ASOS launch clothing with a difference

It is no secret to those of us who use a wheelchair – clothing doesn’t always fit in different ways.  Regardless of it being around the abdomen or trousers riding high, skirts being slightly too short or shirts rubbing on wheels – there’s always something.  Chloe Ball-Hopkins and ASOS have done something about this though, so we wanted to learn more Weather inspired festiva...[Read More]

Personalised Wheelchair Budgets – what are they?

For a while now we’ve all heard snippets about changes to how you might get a wheelchair from the NHS in England, personalised wheelchair budgets have been on the agenda for several years now. So, we wanted to learn more about them, how it’s going to work and how it will differ from the current voucher system. We asked some questions to NHS England to help you (and us) understand what personalised...[Read More]

Keeping cool in the summer

As the warm weather hits the UK (and promptly disappears again), we’ve had a few questions about keeping cool in the summer.  If you struggle with temperature regulation or your body succumbs to exhaustion when the mercury reaches more than “luke warm”, we have some ideas for keeping cool when the going gets hot.  Here’s our suggestions but keep reading to give us yours! 1....[Read More]

Rigid lightweight wheelchair under £1000 challenge

Everyone knows that there is a host of second hand sales websites, so we took a look through some to see what we could find.  Then we were quite literally inundated with an email, with a subject of “Rigid lightweight wheelchair under £1000 challenge”.  It read: Dear Review My next Wheelchair I need a wheelchair but my budget is smaller than a baby hamster.  What can I get for £1000? Lo...[Read More]

What is Rise4Disability?

In our busy events calendar, one thing we are often asked is what is Rise4Disability? Simply put, RISE 4 Disability a series of very comprehensive regional disability event within the UK. Their mission is to unite all disability services. Returning for their second event at The East of England showground this year they have formed great partnerships with Disability Peterborough, Inspire Peterborou...[Read More]

Managing at a big show – our pacing tips

We know it’s a long day at big shows, so we wanted to give you some of our top tips to get you through the day.  With many shows 6 or 7 hours a day, you can be forgiven for wanting to see as much as you can.  If you don’t look after yourself, you could do some damage – so when it comes to managing at a big show – our pacing tips can help you get through the day. 1. Know whe...[Read More]

Disability stickers with a difference

If you’re a wheelchair user who drives, you’ll often need some way to ask people to give a little more space or understanding.  Gone are the days from when a big blue box announced your status – now there are disability stickers with a difference available.   One popular supplier is Stickman Communications, owned by Hannah Ensor.  We asked Hannah to tell us more. Disability stick...[Read More]

2018 Events

Now that Winter is nearing it’s end, we’re looking forward to the 2018 events calendar.  With Motability, Naidex and Rise4Disability all promising a fun packed year in the UK alone, lets have a quick look at the year ahead and don’t forget you can also read up on all the events throughout the year on our website.  We’ll also be posting on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram...[Read More]

Wheelchair Life Hacks

We all like a little tip or trick to make life easy. Wheelchair Life Hacks that are cheap, cheerful and don’t need a lot to make a difference are few and far between. So Dominic has compiled some of our favourite wheelchair life hacks that we think you should try. Best of all, they can all be done for under £20 each. If you like these ideas, don’t forget to like us on Facebook or follo...[Read More]

Snow tips for wheelchair users

It’s snowing and we thought we would jump aboard the band wagon to talk about it!  Here are some of our top tips and a few toys we would like for the cold weather.  And if you want to win a prize – log in and then read on… Wear gloves Well, obviously.  But did you know putting on some latex or latex-alternative gloves under your main gloves helps to keep your hands dry?  It means...[Read More]

Clean hands are important

When it comes to health, it’s fair to say that many wheelchair users will be more susceptible to bugs, especially given the level of contact with the ground for manual wheelchair users.  Whilst clean hands are important, what can you do to help yourself?  We’ve taken a look at our top 5 tips. 1. Wear gloves Gloves are an easy way to both protect your hands on the handrims as well as ke...[Read More]

International Day of Disability

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a UN-recognised date where the achievements of disability is celebrated.  On 3 December every year, disabled people from around the world take a moment to celebrate their achievements, no matter how big or small. First proclaimed in 1992, 25 years on the day is a chance for everyone to share in success. With this in mind, here are just a few di...[Read More]

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