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Mobility News

CareCo Garden Tools Designed To Ease Hand and Wrist Pain

June 20, 2024 - by Will Harrison

When we get older, we naturally become less mobile. Arthritis, rheumatism and simply the aches and pains of daily life means we struggle to do the things we once took for granted. Gardening is one of the simple pleasures in life. It means bending over, kneeling down and getting up again. This means potential injury. We don’t want you to give up your small pleasures in life such as gardening. 

CareCo Supports Spirit of Normandy D-Day Veterans with a Fleet of Wheelchairs

June 05, 2024 - by Jon Wade

The Spirit of Normandy Trust contacted us earlier in the year seeking assistance, as several of their veterans wanted to travel over to Normandy for the D-Day celebrations, but required mobility assistance. As a thank you to our war heroes we gifted 6 Optima Self-Propelled Wheelchairs, which seemed the perfect choice for veterans who are defiantly independent, but sometimes need a helping hand too. 

The Importance of Mobility For Mental Health

June 03, 2024 - by Jon Wade
The Mental Health Foundation's Mental Health Awareness Week starts on Monday 13th and runs til Sunday 19th May. The theme for this year is Body Image and they are talking about how our body image impacts on how we feel. While many associate body image with being a concern for the young, people of all ages are affected by it. Our bodies change as we get older, and combined with decreasing opp...

Sandra’s Story - Using Mobility Aids on the Long Road to Recovery from Spinal Surgery

February 05, 2024 - by Jon Wade

Today we share one person’s very personal journey through live-saving surgery, and how mobility aids have helped her on the road to recovery. 

New CareCo Hull showroom is open for business

January 03, 2024 - by Will Harrison

The 29th CareCo showroom is now open for business! Serving customers in the North East of England, CareCo Hull is our latest state of the art facility, and carries a wide range of CareCo mobility products, furniture and gadgets.

Which? Best Mobility Scooters Features 3 CareCo Products

July 14, 2022 - by Will Harrison
Which? declared not one, not two, but three CareCo products in their "Best mobility scooters" list, which was published on 7 Jul 2022.

NHS Recommended Daily Living Aids

May 19, 2022 - by Jon Wade
Daily living aids make the world of difference to an individual’s day to day life, and can be the crucial factor when it comes to living independently, without being reliant on the assistance of others.

Planning Your Great Escape - Stay Safe And Stay Active

March 03, 2022 - by Will Harrison
Now that most Covid restrictions have been lifted many people are starting to venture out for the first time in over two years. Many are still very worried about being exposed to Covid, but the general advice is that if you are vaccinated and continue to take measures to protect yourself with a mask, then you can start to live a more normal life again. Spring is in the air, and it won't be long...

Don't Let Your Age and Mobility Stop You From Gardening!

March 03, 2022 - by Will Harrison
Spring is a great time to get outside and get your hands stuck into nature; the increased daylight and – hopefully – sunshine and warmth are great mood boosters, and will help you shake off winter's chill. But what if you're a gardening novice? Well, we here at CareCo have compiled a short blog on how to prepare yourself and your garden, whether you're green-fingered or otherwise.

Disabled Influencers Aren’t Only A Marketing Device

October 20, 2021 - by Pippa Stacey
It’s no secret that the word ‘influencer’ has become quite a loaded one over the last few years. We’re at a point in time where in most people, that word conjures up quite a set image: conventionally beautiful people living aspirational lives, with hundreds of thousands of people following said lives online.

How To Support Elderly People in Isolation

July 06, 2021 - by Jon Wade
The biggest challenge during this outbreak will be for those who currently require regular home visitors from care workers and family members to help with every day tasks from dressing and washing, to cooking, cleaning and dealing with letters and helping with medicine and doctors appointments.

8mph Mobility Scooters With The Best Range for Road Travel

July 04, 2021 - by Jon Wade
If you tend to travel far and take your mobility scooter on the road then you need not only a comfortable class 3 mobility scooter, but also one that will go the distance. Here are our best performing mobility scooters.

Employment and Long-Term Illness: A Change Is Overdue

June 30, 2021 - by Pippa Stacey
Ever since I acquired my chronic illness, accessible and inclusive employment has been a topic close to my heart. Like many people with long-term illnesses, I’m one of the ‘in-betweeners’. While I was studying, I knew that I would be well enough to pursue a career in some capacity after I graduated. However, I definitely wouldn’t be well enough to do full-time hours, commute to a workplace, ...

New Products for May 2021

May 14, 2021 - by Jon Wade
If you want to step out in style this Spring, take a look at the Epsom Luxury Walking Cane. It comes in three stylish designs, each with a unique pattern and colour: there's a luxurious purple dash, blue ice, or a colourful and fun rainbow mosaic.

The Long Covid Enigma - Lessons Learned From ME/CFS

May 07, 2021 - by Pippa Stacey
Every May, we honour ME Awareness Month. Every May, people living with ME/CFS come together to share their lived experiences and use their limited energy to advocate for change. Every May, we try our best to show those outside of the community why they should care about ME/CFS awareness too.

Has Lockdown Changed Your Relationship With Your Mobility Aids?

April 26, 2021 - by Pippa Stacey
Over the last year, I’ve barely visited any public places. Any trips out of the house have been short enough for me to stand and walk without requiring wheels, and as a result, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve used George (my transit wheelchair) and Janice (my power-chair) in the last twelve months.

The End Of Lockdown, But Not The End Of Loneliness

March 19, 2021 - by Pippa Stacey
I have an energy-limiting chronic illness, and because of necessary pacing and activity management to keep on top of my symptoms, I’m primarily based at home. I work from home, socialise from home, and do my best to live a full and happy life from home…

Dealing With Chronic Migraines – My Experiences

March 11, 2021 - by Pippa Stacey
My entire life had to be adapted to fit around my chronic migraines – not ideal for somebody who had just started studying for their postgraduate degree.

Resolving The Resolution Dilemma – Compassion Over Achievements?

January 08, 2021 - by Pippa Stacey
If you’re feeling inspired to make a change but you too want to avoid sacrificing anything else as we head into 2021, allow me to share a few ideas for more compassionate resolutions you could consider instead…