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Late summer and early autumn is a time of year when lots of people are looking to relocate. Recent graduates tend to start new jobs in late August or early September and a new generation of students begin moving to their universities at around the same time. Relocating is always a stressful and onerous undertaking,

Enjoying Nature as a Wheelchair User

After a winter which has included several notable cold snaps, it might just about be time to finally start looking forward to the better weather that spring should soon deliver. Getting out and about to enjoy that weather, and the beauty of the natural world around the UK and Ireland, is always a joy but

Moorings Mediquip are excited to announce that in the past few weeks we have secured distribution agreements with both Baffin Technology Systems and Meyland Smith. Both major companies within the assistive equipment field, the agreements with Baffin and Meyland Smith mean that we are now able to offer a whole host of further products to

Halloween is a popular and a fun time of the year, which should be able to be enjoyed by anyone and everyone. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for wheelchair users when it comes to finding costumes for Halloween parties, trick or treating or simply getting into the spirit of the holiday. We’ve searched round for

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In recent years assistive technology in a wide range of areas has developed apace and helps people with all kinds of disabilities to enjoy greater independence and freedom. Those people with visual impairments, however, have for a long time been left a little behind. Fortunately, that is now beginning to change, and the following are

Heading off to university is always a stressful and a challenging experience. When you’re going to be navigating the new waters of academia with a disability, however, it can seem even more daunting. That’s why we’ve put together these handy tips for making sure any soon to be student with a disability can get the

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Tips for Travelling with a Disability

  Now that summer’s arrived, the chances are that your mind may have wandered to the idea of some form of travel, whether that be a foreign holiday, a staycation or simply a day trip. If you or one of your loved ones has a disability, however, planning any kind of trip can seem even

As short and unpredictable as our summer unquestionably is, it’s important to make the most of it while it’s here. That means heading into the great outdoors, soaking up the rays and visiting some of the great attractions and locations this country has to offer. When one of your party is a wheelchair user, however,

For any individual who may require a wheelchair or other mobility equipment, their assessment is a very important day. It is the day after all that determines which type of assistance would be best suited to their circumstances. Assessments are often arranged by your doctor, occupational therapist or physiotherapist and should also always include an

For any quadriplegics out there wondering what it’s like to finally try a power assist tech on a manual wheelchair after years of using a power wheelchair, this blog post is for you. I have been using a power chair for over 20 years and am looking into getting a power assist manual wheelchair. The

Posture is crucial for wheelchair users, as a poor posture in their seated position can lead to pain and problems throughout the body. Good posture means a straight position of the head, symmetrical alignment of the pelvis, a shoulder position slightly backward of the pelvis and a well-formed chest. The following, therefore, are some handy

Five Key Facts about Cerebral Palsy

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and as such, is the perfect time to help people to understand a little more about the condition. That’s why we’ve put together the following five key facts about cerebral palsy,  in order to try to help improve the overall comprehension of the condition and its impact on people.

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