives which led to the formation of TPG. Originally as a partnership of just husband and wife and later a larger partnership with Alastair, their son. Now a limited company with Mandy, their daughter, joining in the family business and employing around fifty staff, the organisation is small enough to care but large enough to provide a thoroughly professional and caring service.

The portfolio of products are all tailored to enable a better quality of living for those with health and mobility problems. TPG have risen to become one of the regions largest and most respected suppliers of equipment for the less able on the premise that anything supplied can also be maintained and repaired in house. From Stairlifts to Hoists and from Mobility scooters to Baths and Beds, TPG carry sufficient spares and knowledge to keep people mobile and safe.

In this thirtieth year there will be a number of events and celebrations that will be open to customers new and old so be sure to check back with our new web site regularly to ensure you don’t miss out.