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News

Latest industry news from your local mobility equipment supplier in the Midlands

As an established Stairlift and Mobility equipment supplier and installer in the Midlands, Capitol Mobility will provide you with the latest mobility industry news.

  • Capitol Mobility Showrooms Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 Opening Times

    Thu, 06 Dec 2018

    Capitol Mobility Showrooms will close Friday 21st December at 12.30 pm and re-opens Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

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  • MP in charge of disability benefits resigns over Brexit disagreement

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018

    Esther McVey is no longer the Work and Pensions Minister after she resigned from her role amid disagreements over the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal.

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  • Black Friday Deals 2018 at Capitol Mobility officially starts today!

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018

    Today Black Friday Deals officially starts at Capitol Mobility. We have some amazing reductions on stock held in our Showrooms and other offers to tempt you. Our Black Friday Deals Event runs from Fri...

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  • Capitol Mobility 'Black Friday Deals' Event 16th to 23rd November 2018

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018

    Capitol Mobility is holding an exciting Black Friday Event 16th to 23rd November 2018

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  • Mobility dealers need comprehensive knowledge of suppliers’ product ranges for savvy customers

    Thu, 25 Oct 2018

    Mobility equipment dealers now need to have comprehensive knowledge of suppliers’ product ranges because customers these days are much savvier and the competition in the retail market is greater.

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  • Mobility scooter safety scheme could be rolled out across county

    Wed, 24 Oct 2018

    A mobility scooter awareness training scheme has been developed for users helping to reduce incidents involving scooters, could be rolled out across county.

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  • Government's new data shows under half of PIP applications in Northern Ireland are awarded

    Mon, 10 Sep 2018

    The Department for Communities has just released some new data in a report called ‘Personal Independence Payment: Experimental Statistics (May 2018)’ which highlights statistics about the ...

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  • BHTA calls for ‘bed blocking’ to be treated as an emergency and releases plans

    Mon, 03 Sep 2018

    BHTA calls for ‘bed blocking’ to be treated as an emergency and releases plans for tackling delayed discharges.

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  • Capitol Mobility Bank Holiday closure and Emergency Cover

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018

    Bank Holiday Showroom closure and Emergency Callout Service

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  • Hospital’s glow-in-the-dark equipment to reduce the risk of falls

    Thu, 26 Jul 2018

    Ward 4 at Burton Hospital had the highest fall at night rate, so they decided to do something about it and created ‘Glow-in-the-dark’ panels on Zimmer frames.

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  • The Big Event - NEC, Birmingham July 2018

    Mon, 18 Jun 2018

    UK's largest display of vehicles for disabled people and discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with the Motability Scheme.

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  • Government Powered Wheelchairs Scooter Road Rules

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018

    Government Rules for users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters

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  • Government looks to address PIP problems after claimants’ struggles

    Tue, 05 Jun 2018

    Following a report by the Work and Pensions Committee on PIP and Employment and Support Allowance assessments highlighting “a pervasive culture of mistrust” and performance failures of contractors.

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  • Capitol Mobility Bank Holiday closure and Emergency Cover

    Wed, 23 May 2018

    Bank Holiday Showroom closure and Emergency Callout Service

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  • Change of name for RICA

    Thu, 03 May 2018

    RICA, the disability and older consumers’ research charity, has today changed its name.

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  • Seven staff at mobility firm sentenced for ‘particularly nasty’ scam

    Tue, 24 Apr 2018

    Two directors and five employees of Peterborough-based mobility company, Life Comfort Products Ltd, have been sentenced for their role in a scam that targeted homeowners on their doorsteps and reportedly made an estimated £17m in the last two years.

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  • Online mobility retailers with ‘misleading’ delivery charges must clarify policies

    Fri, 13 Apr 2018

    The advertising watchdog issued the enforcement notice after campaigners highlighted complaints from people in rural areas saying they faced a “postcode lottery” in additional delivery fees.

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  • Capitol Mobility Easter Closure and Emergency Callout Service

    Thu, 29 Mar 2018

    Capitol Mobility Easter Closure and Emergency Callout Service

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  • Over 65 yrs old homeowners are investing in a Stairlift as home improvements

    Wed, 28 Mar 2018

    Nearly quarter of over-65 homeowners are considering investing in a stair lift as part of wider home improvements to make their houses ready for when they retire.

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  • Naidex April 2018

    Mon, 12 Mar 2018

    The Naidex event 25th – 26th April 2018 is Europe's most exciting event dedicated to the disability, healthcare and independent living sectors.

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  • BHTA: Wheelchair users in UK to be given enhanced rights for bus travel

    Fri, 09 Mar 2018

    Decision follows supreme court ruling that bus companies must do more for wheelchair users

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  • National Audit Office asked to look into Motability

    Tue, 13 Feb 2018

    Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has asked the National Audit Office to look into the finances and pay policy of the Motability charity.

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  • Mobility and Disability Events Calendar for your diaries

    Mon, 22 Jan 2018

    Mobility and Disability Events Calendar for your diaries

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  • Capitol Mobility Showrooms Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 Opening Times

    Wed, 20 Dec 2017

    Have a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year! Capitol Mobility Showrooms will close Friday 22nd December at 12.30 pm and re-opens Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Our Christmas Showroom closure will no...

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  • Charities - Support and Financial information for Mobility Equipment/Home Adaptations

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017

    Charities we have close working relationships with who can improve your life:-

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  • Scooter collision results in ‘life changing’ injuries for elderly woman

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017

    A mobility scooter user who collided with a pedestrian in Suffolk has reportedly caused ‘life changing’ injuries to the elderly woman who is in her 80s.

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  • Simplyhealth closes its retail operations

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017

    Simplyhealth has announced that it has taken the decision to close its store-basedretail operations, developed as The Unlimited Company, following the availability of mobility products being provided by large general retailers and online providers.

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  • Manufacturers, Suppliers and Associations Information

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017

    Read up to date manufacturer and supplier Information on the products we sell. Read up on your rights from the BHTA and know you are in Capitol Mobility's safe hands.

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  • Independent Mobility News, Information and Products in the UK

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017

    Read up to date independent industry news for mobility information, advice and products in the UK

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  • The Mobility Roadshow Closes after 34 years

    Fri, 13 Oct 2017

    The Mobility Roadshow, an event which has been providing opportunities for disabled and older people to find out about driving and other mobility options since 1983, has announced it is to close.

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  • Jail time for mobility company boss

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017

    The boss of a Derbyshire mobility company Peak Healthcare Limited has been jailed for one year after pleading guilty to unfair trading which resulted in some elderly victims losing thousands of pounds.

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  • ‘Massive regional imbalance’ in people getting NHS mobility equipment

    Wed, 02 Aug 2017

    There is a huge imbalance in the chances of getting mobility equipment like wheelchairs on the NHS, and the post code lottery is leading people to buy equipment privately, an investigation has claimed.

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  • BHTA launches disciplinary action against company after BBC investigation

    Wed, 12 Jul 2017

    The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) has begun disciplinary action against 'Arise Mobility' following allegations made in a BBC Rogue Traders investigation that its selling techniques breached the approved Code of Practice.

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  • Company resigns from BHTA before disciplinary hearing

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017

    A BBC Rogue Traders investigation has led to Arise Mobility resigning from the BHTA (British Healthcare Trades Association) prior to a disciplinary hearing.

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  • AMP - Redditch Shopmobility celebrates 30 years of equipment supply

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017

    Capitol Mobility Supplies and Maintains all the equipment at Redditch Shopmobility who are celebrating 30 years

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  • AMP - MARKET OVERVIEW: Rethinking custom seating

    Tue, 20 Jun 2017

    The industry is changing its perspective on custom and specialist seating Leaders in the mobility sector and healthcare professionals are being urged to market their seating products as essential medical kit rather than luxury comfort items.

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  • AMP - Reports on the fear of Rogue Traders

    Tue, 20 Jun 2017

    Access and Mobility Professional reports fears that rogue mobility traders could take advantage of vulnerable elderly or disabled people.

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  • Rica - New mobility product review site to launch

    Tue, 13 Jun 2017

    A new Which?-style product review website is to launch which will allow disabled customers to post and read reviews online about mobility equipment they have bought.

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  • National scooter registration service launches

    Thu, 30 Mar 2017

    The National Federation of Shopmobility has launched a National Mobility Registration Scheme in a bid to help police reunite owners with stolen or abandoned scooters.

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  • Rules for users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016

    The Highway Code rules for powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters, including on pavements and on the road. 05/12/2016

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  • BHTA Buying Guides - Get Wise

    Fri, 18 Nov 2016

    BHTA Buying Guides - Get Wise

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  • Stairlift Industry News

    Mon, 14 Nov 2016

    Up to date news and features across all parts of the Stairlift industry

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  • Safe handling leaflet for manual wheelchairs

    Thu, 15 Sep 2016

    Safe handling leaflet for manual wheelchairs

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  • Smaller mobility scooters allowed on buses

    Tue, 06 Sep 2016

    Smaller mobility scooters allowed on buses

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  • New guidance on getting a powered wheelchair

    Tue, 06 Sep 2016

    New guidance on getting a powered wheelchair

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  • How to buy mobility aids without getting ripped off

    Fri, 20 May 2016

    How to buy mobility aids without getting ripped off

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  • Fraud alert as retailers are used to con suppliers

    Mon, 25 Apr 2016

    Companies are reporting some serious fraud activity in the industry with one leading retailer being targeted and others also being used to mislead suppliers.

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  • Who are the BHTA?

    Thu, 10 Dec 2015

    Who are the BHTA?

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  • Rogue Mobility Traders - Honest Mobility Dealers Hit Back

    Thu, 08 Oct 2015

    Honest Mobility Dealers Hit Back

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  • Big fines in Stairlift Prosecution

    Mon, 23 Mar 2015

    A company that claimed to sell new Stannah Stairlifts to elderly Warwickshire residents actually sold them lifts which were made up of second hand parts, and in some cases were unsafe. Warwickshire C...

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  • Half over 80's fall at least once a year

    Thu, 22 Aug 2013

    A new publication from The Kings Fund, 'Exploring the system-wide costs of falls in older people in Torbay' suggests that one in three people aged over 65, and half of those aged over 80, fall at least once a year. Falls cost the NHS more than £2 billion

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