Kidz to Adultz South

Kidz to Adultz South 2016

Posted by admin on 29th March 2016

Thursday 9 June 9:30am – 4:30pm, Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ

One of the largest, FREE UK exhibitions dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and special needs, their families and the professionals who work with them.

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Mobility Roadshow

Mobility Roadshow 2016

Posted by admin on 29th March 2016

Thursday 26 May 10am – 5pm & Friday 27 / Saturday 28 May 10am – 4pm, Silverstone, Northants NN12 8TN

The Mobility Roadshow provides a wealth of product and service information for anyone seeking to regain, or maintain, independent mobility, whether drivers with disabilities, young and novice disabled drivers seeking their first adapted vehicle, options for wheelchair accessible vehicles, older drivers looking for comfortable driving solutions, plus independent living innovations for personal mobility in and out of the home.

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Motability – The Big Event 2016

Posted by admin on 29th March 2016

Friday 13 May to Saturday 14 May – 9am to 4pm, EventCity, Manchester

The Big Event provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with Motability.

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Naidex Logo

Naidex 2016

Posted by admin on 29th March 2016

Tuesday 26 April (trade & healthcare professionals only) Wednesday 27 April to Thursday 28 April (trade, healthcare, consumer) – 10am to 5pm (4pm on Thursday 28 April), NEC Birmingham

Naidex is the UK’s largest disability, rehabilitation and homecare event with over 200 exhibitors showcasing their products to more than 9,000 visitors.

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Gowrings Mobility Caddy helps Ryan support his heroes

Posted by admin on 17th December 2015

It’s been an exciting year for 14 year old Reading Football Club fan Ryan Duval. It all started when players Jem Karacan, Simon Cox and Anton Ferdinand visited Ryan’s school – The Avenue School Special Needs Academy in Tilehurst – to see some of the work pupils had done at the end of last year.

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Karen Darke

“The Game is on” by Karen Darke

Posted by admin on 10th August 2015

Karen Darke, 2012 Paralympic Silver Medalist and Paratriathlon World Champion

A few days back from the World Championships and finally feeling human again (I have peeled myself off the sofa after 2 days feeling super-glued to it…) I’m reflecting on this year’s races and the year ahead to the Rio 2016 Paralympics. It seems only a short while ago since London 2012, but we’re almost there again. It’s the year that counts. The year when performance needs to skyrocket. The year when every nation and athlete are pursuing top form. We’re all chasing medals.

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Wisley event

Sunny Wisley event a success

Posted by admin on 17th July 2015

The sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky as the Gowrings Mobility team made their way to RHS Wisley  in Surrey last Thursday 9th July.

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Karen Darke in action

“The Road To Rio” by Karen Darke

Posted by admin on 23rd June 2015

Karen Darke, 2012 Paralympic Silver Medalist and Paratriathlon World Champion

All year I’ve been training my arms to look like Popeye (or Plastic Man as I recently discovered playing Top Trumps with my friends son Josh!) and pushing myself through pain barriers on the bike, and that time of year that we’ve been doing it all for has finally arrived. The racing season has well and truly begun. We’re just back (the British Para-cycling Team) from almost three weeks away racing at World Cup events in Italy and Switzerland. With only 15 months until the Rio Paralympic Games, it’s a big season for us to collect points for the team, as points equate to places in the Paralympic Games. The more points we can win (by doing well in races), the more places we can qualify for riders in Rio.

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More than 100 a week losing their Motability vehicles, thanks to PIP

Posted by admin on 18th June 2015

More than 100 disabled people every week are losing their Motability vehicles after being assessed for the government’s new disability benefit, the charity has confirmed.

The figures appears to confirm fears that the replacement of working-age disability living allowance with the new personal independence payment (PIP) would see at least 100,000 disabled people lose their Motability car.

Some estimates have suggested that as many as 180,000 DLA claimants could eventually be forced to give up their Motability vehicles after being reassessed for PIP.

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