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.

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,
HR4 0ED

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

Local in house experts

Piece of mind  

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”