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  • Why Lithium Batteries for Mobility Scooters

    Why Lithium Batteries for Mobility Scooters have gained a stellar reputation for their efficiency, particularly in powering mobility scooters. Thei...
  • 10 Things to Look for When Buying a Mobility Scooter

    Finding the perfect mobility scooter for your needs can be tricky, but if you know what to look for it can make the process much easier. Here are 10 things to keep in mind when selecting a mobility scooter:

    1. Size and Weight: Consider your size and weight before choosing a mobility scooter, as some models may not be able to accommodate larger or heavier users. Many scooters also have adjustable seats and armrests, allowing you to find the most comfortable fit.

    2. Type and Performance: There are three main types of mobility scooters – traditional, folding, and portable – with each offering its own advantages and disadvantages. For example, the traditional type is more robust and capable of handling hills better than other models, while portable types are more compact for easy transport and storage.

    3. Range: Take into account how far you intend to travel on your scooter when selecting a model, as different models will offer varying ranges from 8-30 miles per charge. Also consider that range estimates may vary depending on terrain, weather conditions, speed setting etc., so test out your potential purchase in store before signing off on any purchase.

    4. Speed Settings: Different models come with varying top speeds which range from 4mph (for pavement use) up to 8mph (for roads). Consider how fast you’re likely to travel when looking at different options available – remember that many areas have speed limits applicable to all vehicles including electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters such as parks or local shopping centres which require slower speeds due safety considerations.

    5. Controls: Make sure the controls are easy for you to use with minimal effort – most models come with simple levers or buttons that can be operated using one hand only - otherwise this could prove difficult over time especially if you need to manoeuvre around tight corners etc.

    6 . Ground Clearance: Look for a model that offers good ground clearance so that you don’t get stuck on curbs or uneven surfaces while out travelling around town - typically look out for ones offering at least 3 inches of ground clearance as too low means greater risk of getting stuck in holes or paths with bumps along them!

    7 . Battery Options: Most standard batteries last between 25-50 miles per charge however there are other options such as lithium ion batteries which often offer longer lasting charges; these however do tend to cost more initially but may save you money in the long run through reduced charging costs etc..

    8 . Accessories: When selecting your mobility scooter also consider any additional accessories such as baskets/bags front/back lights etc., all of which could come in handy depending on where/how often you plan on using it and what type of journeys you intend taking - certain shops even offer customisable packages so be sure to enquire about this too!

    9 . Warranty & Support Services: It is always advisable to check the warranty length provided by different manufacturers before making any purchase decisions; most reputable companies will offer at least 12 months coverage but some may go up to 24 months or more so make sure this is something worth considering carefully! Additionally try looking into what type of support services they provide should anything go wrong whilst using their product i.e free repairs/replacement parts etc…

    10 . Cost & Payment Plans: Last but certainly not least comes down pricing – always do an online search firstly compare prices between various retailers before heading into store so that way if there’s any discounts offered during particular times these could end up saving you quite a bit! Also check whether payment plans such as interest-free credit options are available; this way rather than paying upfront once off payments could be spread out over several months allowing you greater flexibility when budgeting accordingly!
  • Thank You To All Key Workers In The Front Line

    We are proud to support our NHS, Emergency Services and Armed Forces with the Blue Light Card.

    The Blue Light Card Entitle's members to a discount both online and at our Letchworth & Harrow Stores.

    Blue Light Card provides those in the NHS, Emergency Services and Armed Forces with discounts both online and in our stores. 

    Each Blue Light Card is personalised for the member and has their name, card number and expiry date on it.

    Shop Online Discounts 

    To claim your Blue Light Card discount online all you will need to do is Log into your Blue Light Card account and head to the Mobility World discount section to find the current promo code. 

    Once you have added products from our website, proceed to check the out. As you proceed through the checkout page you will get the opportunity to enter the Blue Light Card Discount Code into the box marked ‘Have a discount code?’ on the Payment page. Simply Enter the Discount Code and you will see the discount will be applied (excluding delivery costs) prior to any payment being taken. Then simply pay the balance and complete your purchase. 

    Shop Instore 

    In order to use the Blue Light Card at our Letchworth & Harrow Stores Simply present your vaild card instore and the discount will be applied to your purchase (excluding any delivery costs).

    If work for the following organisations but dont have a card please apply here for the Blue Light Card.

    • NHS
    • Ambulance Service
    • Fire Service
    • Police
    • Community First Responders
    • 4x4 Response
    • Second Line Responders
    • Social Care Workers
    • St Andrews Ambulance
    • St John Ambulance
    • British Army
    • Blood Bikes
    • Border Force
    • Cave Rescue
    • Highways England Traffic Officer
    • HM Armed Forces Veterans
    • HM Coastguard
    • HM Prison Service
    • Immigration Enforcement
    • Lowland Search and Rescue
    • MoD Fire Service
    • MoD Police
    • Mountain Rescue
    • Red Cross
    • Reserve Armed Forces
    • RNLI
    • Royal Air Force
    • Royal Marines
    • Royal Navy
    • Search and Rescue
    • UK Visas and Immigration
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  • What should the General Election result mean for social care?

    Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party secured a huge majority as the British public headed to the polls yesterday.

    With a turnout of 67.3%, a number of former Labour safe seats saw Conservative gains.

    One of the early votes last night saw Blyth Valley become a Conservative seat for the first time in its near 70 year history.

    It had been held by Labour since its formation in 1950.

    Commenting on the outcome, one Labour candidate said it was the “worst result Labour could have imagined.”

    Now, aside from the pressing Brexit deal, the British public will turn to Boris Johnson’s election manifesto to see what the next five years will have in store.

    Taking a closer look at adult social care, in the build up to the election, the Conservatives laid out a three-point plan for social care.

    The manifesto pledged an extra £1bn to adult social care in the UK, as well as a commitment to seeking a cross-party consensus on long term reform.

    The plans added that “nobody needing care should be forced to sell their home to pay for it.”

    Speaking at manifesto’s launch, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Since this government has been in power we’ve allocated about £1.5bn towards addressing the social care issue both for adult and child social care and helping local councils with the huge pressures that they face.

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  • PIP assessments – Update June 2018

    PIP assessments – Update June 2018 A number of announcements have recently been made, following the Work and Pensions Select Committee report whi...


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