Welcome to our blog, here you will find information on our latest projects, new products and useful info about the company. In addition we will keep you informed with the latest news and articles regarding the purchasing of you new stairlift

Poppy umbrellas installed in Halifax town centre

Friday 19th October 2018

An eye-catching art installation has been created in Halifax as part of the town's activities leading up to this year's centenary Remembrance Day on November 11. This year's Remembrance Day marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, and to mark it, 30 giant red poppy umbrellas have been carefully suspended above Princess Street in the town centre. The special poppy umbrellas replace conventional umbrellas which had already attracted pedestrians' attention over recent weeks. The poppies are suspended high above the street near the starting point of the Remembrance Day Parade, which will begin outside Halifax Town Hall at 10.20am on Sunday, November 11. Read more at:

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Calderdale weather: Sunshine is here to stay for the rest of the week

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

The sunshine is here to stay in Calderdale as high temperatures and bright skies is set to continue throughout the week. Forecasts show the odd shower will make an appearance over the next couple of days but it will brighten up to long sunny spells towards the end of the week. Temperatures are expected to stay between 17C and 20C throughout the week. Read more at:

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When do the clocks change?

Thursday 22nd March 2018

It's that time of year again — as we head into Spring, the question of people's lips is when do the clocks change? Green shoots are springing up from the flower beds, so it's time to put the clocks forward and enjoy longer daylight hours. The clocks twice a year, in March and October, as part of Daylight Saving Time (DST). When do the clocks change? The clocks go forward one hour at 1am on Sunday March 25. Why do we put our clocks forward in March? The idea of changing the clocks was first proposed by astronomer George Vernon Hudson in 1895, who wanted to bring the working hours of the day into the daylight period, and utilise lighter evenings. But it wasn't until the First…

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Revealed: When you can use contactless payment to board a bus in Calderdale

Tuesday 9th January 2018

Contactless bus payments for First passengers in West Yorkshire will start on January 18 as part of the firm's efforts to speed up its journey times. It means customers can switch from paying with cash to using their card or mobile, a change bosses say will make it easier to catch the bus, as they will not need to worry about having the right change for their bus fare. First hopes the new technology will speed up bus journey times and reverse a trend of recent years where extra buses have had to be added to local services because of delays caused by congestion. Paper tickets up to the value of £30 can be paid for with contactless, where customers request…

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Free Parking For Shoppers In Calderdale

Monday 27th November 2017

It will help those in the run up to Christmas. Shoppers in Calderdale will be able to park for free on Saturdays in selected car parks across the borough in the run up to Christmas. Calderdale Council is offering free parking in a number of car parks in Halifax as well as in five car parks across the towns of Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden, on Saturdays before Christmas. In Halifax, free Saturday parking will be available in the following car parks from Saturday 18 November: Crosshills car park High Street car park Mulcture Hall Road car park Victoria Street car park Free Saturday parking in the other towns in Calderdale will start on Saturday 9 December in the following car parks: Brighouse - Parsonage…

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Your guide to Christmas light switch ons in Calderdale

Thursday 16th November 2017

The festive season is almost upon us with towns and villages in Calderdale ready to shine bright as they switch on their Christmas lights. From historic markets to meetings with Santa, there will be something for everyone across the borough. Brighouse The Christmas lights will be switched on by Santa during the annual Brighouse Christmas Market on Saturday November 25 at 4pm. The weekend will feature street food, a funfair and more to get visitors into the festive spirit. There will even be some camels paying the town a visit! Elland Elland Christmas Festival is taking place on Friday 8 December from 2.30pm with carols, light switch-on, market and Elland's first Handmade Parade. All this and more will be held on Southgate in…

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10 types of equipment to make home life easier

Tuesday 19th September 2017

We all want to stay in our homes for as long as we can, so it's important to look at things you can do and equipment to install to help you keep independent for as long as possible. Visit the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) website for comprehensive information about different aids and equipment for independent living. In the bathroom 1. Removable bath boards Removable bath boards provide a seated platform area over the bath, you sit on the board and turn to sit over the bath. If you experience difficulty stepping in/out of the bath it may be safer to transfer by using the board than by trying to step over the rim. However, you still need to raise your legs over the bath rim,…

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Super Autumn Deals

Monday 18th September 2017

The holidays are now out of the way and its time to start thinking about that Stairlift you promised yourself. We currently have some great deals on new and approved used stairlifts starting from only £795 Give us a ring to arrange a FREE home survey and see how much we can save you!

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How to finance your stairlift

Monday 21st August 2017

For those living with mobility problems, the use of a stairlift is essential to enable them to get around the home and to live independently. Buying a stairlift is a major personal investment, with equipment that is specially manufactured and installed by professionals, but by finding additional funds for a stairlift can make the purchase easier. Knowing what financial options are available can make a difference on how soon the stairlift is installed and what features it has. This guide gives people an insight into the different schemes and grants that are currently available to those who want some financial help. Reconditioned stairlifts Before listing the different methods people can fund buying a stairlift, another great option that is available is to buy…

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Yorkshire Day: 10 reasons why everyone should celebrate this beautiful county Read more:

Tuesday 1st August 2017

But if you don't hail from God's own county, you might be wondering why you should be celebrating the largest county in the United Kingdom. Yorkshire has an outstanding landscape, rich history and diverse culture, which sets the county apart from its neighbours. Here are just some of the reasons why everyone should be celebrating Yorkshire Day. 1. The history It won't take you long to appreciate the deep history this county has to offer - the landscape is filled with beautiful castles and churches, among other stunning historical architecture dating back to the Romans and Industrial Revolution. Yorkshire is more than willing to share its history with the millions of visitors who flock to God's own country each year with world-class museums and historical…

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Out & About in Calderdale - Hardcastle Crags

Thursday 20th July 2017

Walkers, naturalists and those interested in spotting the rare northern hairy wood ant will enjoy the 400 acres of unspoilt woodland which makes up the National Trust property of Hardcastle Crags in West Yorkshire. Nicknamed "Little Switzerland", this scenic wooded valley is popular for guided walks and rambling. A great place to start any visit is at the Visitor Centre in the heart of the woodland, in the converted Gibson Mill building. The centre gives a detailed overview of the history and nature of the area with interactive displays, colourful exhibits and special events from time to time. The mill is used as a community centre and as an educational attraction. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the mill is what…

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Out & About in Calderdale - Cragg Vale

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Although Cragg Vale - known affectionately as "Cragg" by locals - is secluded and peaceful it is close to all necessary urban facilities. The bustling local market town of Hebden Bridge is just 3 miles away, the much larger town of Halifax is 9 miles from us, with Bradford, Leeds and Manchester 30 miles away and easily accessible via the M62, M61 and M6 motorway system in well under an hour. The local bus runs out of Hebden Bridge as the Route C service, otherwise affectionately known to locals as The Cragg Flyer. Cragg valley is a ribbon village development of old stone farms, chapels, houses, pubs and a church. There are a few modern dwellings, though these are mostly hidden…

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Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Welcome to Todmorden, a small market town with a big industrial history, built on the area's success in the cotton trade. Located in the heart of The Pennines, Todmorden is blessed with stunning scenery, magnificent architecture, a diverse range of shops, and a thriving art community ensuring that it has plenty to offer any visitor.  In 2016 Todmorden also became a Walkers are Welcome Town. Situated at the meeting point of three steep valleys, Todmorden is also an ideal base for walking, mountain biking, bird watching, horse riding and much more. Things To Do in Todmorden  There are many fantastic walks, cycle routes and horse rides around the town, depending on length, time available and experience, these could range from a walk to the…

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Thursday 4th May 2017

More about Elland 2017 is a big year for Elland. It marks 700 years since the town received a Royal Charter to hold a weekly market and be classed officially as a market town. To celebrate this momentous anniversary in Calderdale's history, a series of events will be held in the town throughout the year, led by the Elland Development Board. The Board, which was formed last year, is made up of representatives from Calderdale Council, as well as local businesses and members of the local community. It works to bring forward regeneration working with local communities and is putting together a programme of events for 2017 celebrating Elland, looking to the future of the town as well as remembering the past 700…

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Continental cuisine comes to Calderdale

Thursday 4th May 2017

Traders from around the world are setting up shop in Calderdale this week. Halifax is hosting an International Village Market from Thursday (May 4) to Sunday (May 7) with more than 40 stalls along Southgate, Corn Market, Russell Street and Woolshops. Tasty delicacies will include Greek pies, German bratwurst, French crepes, Catalan tapas and paella, Dutch mini pancakes and even ostrich and kangaroo burgers. Fresh food on sale will include olives, baklava, dried fruit and nuts, macaroons from Belgium and French artisan bread. There will also be craft and gift stalls offering items such as South American jewellery and knitwear, Italian silk scarves and a Dutch market garden selling shrubs, bulbs, plants, trees and garden ornaments. A continental street bar will offer continental beers…

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Why Easter Eggs?

Thursday 13th April 2017

The custom of giving eggs at Easter celebrates new life. Christians remember that Jesus, after dying on the cross, rose from the dead. This miracle showed that life could win over death. For Christians the egg is a symbol of Jesus' resurrection, as when they are cracked open they stand for the empty tomb. No-one actually knows when eggs were first used as symbols at festival times but it was long before Jesus' time. Eggs were always thought to be special because although they do not seem alive, they have life within them especially at springtime when chicks hatch out. Long ago people gave gifts of eggs carved from wood or precious stones. The first sweet eggs that were eaten…

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Sowerby Bridge and the Ryburn Valley

Friday 7th April 2017

Sowerby Bridge and the Ryburn Valley Back with our blog on the best places to visit in Calderdale. Sowerby Bridge has something for everyone, beautiful walks along the canal, great places to eat and some of the best night life around. Its a place you wont want to leave Sowerby Bridge has been a crossing point on the Calder and Ryburn rivers since the Middle Ages and probably long before that. Domestic weaving in the hilltop villages of Sowerby and Norland gave way to the building of large water powered mills by the River Calder. Transportation was provided by the building of roads, canals and later, the railway. Most of the mills are now closed, many have found a new lease of…

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Spring is in the air ! Make the most of your garden with an outdoor Stairlift

Friday 10th March 2017

Need help overcoming outdoors stairs? Want to enjoy your outdoors spaces again without worry about falls? Call today to learn more about the Horizon Outdoor Stair Lift. This model has been especially designed for outdoor spaces and can withstand anything Mother Nature throws at it. All the electronic and mechanical components are protected, making it the ideal choice for any straight, outdoor staircase. This model comes standard with a variety of great features, including: a 140 KG weight capacity, a diagnostic digital display that is located right in the arm, a seat belt and a key switch for extra security. The easy to use joystick controls make this stair lift super easy to operate. Get back to enjoying all areas of your home…

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The only way is pup!

Monday 20th February 2017

As people get older, climbing up stairs can be a bit of a challenge. And it's not just humans who have this issue. If you're a pet owner, you'll know our four legged friends can struggle as well. But now stairs are no longer a problem for three dachshunds in one West Yorkshire home. Animal lovers from West Yorkshire were so concerned about their pet Dachshund's bad back they splashed out £1,500 on a stairlift. Sheila Lee, from Ossett, volunteers for West Yorkshire Dog Rescue, where she rescued her dog, Pippa. Pippa developed a bad back, and Sheila and her husband Harry had to fork out thousands for a spine operation. So to stop their other two dogs, Millie and Heidi, developing the…

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Hebden Bridge

Monday 20th February 2017

Ask people where they know in Calderdale and many will say Hebden Bridge, so it seems fitting that we should start our little information blog about one of the breath taking towns not just here in the Calder Valley but anywhere in the UK This handsome little town is awash with creativity - from the artists and musicians hard at work in their studios to the Arts and Music Festival held every year. The town also has a number of famous literary 'residents', including Sylvia Plath whose grave can be found on a medieval settlement in the hills above the town, and former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes whose birthplace can be found in the nearby village of Mytholmroyd Hebden Bridge's cobbled lanes…

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Where is Calderdale?

Thursday 2nd February 2017

I think Calderdale is the best place in the country, from the historic towns and wonderful country side Calderdale has something to offer everyone, but I only have to travel a few miles from home to be asked where is Calderdale? This question has prompted me to make this blog and over the coming weeks I will highlighting some of the fantastic reasons why to visit this wonderful region. To start lets see what is says on the internet The Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale is a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England. It takes its name from the River Calder, whose upper part flows through the borough. Several small valleys contain tributaries of the River Calder. The population at the 2011 Census was…

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What a straight stairlift is

Monday 23rd January 2017

What is a straight stairlift? It is stairlift which runs on one straight piece of rail/track (hence its name). What type of staircase it is suitable for A straight stairlift is only suitable for staircases which are straight. Where there is a curve in the staircase, a straight stairlift should never be fitted. The same goes if there is a bend in the staircase. In some cases, if there is sufficient space in the bend on the staircase, it could be possible to fit 2 straight stairlifts on the staircase (one on each of the straight sections of the staircase). Where a staircase is either curved or has a bend in it, you should install a stairlift where the rail/track can be curved. This…

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What a curved stairlift is

Thursday 19th January 2017

A curved stairlift is one of the two main types of stairlifts that you can install in your house. The other main type being a straight stairlift. Although they both do exactly the same thing (i.e. move people up and down the stairs), the main difference between the two is on the type of rail/track that they run on. In this short article, I will explain what a curved stairlift is, for what type of stairs they are suitable for and the advantages and disadvantages of having this type of stairlift. What is a curved stairlift? It is stairlift which runs on a piece of rail/track that can be curved (hence its name). What type of staircase it is suitable for? It is suitable for any…

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Winter Sale On NOW

Thursday 29th December 2016

We all love a sale, so for a limited period we are offering up to £250 off on selected satirlifts. This means you can have a brand new straight stairlift fully fitted for as little as £1199. Why struggle with stairs?

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Why Does Santa Use The Chimney? Or Does He ......

Tuesday 6th December 2016

The simplest and, indeed, the only certain answer is because he can get in that way. People have been puzzling over this question for quite some time. The influence of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" may have made Santa's entrance by chimney part of America's standard Christmas lore, but Santa's connection with chimneys actually dates back several centuries before the poem. We can see the association already in a charming seventeenth-century Dutch painting by Jan Steen titled "The Feast of St. Nicholas." It depicts St. Nicholas' Day (the giving of Christmas gifts still takes place in several countries on December 6): A little girl is delighted with her gifts, while her brother bewails the fact that he has received nothing. Most interesting…

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Just for a bit of fun ......

Monday 28th November 2016

Trusted member of the Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees Business Directory

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

We are pleased to announce that Calderdale Stairlifts Ltd is now a Trusted member of the Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees Business Directory The history of the Age UK organisations which work towards improving later life, stems back to the 1940s. The famous names 'Age Concern' and 'Help the Aged' were born in the 1960s and 70s. After decades of working independently to help older people, Age Concern England and Help the Aged joined together in April 2009 to create a new charity dedicated to improving later life for everyone. As of April 2010, they have been known as Age UK. Local Age UKs all share the same ethos and brand but offer different services that suit the needs of their local area, they…

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The story of the poppy

Thursday 10th November 2016

During the First World War (1914-1918) much of the fighting took place in Western Europe. Previously beautiful countryside was blasted, bombed and fought over, again and again. The landscape swiftly turned to fields of mud: bleak and barren scenes where little or nothing could grow. Bright red Flanders poppies (Papaver rhoeas) however, were delicate but resilient flowers and grew in their thousands, flourishing even in the middle of chaos and destruction. In early May 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lt Col John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies to write a now famous poem called 'In Flanders Fields'. McCrae's poem inspired an American academic, Moina Michael, to make and sell red silk poppies which were…

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Halloween History & Origin

Monday 31st October 2016

Halloween is the one of the oldest holidays still celebrated today. It's one of the most popular holidays, second only to Christmas. While millions of people celebrate Halloween without knowing its origins and myths, the history and facts of Halloween make the holiday more fascinating. Some people view Halloween as a time for fun, putting on costumes, trick-or-treating, and having theme parties. Others view it as a time of superstitions, ghosts, goblins and evil spirits that should be avoided at all costs. As the Christian debate goes on, celebrating Halloween is a preference that is not always viewed as participating in an evil holiday. Halloween is often celebrated with no reference to pagan rituals or the occult. Halloween History Halloween is on October 31st,…

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Why Get A Stairlift?

Thursday 27th October 2016

The thought of growing older or suddenly needing more help with mobility can be very daunting. Sometimes people can find that the place they used to call home has now become scary and intimidating as they try to navigate up and down stairs, sometimes becoming trapped and only able to use certain areas of the home.   Some are faced with the prospect of having to give up their homes and relocate which is the last thing you may want to do. If the thought of having to relocate is too stressful for you, then looking into mobility options such as a stairlift may be a more suitable and lower stress option.   Sometimes people are hesitant about getting a stairlift because they see…

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Ever Considered An Outdoor Stairlift?

Tuesday 25th October 2016

It's this time of year when outdoor steps can become very slippery and dangerous, many people think of an outdoor stairlift for mainly summer use which in many cases can be correct but they are designed to be used all year round especially to combat the severe condition that winter can bring. Our outdoor stairlifts have been chosen because of their durability - they are designed to resist the elements, being fully waterproof, UV stable and able to operate in a wide range of temperatures. You can opt for a heavy duty motor, which is capable of carrying up to 140kg/22st. A waterproof cover is also provided to keep it dry when you're not using it. So come rain or shine, you…

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Free Scooter hire from Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees

Wednesday 19th October 2016

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are offering free mobility scooter hire in the run up to Christmas from their Choices Centre shop in Halifax town centre. We would like to offer a helping hand to anyone who has difficulty getting around the shops to get their Christmas shopping done. This special promotion starts on Saturday 14 th and will run through to Saturday 21nd December when mobility scooter and wheelchair hire will be absolutely free from the Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees Choices Centre in Woolshops. "Christmas shopping can be stressful enough at the best of times" says Gary Varley, the  Shopmobility Manager at Age UK. "We want to do our bit to help our clients old and new have a safe…

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Ever Considered a Stairlift? But Don't Want To Buy.....

Friday 7th October 2016

Affordable Stairlift Rental The Low-Cost Solution There are many varying reasons why renting a stairlift may make the most sense for you. Your requirements may be for a temporary stairlift, you may just want to "try before you buy", or you may appreciate the low cost monthly payment coupled with the peace of mind of the inclusive service and maintenance costs. Whatever your requirement, our monthly stair lift hire offers a low cost solution to climbing the stairs. Advantages include: Free 24 hours a day 7 days a week breakdown cover Option to purchase the stairlift at any time Fixed payments for life No minimum or maximum rental term Free servicing and maintenance From £50.00 Per calendar month - affordable monthly payments Extremely low installation costs Our Stairlift Rental options are…

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Who Is Your Local Stairlift Specialist?

Monday 3rd October 2016

With so many of us using the internet to find the supplier of our next purchase, do we really know who we are buying from? Call me old fashioned but I like to deal with local people who I know I can rely on should I need after sales service. Many business's advertise as local but local to who? I can google Stairlift Companies who claim to be in Halifax or the surrounding area who are in fact based at the other end of the country. Here's a few tips to ensure you are dealing with who you think you are 1. Research the company, do they have a local address? 2. Ring the company and ask where they are based? 3. If…

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Are your stairs telling you something?

Monday 26th September 2016

A staircase should never come between you and your independence at home. Calderdale Stairlifts provide a wide selection of stairlifts from the most trusted brands in the industry, each one promising you safe and easy navigation up and down the stairs once again.

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Halifax Demo Room

Thursday 22nd September 2016

We know there is no substitute for being able to try things before you buy, whether it's a pair of shoes or a top of the range car, you want to know if it fits and what it feels like. Stairlifts are no different and that's why we encourage people to pay us a visit and try our stairlifts in our Halifax demonstration room, here you can see if the stairlift is a good fit for you, have a chat, get the answers to all your questions and have a nice cup of Yorkshire Tea .... we even have a selection of cakes! Give us a call and book an appointment .... there is no obligation to buy, no hard sell,…

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Easy 4 Step Guide To Measure For A Straight Stairlift

Tuesday 20th September 2016

Measuring Guide If your thinking of having a straight stairlift installed follow our quick and easy measuring guide. This will help when you first contact the stairlift company with an enquiry. However always allow the company to complete their own survey, this will ensure that the installation goes smooth without any problems.

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My Stairs Are Too Narrow?

Monday 12th September 2016

One of the most common questions is "Is my staircase too narrow?" With todays modern stairlifts its surprising how little room you actually need, but here's a handy tip that you can try at home A stairlift can be installed in most homes, all stairlifts on sale in the UK are fitted to the tread of the stairs, normally screwed through the carpet. The most common problem which prevents installation, is the width of the staircase.  In theory a lift will fit onto a staircase that is 690 mm (27") wide. In practice the user may not be able to use the lift because there is insufficient clearance for their knees. Most people will require about 750 mm (29½") to be…

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Arthritis is UK's biggest cause of mobility problems

Monday 5th September 2016

There are many reasons why someone might need a stairlift to maintain or improve the quality of their everyday lives, but the main one is arthritis. In the UK, arthritis is recognised as the biggest cause of pain and mobility problems. It is estimated that there are currently around 10 million people in the UK living with some form of arthritis, with levels varying from mild to chronic. In its simplest terms, arthritis refers to inflammation of the joints, meaning that most people with arthritis will experience some level of pain, discomfort and difficulty when moving around. Arthritis is classed as a rheumatic disease - 'rheumatic' referring to aches and pains in the joints bones and muscles. There are more than 200…

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When a Curved Stairlift is required

Tuesday 30th August 2016

You may have recently had the difficult decision as to whether or not to have a stairlift installed for either yourself or someone you care about, and are now in need of more information to which type of stairlift you require. We are often asked, either by telephone or by email, if they need a curved stairlift due to the layout of their staircase. We have put together a diagram on the left, depicting the different types of staircases that need a curved stairlift installed. (from top left, to bottom right) 1. Straight stairs, platform in the middle. Although some may think that they do not need a curved stairlift as the stairs run in a straight line, there needs to be a…

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Tips When Buying A Stairlift

Monday 22nd August 2016

A stairlift is a bespoke item, made to measure to your own specifications, so it's important to make sure you're looking out for the right things to make sure you get something which is going to be perfect for you and allow you to make your life easier. Don't Be Pressured A lot of companies will send a salesman out to your property instead of a surveyor. These people are trained in high pressure sales and can often make people feel pressured into commiting to a purchase right then and there. Don't be afraid to take time to think about your options, go and talk to family and come back and ask questions. Know Your Requirements A lot of requirement…

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Safety On Stairs

Thursday 18th August 2016

The stairs can be one of the most obvious challenges around the home, but getting a stairlift installed can really help. Safety has to be the ultimate priority and the stairs are one of the places we can trip. If you think this is of concern to you get a quotation for a stairlift. Stairlifts can be a major help in making your home accessible on all floors so you can access the bathroom and get the full use of your home, after installing your stair lift like all others who delayed getting one earlier will say " I wish I'd got one years ago." I hear this on a daily basis in my job.

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