Looking ahead to Rise South East

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It’s not long now until Rise4Disability in Maidstone.  First of all, if you haven’t got your free tickets click here and register – it takes less than 5 minutes.  If you’ve registered, then you’ll probably looking ahead to Rise South East – and here’s some more to help you plan your day.


Accora will be demonstrating their Configura Comfort – an armchair with rising functions to help the user stand.  It’s also got casters (for easy movement around the home), no-shear backrest and a removable cushion core.  Alongside this will be the Turna System, which is an in-bed turning solution for a single carer.  It’s really helpful if you are someone who relies on your partner or family to help you move positions in the night.

Accora Configura Comfort

Higher Elevation

If you’re considering an alternative to a lift, you might want to consider a wheelchair-platform lift.  Higher Elevation have introduced the FlexStep – a combination of a regular staircase and a lift.  In fact, we thought it was rather cool, so uploaded the video to our Youtube for you to look at.

Enough said – those stairs turning into a platform lift are incredibly cool.  We’ll try to do a Facebook Live with their platform lift.


Rapid Ramp is a modular ramp system manufactured from steel in standard sized components.  They are semi-permanent, which means that you can remove them from a property should you choose to move.  The ramps are finished in galvanised and powder-coated surface.

Rapid Loc

However, sometimes all that’s needed is something to cover the last few inches – which is where their smaller Rapid Loc ramps come in.  If you have a deep door step, then you might benefit from reducing that last step.  Fully modular, they can be built to your needs.

Looking ahead to Rise South East

You might think that we’ve already covered a lot – but there’s more to come!  Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news from Rise4 Disability.  And in our next issue, we’ll be looking at some more motorised exhibitors at Rise4Disability.

A wheelchair user for 20 years, Dominic looks at how a wheelchair works for its user base, not the brochure. Dominic is our lead editor.

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