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Disability Access in Qatar Ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup

FIFA World Cup

Disability Access in Qatar Ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup

 

Cast your mind back to 2010 – a time before the London 2012 Games, and you might remember that Qatar won the fierce bid to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup. It was a watershed moment with the global tournament awarded to the Middle East for the first time in its 92-year history.

Since then there has been much publicity around Qatar’s readiness. Not just as a hosting nation in football terms, but as a host to the millions of visitors that will pass through its doors. Over 2.89 million tickets have been sold to the 64 matches taking place, set on a global stage. But what does this mean for the millions of fans hoping to attend with a disability? Continue reading Disability Access in Qatar Ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup

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A Comprehensive Guide to Travelling Abroad with a Disabled Child

Boy in wheelchair on beach

A Comprehensive Guide to Travelling Abroad with a Disabled Child

 

There’s nothing quite like having a family holiday to look forward to. However in a post-pandemic world, and with the added challenges that Brexit brings, planning ahead has never been more important. This is especially true if you are one of the many families that travels with special needs children. Continue reading A Comprehensive Guide to Travelling Abroad with a Disabled Child

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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Everything You Need to Know 

Wheelchair accessible vehicle

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Everything You Need to Know 

Also known as WAVs, a wheelchair accessible vehicle offers more freedom, flexibility, safety, and comfort to the mobility impaired. The term is used to describe any vehicle (car, minivan, or bus) that has been adapted to cater for wheelchair users. 

The majority of these are adapted for disabled passengers, rather than drivers, although the latter is also possible and usually comes with a higher degree of customisation. Passengers should be able to enter the vehicle in their wheelchair using a ramp or lift to one of the rear or side doors. Meanwhile, driver-adapted cars have additional adaptations so that a disabled person can either drive directly from their wheelchair or enter the driver’s seat from an internal transfer.  Continue reading Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Everything You Need to Know 

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9 Accessible Places to Visit in Scotland 

9 Accessible Places to Visit in Scotland 

Edinburgh Castle

 

Scotland is a stunning country, with a wealth of natural beauty and cultural attractions to explore. With the COVID-19 crisis having cast an unfavourable shadow over travelling overseas, the northern nation is also the ideal choice for a low-cost, hassle-free holiday. 

The best news? Scotland is filled to the brim with accessible adventures for the mobility impaired, making it one of the most disabled-friendly destinations in the UK. Here, we take a look at some of the best wheelchair accessible attractions in Scotland, along with some essential travel information. If you need to hire mobility equipment when you get there, Strive Mobility has everything you need for a stress-free stay.  Continue reading 9 Accessible Places to Visit in Scotland 

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Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in the UK

Lady in a wheelchair going on to a train

Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in the UK

As a disabled individual, you undoubtedly know that you face extra challenges when travelling. Even in the UK, which is one of the most accessible countries for travel as a disabled person, there is still a long way to make it a comfortable and empowering experience.

In the UK, we’re lucky to live in one of the most accessible countries for travellers in the world. However, even in a country like the UK, challenges remain. In 2019, it’s estimated that disabled adults made 26% fewer trips than those without a disability. The gap is even more significant for the elderly aged 65+.

Not only do disabled persons face challenges when it comes to a lack of accessible equipment and infrastructure, but also information and personal aid (when required). Continue reading Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in the UK

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A Guide To Hospital Bed Hire

Woburn Ultimate Bariatric Profiling Bed

A Guide To Hospital Bed Hire

Do you or someone you care for require mobility products for day-to-day life or when travelling?

Whether you need equipment in the short-term after an accident or you are looking for increased comfort over the long-term, Strive Mobility can help you. Renting vital equipment may better suit your needs and your finances than buying outright.

In this guide to hospital bed rental, we help you to find the bed that is right for you or your loved one. We talk about the different types of beds available, who they can help, and the benefits they offer. Continue reading A Guide To Hospital Bed Hire

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Top 5 Mobility Scooters for Travel

A Range of Mobility Scooters to Hire for Travel

Top 5 Mobility Scooters for Travel

Whatever your reason for going on a trip, and wherever you are going, it is important to make the very most of it. That means being able to go where you want and do everything you want to do. Having a good mobility scooter will make all these things possible.

When looking for mobility scooters for travel, you will find there are multiple options to choose from. We’ve made the process easier, by assessing the best that are on the market to come up with our top five mobility scooters for travel.

Before looking at Strive Mobility’s list of best mobility scooters, let’s first look at the characteristics we looked for as well as the differences between mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs when travelling.

Continue reading Top 5 Mobility Scooters for Travel

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Strive Mobility supports WeThe15. It’s time for change!

Strive Mobility supports WeThe15 (https://www.wethe15.org/the-campaign):

Key facts:

 
1. Around 15 per cent of the world’s population live with disabilities.  They are the world’s largest minority (WHO)
2. 40% of the 1.2 billion people with disabilities worldwide live below the poverty line (IDCC)
3. 50% of all people with disabilities can’t afford healthcare
4. In developing countries, 90% of children with disabilities do not attend schools (UNESCO)

Continue reading Strive Mobility supports WeThe15. It’s time for change!