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Classic Canes launches new trade catalogue

Walking stick specialists Classic Canes are celebrating their 32nd year in business with a new, 60-page trade catalogue.  Available now, the catalogue illustrates the 600-plus range of walking sticks, seat sticks and umbrellas, from everyday sticks to fine collectors’ canes. The product photography is interspersed with the stylish and eye-catching lifestyle photography for which Classic Canes is well known.  Managing Partner, Charlotte Gillan, explains: “For some people, walking sticks have negative connotations.  They imagine them as dreary symbols of infirmity, and do not appreciate what elegant and stylish accessories and gifts they can be.  Through imaginative lifestyle photography, we...

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REHACARE 2014

One of the central issues of our times is how to deal with disabilities, care needs and lead a largely self-determined life in old age. This was impressively documented by the international trade fair REHACARE 2014, drawing to a close after four days on Saturday, 27th September. 51.250 trade visitors, people affected and dependants came to the Dusseldorf exhibition halls to learn from 902 exhibitors from 36 countries about innovative assistive technologies, gain new insights and exchange experiences. This means that the trade fair, which presents a comparable line-up of ranges every two years, registered a slight increase in...

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Trade Days – What You Need To Know

Trade Days is the new event for businesses who retail, wholesale, manufacture or supply products for the mobility, independent living and assistive technology market. It is a ‘trade-only’ event created at the request o the Trade which demanded its own event that would be more relevant, more focused and more tailored to retailers and suppliers needs and which would allow the creation of new business relationships, better buying opportunities, provide practical educational sessions and generate ideas for growth. Visitor Information How to register: call 01635 879 311 or visit www.tradedays.co.uk/2a Show opening times: Sunday 5th October – registration opens...

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Abacus Healthcare makes bathing more enjoyable for Southampton family

28-year-old Katherine Orman from Southampton, who lives with severe disabilities, can now experience the pleasure of being bathed at home thanks to a Gemini platform bath from Abacus Healthcare. Katherine requires 24-hour care from her mother, Gillian, and a Social Services care team. As Katherine has grown, bathing her at home had become extremely difficult and resulted in more bed washing. Since Katherine is unable to walk, moving her between rooms, from her bed and into the bath, requires transfer equipment such as hoists and wheelchairs. Although these have resolved many moving and handling issues, bathing Katherine in a...

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Nick Allen, Pride Mobility Products Ltd

We take a minute to get to know the leading figures within the independent living sector a little bit better. This month we caught up with Nick Allen, Managing Director at Pride Mobility Products Ltd. What are you most passionate about in your role at Pride Mobility? We are currently in very exciting times at Pride Mobility. I’m really enthused by the advances we will see with the Quantum range over the coming months, especially moving into high rehab powerchair solutions. The acquisition of Stealth will also advance our product range even more so. In what ways do you...

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