2019 could see first powered wheelchair at Wimbledon as Competition serves up new quad division› Read More
This year’s Wimbledon Championships will mark the inauguration of the quad wheelchair division, with the world’s leading quad wheelchair players taking to the iconic All England Club grass...
Smartphone tech to help people with arthritis monitor and manage their symptoms› Read More
The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH), and the University of Bath is developing innovative smartphone technology to help people with rheumatoid arthritis manage their flare-ups.
New guide launched to help OTs make decisions on provision of specialist equipment in care homes› Read More
Occupational therapists (OTs) are given “clear-cut” guidance on the assessment and provision of specialist equipment in care homes.
Free app launched in Portsmouth to help people with reduced mobility easily plan their travel routes› Read More
Portsmouth City Council, has launched a new free app called Route4U, enabling Portsmouth residents and visitors with mobility needs to plan their travel routes with ease.
Stairlift supplier supports next generation of engineers and designers with industry award› Read More
Stairlift supplier supports next generation of engineers and designers with its sponsorship of the Joseph Stannah Industry Award
Did you know you have a choice? The New BHTA room by room guide› Read More
The New BHTA room by room guide that takes you through the options you have to improve the accessibility of your home
The Big Event is taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on 28 and 29 June 2019› Read More
The Big Event is the UK's largest display of vehicles for disabled people
Capitol Mobility is proud to announce that they are supporting Veterans and members on D-Day› Read More
Capitol Mobility is proud to announce that they are supporting Veterans and members of the 1944 Alliance Normandy - Market Garden on D-Day 6/6/2019
Capitol Mobility showrooms closure for May Day Bank Holiday 2019› Read More
Capitol Mobility May Day Closure and Emergency Callout Service.
Capitol Mobility showrooms closure for the Easter break 2019› Read More
Capitol Mobility Easter Closure and Emergency Callout Service.
Naidex March 2019› Read More
The Naidex 45th Event 26th – 27th April 2019 is Europe's most exciting event dedicated to the disability, healthcare and independent living sectors.
AMP - Personal Health Budgets› Read More
Tens of thousands more people will receive personal health budgets in the next five years, many of which will be used to purchase high-end manual and powered wheelchairs.
Government announces £60,000 grant to support disabled people in the workplace› Read More
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Sarah Newton MP on the 11th of February, disabled employees will be able to claim almost £60,000 a year to aid them at work.
Ford’s portable Accessibility Mat allows disabled people to tackle inaccessible public spaces› Read More
Automotive giant Ford has creatively reinvented its car mat into a lightweight, portable smart ramp for disabled drivers to navigate previously inaccessible public spaces.
Capitol Mobility Showrooms Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 Opening Times› Read More
Capitol Mobility Showrooms will close Friday 21st December at 12.30 pm and re-opens Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
MP in charge of disability benefits resigns over Brexit disagreement› Read More
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.
Black Friday Deals 2018 at Capitol Mobility officially starts today!› Read More
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...
Capitol Mobility 'Black Friday Deals' Event 16th to 23rd November 2018› Read More
Capitol Mobility is holding an exciting Black Friday Event 16th to 23rd November 2018
Mobility dealers need comprehensive knowledge of suppliers’ product ranges for savvy customers› Read More
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.
Mobility scooter safety scheme could be rolled out across county› Read More
A mobility scooter awareness training scheme has been developed for users helping to reduce incidents involving scooters, could be rolled out across county.
Government's new data shows under half of PIP applications in Northern Ireland are awarded› Read More
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 ...
BHTA calls for ‘bed blocking’ to be treated as an emergency and releases plans› Read More
BHTA calls for ‘bed blocking’ to be treated as an emergency and releases plans for tackling delayed discharges.
Hospital’s glow-in-the-dark equipment to reduce the risk of falls› Read More
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.
The Big Event - NEC, Birmingham July 2018› Read More
UK's largest display of vehicles for disabled people and discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with the Motability Scheme.
Government Powered Wheelchairs Scooter Road Rules› Read More
Government Rules for users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters
Government looks to address PIP problems after claimants’ struggles› Read More
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.
Change of name for RICA› Read More
RICA, the disability and older consumers’ research charity, has today changed its name.
Seven staff at mobility firm sentenced for ‘particularly nasty’ scam› Read More
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.
Online mobility retailers with ‘misleading’ delivery charges must clarify policies› Read More
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.
Capitol Mobility Easter Closure and Emergency Callout Service› Read More
Capitol Mobility Easter Closure and Emergency Callout Service
Over 65 yrs old homeowners are investing in a Stairlift as home improvements› Read More
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.
Naidex April 2018› Read More
The Naidex event 25th – 26th April 2018 is Europe's most exciting event dedicated to the disability, healthcare and independent living sectors.
BHTA: Wheelchair users in UK to be given enhanced rights for bus travel› Read More
Decision follows supreme court ruling that bus companies must do more for wheelchair users
National Audit Office asked to look into Motability› Read More
Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has asked the National Audit Office to look into the finances and pay policy of the Motability charity.
Mobility and Disability Events Calendar for your diaries› Read More
Mobility and Disability Events Calendar for your diaries
Capitol Mobility Showrooms Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 Opening Times› Read More
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...
Charities - Support and Financial information for Mobility Equipment/Home Adaptations› Read More
Charities we have close working relationships with who can improve your life:-
Scooter collision results in ‘life changing’ injuries for elderly woman› Read More
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.
Simplyhealth closes its retail operations› Read More
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.
Manufacturers, Suppliers and Associations Information› Read More
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.
Independent Mobility News, Information and Products in the UK› Read More
Read up to date independent industry news for mobility information, advice and products in the UK
The Mobility Roadshow Closes after 34 years› Read More
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.
Jail time for mobility company boss› Read More
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.
‘Massive regional imbalance’ in people getting NHS mobility equipment› Read More
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.
BHTA launches disciplinary action against company after BBC investigation› Read More
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.
Company resigns from BHTA before disciplinary hearing› Read More
A BBC Rogue Traders investigation has led to Arise Mobility resigning from the BHTA (British Healthcare Trades Association) prior to a disciplinary hearing.
AMP - Redditch Shopmobility celebrates 30 years of equipment supply› Read More
Capitol Mobility Supplies and Maintains all the equipment at Redditch Shopmobility who are celebrating 30 years
AMP - MARKET OVERVIEW: Rethinking custom seating› Read More
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.
AMP - Reports on the fear of Rogue Traders› Read More
Access and Mobility Professional reports fears that rogue mobility traders could take advantage of vulnerable elderly or disabled people.
Rica - New mobility product review site to launch› Read More
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.
National scooter registration service launches› Read More
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.
Rules for users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters› Read More
The Highway Code rules for powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters, including on pavements and on the road. 05/12/2016
BHTA Buying Guides - Get Wise› Read More
BHTA Buying Guides - Get Wise
Stairlift Industry News› Read More
Up to date news and features across all parts of the Stairlift industry
Safe handling leaflet for manual wheelchairs› Read More
Safe handling leaflet for manual wheelchairs
Smaller mobility scooters allowed on buses› Read More
Smaller mobility scooters allowed on buses
New guidance on getting a powered wheelchair› Read More
New guidance on getting a powered wheelchair
How to buy mobility aids without getting ripped off› Read More
How to buy mobility aids without getting ripped off
Fraud alert as retailers are used to con suppliers› Read More
Companies are reporting some serious fraud activity in the industry with one leading retailer being targeted and others also being used to mislead suppliers.
Who are the BHTA?› Read More
Who are the BHTA?
Rogue Mobility Traders - Honest Mobility Dealers Hit Back› Read More
Honest Mobility Dealers Hit Back
Big fines in Stairlift Prosecution› Read More
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...
Half over 80's fall at least once a year› Read More
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