Accommodating Disabled Air Travellers – How the Airports Rate

Posted by admin on 16th August 2017

Regulator finds Heathrow poor for disabled travellers Just as many holidaymakers look forward to flying out for their summer break, Heathrow Airport has received a ‘poor’ rating for accommodating disabled travellers. A report by the industry’s regulator found that Heathrow airport failed to treat some passengers with “dignity and respect”. In Read more

Disabled Shoppers Feel Forced to Shop Online Rather than Battle the High Street

Posted by admin on 27th February 2017

People with disabilities say that poor access in UK town centres forces them to do their shopping online. They also experience difficulties using the most basic facilities such as toilets and changing rooms, according a new report. Many said that they struggle to access shops, cafes and restaurants. Some even said they felt invisible to staff who, Read more

Wheelchair user wins landmark bus victory

Posted by admin on 26th January 2017

Bus drivers must do more to ensure wheelchair users have priority over prams and pushchairs, following a landmark court ruling. Back in 2012, Doug Pulley, a wheelchair user from Yorkshire, began legal action against bus company FirstGroup. He could not board a bus because of a mother with a pushchair refusing to move from the disabled Read more

Safe Christmas driving

Posted by admin on 16th December 2016

Whether you are planning to visit friends and family at the other end of the country, or just around the corner, you need to take extra care on the roads this festive period. Even if you have a new car or wheelchair accessible vehicle, things can go wrong. It is an unfortunate Read more

Plans to shrink the UK disability employment gap

Posted by admin on 10th November 2016

The Government has announced plans to close the disability employment gap in the UK in a new green paper. The aim is to get 1 million disabled people in work and halve the gap between disabled and non-disabled people. Less than five out of 10 disabled people have jobs, compared with Read more

Disability groups welcome end to benefit tests for long term sick

Posted by admin on 04th November 2016

The Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green has delighted disability charities with the announcement that the Government is ending medical assessments for people on long term sick. Mr Green said there was no point in retesting people claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) who have severe conditions and unlikely to Read more

SME Owners on Supporting Disabled Staff

Posted by admin on 21st October 2016

Small business owners recognise benefits of investing in disabled staff An increasing number of SME owners are recognising the benefits of working with people with disabilities. Whilst some employers may think that employing disabled people would be too expensive and too challenging for the business, others have discovered that investing Read more

Gowrings Mobility Ambassador Karen Darke wins Gold at Rio Paralympics

Posted by admin on 26th September 2016

If you are looking for inspiration from this year’s Rio Paralympics, then you don’t have to look much further than hand cyclist, Karen Darke. Already a silver medallist at the 2012 London Paralympics and a Para-triathlon World Champion, Karen can now add gold to her medal collection, after winning cycling’s Read more

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Gowrings Mobility Going from Strength to Strength

Posted by admin on 21st September 2016

We would just like to assure all customers and suppliers that although we share a similar name, Gowrings Mobility are a completely unrelated company to Gowrings Ford of Newbury. In an announcement this week the Motoring Group, whose franchises include Gowrings Ford based locally in Newbury has unfortunately been forced Read more

Disabled drivers warned over blue badge thefts

Posted by admin on 13th September 2016

Disabled drivers warned over blue badge thefts   The amount of blue badges stolen across the UK has tripled over the last three years.   According to the Local Government Association (LGA), who has analysed data from the Department for Transport, there were 2,056 cases of blue badges that were Read more