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Mobility Roadshow to be reviewed for 2015

16th October 2013

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

 It was recently announced that The Mobility Roadshow, held in Telford, will not be running in 2014. The popular event may not be going for good, however; organisers are undertaking a thorough review of the show to make its offerings even better for those hoping to tackle their mobility difficulties with wheelchair accessible vehicles, chairs for the elderly, scooters and more.

As announced on The Mobility Roadshow's website, organisers Mobility Choice have got underway with a major review of the show after celebrating the 30th anniversary of the event this year. The review process should ensure that future shows and events will offer the best advice and products in light of mobility difficulties that people face today, particularly with regard to the UK's ageing population. This could include an increased focus on mobility solutions used for independent living, such as home stairlifts, rather than simply vehicles designed for those with mobility difficulties who want to retain the freedom of driving.

Jacqui Jones, the Executive Director of Mobility Choice, has said: “This review gives us a great opportunity to refresh and reinvigorate the event to ensure that we continue to deliver the best possible service to all.” Mobility Choice will be utilising its connections with people who have previously visited the show to help them understand what people would suggest to improve the show and make sure that it offers the most useful and enjoyable experience to future visitors.

Anne Frye, Mobility Choice's Chair, emphasised that the aim of The Mobility Roadshow - to help people find solutions to mobility problems - has not changed, and that their values remain the same. The review into the show will identify "what is really needed now and for the future to ensure Mobility Choice stays focussed on the right priorities." With the UK's ageing population and recent changes to financial help and benefit entitlement, The Mobility Roadshow is aiming to reflect these changes and the ever shifting needs of people with mobility difficulties.

 

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