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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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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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10 Accessible Attractions Across Europe

10 Accessible Attractions Across Europe

Covid-19 has stopped all of us from travelling. But with the vaccine rollout and restrictions beginning to lift, now could be a good time to start thinking about and planning your next holiday – and we all know that when you have a disability, time to plan is key.

Europe is a great option for an accessible holiday. It is a fascinating continent, full of history, culture and leisure activities. In many European cities, there is a wide range of accessible attractions, such as museums, ancient buildings, beaches, viewing platforms, churches, castles and much more.

Continue reading 10 Accessible Attractions Across Europe

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Disability & travelling abroad during (and after) Covid-19

Two hands wearing gloves holding a globe with the word Covid on a post it note

A survey conducted by Strive Mobility in partnership with Disability Horizons has found that nearly 60% of disabled and chronically ill people won’t travel abroad until we know more about Covid-19, and 39% until there is a vaccine. 49% also feel unhappy about the reopening of holiday accommodation in the UK.

Read on to find out what the new travel guidelines are for going abroad, what safety measures holiday accommodation in the UK have to put in place, and discover more about what disabled people really think about the new changes.

Continue reading Disability & travelling abroad during (and after) Covid-19

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Coronavirus Information

In light of recent COVID-19 developments, we have taken the difficult decision to stop taking any further orders for the hire of mobility equipment with the exception of beds (see below).

Our suppliers make every effort to effectively clean all products before they are sent out again but nevertheless, we feel that it’s best to take a prudent approach and not re-use mobility equipment for the time being. 

The situation is obviously not ideal but we feel that this is necessary to ensure the safety of our service users, the community in general and staff throughout the handling process.  We will of course keep you updated with the situation and let you know once normal service can be resumed.

BEDS
One of our suppliers has assured us that during this difficult period, they are able to fulfil our demand for bed hire.  Prices include delivery, collection and decontamination.

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10 Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in London

London Eye on the South Bank

Do you need a getaway after the hustle and bustle of the holidays?  You should consider heading to one of the most-visited cities in the world – London!  After spending the day visiting popular tourist destinations, including Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the London Eye, you’ll be ready for a rest.  Here, we list 10 wheelchair accessible hotels in London to make the most of your visit. Continue reading 10 Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in London

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Shangri La Muscat – A very wheelchair friendly resort

We recently stayed at the wheelchair friendly, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah resort in Muscat with our disabled child.  This was our 3rd time back to the resort in 10 years and it was certainly our best experience to date. Continue reading Shangri La Muscat – A very wheelchair friendly resort