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Mobility company closure highlights need for stair lifts

3rd February 2014

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

The closure of a mobility aid company specialising in the installation of equipment for the elderly has sparked concerns over the welfare of Farnborough’s disabled community.

With the business going into liquidation after 20 years, its closure has highlighted the need for mobility devices such as walk in baths and stair lifts in the homes of local residents. However, with the help of experts like Handicare, the needs of such individuals can be still be catered for.

Having specialised in stair lifts and level access walk in showers since 1993, the Hampshire company ceased trading earlier this month as a result of late payments. The business helped countless Farnborough residents in the area regain a sense of independence through their newfound mobility and has left many more concerned about what they are going to do now as a result of the development.

The importance of independence

The family-run business provided a range of home-adaption facilities - services of which the local community are still in desperate need of in order to continue enjoying full and happy lifestyles. Thankfully, Handicare supply an excellent range of home stair lifts and mobility aids and can install their products across the country, meeting the need left behind by this unfortunate closure.

The installation of mobility equipment for the elderly and disabled is a service that not only makes life easier for these residents but can also be a lifeline for the families of those who suffer from mobility issues and would otherwise not be able to carry out daily tasks.

Aids such as stair lifts and walk in showers enable users to retain their independence. This impacts positively on mental and physical health alike as, the more active people are allowed to be, the happier they will be as a result.

 

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