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Odiham Cottage Hospital take delivery of a new Fiat Ducato mini bus WAV

New Transport for Hampshire Day Care Centre

Posted by Gillian on 12th December 2019

  Gowrings Mobility recently delivered a new minibus to delighted staff at Odiham Cottage Hospital.  The new liveried Fiat Ducato will support the busy Rosedale Day Centre which is based at the hospital. The centre is held three times a week and is run by Hampshire Age Concern.  Many of…

The Vauxhall Combo Life – a review

Posted by Gillian on 12th November 2019

DRIVEable Magazine – the guide to Disability Motoring recently carried out a review of our new Vauxhall Combo Life.   “The Vauxhall Combo Life is certainly a good choice to base a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) conversion on, with everything going for it: practicality, versatility and impressive standard specification.” Click…

Gowrings – Past, Present and Bright Future

Posted by Gillian on 12th November 2019

Commercial Director, Lorraine Farnon, was recently interviewed by the DRIVEable magazine (the Guide to Disability Motoring). The interview gives a great insight into Gowrings’ business and its plans for the future.   Click here to read the article      

Press Release: Gowrings Mobility Drives Growth with Acquisition of O&H Mobility Conversions

Posted by Gavin Kerrigan on 16th May 2019

One of the leading UK Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists, Berkshire based Gowrings Mobility is taking an important step to grow its business and provide a wider vehicle range and service with the acquisition of O&H Mobility. The acquisition was finalised on 8th April 2019. Based in Goole, East Yorkshire, O&H…

Blue Badge scheme extended to include hidden disabilities

Posted by admin on 11th September 2018

People living with disabilities such as a mental health condition and autism, will be eligible next year for a Blue Badge parking permit. From 2019, people with ‘hidden disabilities’, less obvious illness and disabilities, will have the right to a parking permit, allowing them to park in places not available…

Campaigners Push for Disabled Access Rating System

Posted by admin on 24th January 2018

A petition to create a system which rates business premises on their accessibility, has attracted thousands of signatures. Campaigners representing the Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People, reignited the accessibility debate, arguing that the government should do more to help those who with disabilities live normal lives. While the initiative is…

More people with disabilities now in postgrad study – but is enough done to support them?

Posted by admin on 16th November 2017

The number of people entering postgraduate study with disabilities has doubled in the last decade, according to the Higher Education and Funding Council for England (HEFCE). But while positive news, in reality, do people with disabilities in postgrad study receive the support they need?  Universities now more accommodating Disability Rights…

Inspirational wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft wins Disabled Sportswomen Award

Posted by admin on 03rd November 2017

World champion and Paralympian Hannah Cockroft, has just scooped the title of Great Britain’s 2017 Disability Sportswoman of the Year. The award is one of seven awards presented at the glittering annual Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year awards. Now in their 30th year, the awards look to celebrate the outstanding achievements…

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…

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…