Disabled Travel for Over 65s

Traveling with a disability can be a challenge all on its own. But when you’re over 65, wheelchair travel can sometimes pose even more difficulties. So if you’re planning your next holiday abroad, be sure to take the necessary precautions. Here are some tips on planning the ultimate holiday for wheelchair users. Choose a Wheelchair

Wheelchair Egress More Important Than Access

I can almost guarantee that 95% of wheelchair users that enter into a multi-storey building will be thinking ahead and be concerned if they will be able to access the upper floors via lift, is the lift wide enough and will there be disabled toilets. These are quite natural concerns, I know because I’ve been

Difference Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is one of those conditions that all of us are aware of but very few of us give consideration to or appreciate just how it can affect the day-to-day tasks of those affected by it. It is reported that nearly 9,000,000 people in the UK alone suffer from one form or other of arthritis

Remember the Acedes Invalid Car?

Anybody out there remember the dreaded ‘Invalid Carriage’? (full name Acedes invalid car) Thankfully now defunct along with that distasteful word used to describe those unfortunate enough to own one! Three wheeled with or without hand controls, (well handlebars actually) two stroke 147cc and later 500cc engine with one seat and room for a folding

Be Safe in the Bathroom

Getting in or out of a bath or raised plinth shower is undoubtedly one of the most difficult as well as dangerous household activities to undertake for the disabled and elderly or anybody with permanent or temporary mobility problems. Getting up to the standing position from a bath even with the best non-slip mat installed

Disability does not mean losing your Independence

There are 9.4 million disabled people throughout the UK, accounting for 18% of the population. Independent living, where possible, is a key factor that can allow the person to lead a more fulfilled life. There is help available Due to the downturn in the UK economy, there has been a big reduction in the availability

Understanding The Motability Scheme

The Motability scheme was set up in 1978 and has to date helped a staggering 3 million people to get a brand new car or wheelchair accessible vehicle. So what do you need to do get a shiny new car and what will it cost you? ABLEize has been digging deeper to get you the

Choosing the Right Hearing Aid

There are more than 10 million people in the UK that have one form or other of hearing loss, that’s a staggering one in six people and 45,000 of them are deaf children and 800,000 of UK people are severely deaf. Apologies for boring you with statistics, that part is now covered I promise you.