New Autumn/Winter Footwear from Sandpiper

2488671We are excited to announce the arrival of the new Autumn/Winter 2014 Sandpiper footwear catalogue.

Clark & Partners supply a large range of Sandpiper footwear, so there’s a style and fit to suit everyone.

Sandpiper specialises in comfort shoes for problem feet. There are many different styles of men’s and women’s outdoor footwear, as well as slippers. They provide extra room for even the widest, most difficult feet, whilst still looking smart and stylish.

Wardale in Bronze/Pewter

Their range has a 3-in-1 fitting system for a snug fit, super soft leathers and padding, and flexibility in the shoes.

Pick up your free copy of the Autumn/Winter 2014 Sandpiper footwear catalogue at any of our eight showrooms. Find information on all of our showrooms here: http://www.clarkshop.co.uk/clark-and-partners-showrooms/ 

We will be stocking a selection of the new footwear designs as well as adding new colours of old favourites to our range.  Stocks will vary across our eight shops, please visit your local store for availability or ring our Web Sales team on 0114 229 33 74 or email websales@clarkandpartners.co.uk

Welton in Red

Come along to Fair’s Fayre

Fair's Fayre event poster

We are busy preparing to attend Fair’s Fayre this Wednesday (29th October). It’s a fantastic event with lots of stalls, which highlights information available to disabled people and carers in Rotherham.

The event is held at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham and is on between 10.30am-3.30pm.

Now in its seventh year, the event has an array of stalls, activities and information available. It’s a completely FREE day out. The fun will include interactive activities and games such as a coconut shy, tin-can alley, inflatables and much more.

There’s a chance to win prizes if you attend in fancy dress. There’s also a free transport service, picking up from the Community Transport bus stop in Effington Square (close to Rotherham Interchange) and dropping off outside Magna. This service runs approximately every half an hour from 10am. For more information on the transport service, call 01709 517 100.

Come along and see Clark & Partners at our stall to chat with our friendly staff from several of our shops and take part in our competitions to win prizes.

For directions on how to get to Magna, visit their website: http://www.visitmagna.co.uk/findus.php

Spotlight on our Huddersfield showroom

Huddersfield showroom

Our Huddersfield shop is situated just off Leeds Road opposite John Smith’s stadium, home of Huddersfield Town Football Club. It is also across from the Odeon Cinema and covers the West Yorkshire region.

The NHS centre nearby has recently closed but Clark & Partners’ Huddersfield shop is still open with a large range of products and experts on hand to help you!

Visit our friendly Huddersfield team members, Ray and Annette, who will be able to assist you in buying the right product to suit your needs. With years of experience and a wealth of knowledge between them about our wide range of products, you can be sure to get the best possible service and advice.

The products range from simple bathing aids to powerchairs and scooters.  There’s also a working stairlift that can be tested out in the showroom.

Ray at our Huddersfield showroom

Team member Ray demonstrates our latest range of scooters and wheelchairs in the comfort of your own home. He also conducts surveys for stairlifts and delivers your purchases to your door.

You can also avoid the stress of parking in the town centre as our shop boasts plenty of parking, including a disabled parking bay right outside offering our customers easier access to the great range of products inside.

Visit our Huddersfield showroom today – Ray and Annette will be more than happy to help you.

For more details of our Huddersfield showroom, including opening times, contact numbers and the address, visit our website: http://www.clarkshop.co.uk/shops/6-huddersfield

We have a wide range of wheelchairs and scooters

Blackpool trip

Blackpool tower

Some of the Clark & Partners staff enjoyed a trip to Blackpool last Sunday. The coach left in the morning with colleagues and their families on board ready for a day of fun at the seaside.

It was a windy but pleasant day and thankfully Hurricane Gonzalo hadn’t arrived yet!

No one braved the Pleasure Beach but a good day out was had by all.

The trip ended by driving through the Blackpool illuminations before heading home.

Here are some pictures of our day trip.

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Mobility scooters: Do I need road tax?

 

Mobility scooter drivers have been in the news recently for breaking the law by not registering their scooters. However, not all scooters have to be registered. Here we will help you to understand if yours needs to be registered and how you can do it.  

Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs come in two categories:

  • “Class 2 invalid carriages” – These have a maximum speed of 4mph and can’t be used on the road (except where the pavement is blocked)
  • “Class 3 invalid carriages” – These can be used on the road and have a maximum speed of 4mph off the road, and 8mph on the road.

If you are unsure which type of scooter or powered wheelchair you have, contact your manufacturer.

Scooters or powered wheelchairs which are class 2 do not need to be registered.

However, if you have a class 3 you must register this by law. Follow the steps below to register.

How to register a class 3 scooter or powered wheelchair

You don’t have to pay tax for your class 3 invalid carriage but you do have to register it. Here is how you do it:

  1. Find out if your scooter or powered wheelchair is new or used.
  2. If it’s a new vehicle, complete a V55/4 form. You can order one of these forms free of charge here: https://forms.dft.gov.uk/order-dvla-forms/
    Select ‘V55/4 form’ at the end. Alternatively, you can get one of these forms from your local Post Office.
  3. If it’s a used vehicle, complete a V55/5 form. You can order one of these forms free of charge here: https://forms.dft.gov.uk/order-dvla-forms/
    Select ‘V55/5 form’ at the end. Alternatively, you can get one of these forms from your local Post Office.
  4. There’s a handy guide of how to fill in a V55/4 form for new vehicles: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/v3554-application-for-first-vehicle-tax-and-registration-of-a-new-motor-vehicle-v554
  5. There’s also a handy guide of how to fill in a V55/5 form for used vehicles:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/v3555-application-for-first-vehicle-tax-and-registration-of-a-used-motor-vehicle-v555
  6. Once your form is completed, send the form, along with evidence of the vehicle’s age (if this is available) and documents containing the keeper’s name and address, to:

DVLA Swansea,
SA99 1BE

If you need further information about this you can call the DVLA Contact Centre on 0300 790 6802.

Powerchair football

Yorkshire CP Football Club

We have recently been working with Yorkshire CP Football Club, who are a football club for electric powered wheelchair users. Based at Featherstone Sports Centre in Wakefield, the club is aimed at people of all ages and disabilities who would like to play powerchair football at either a development or competitive level. 

Clark & Partners has supplied powerchairs for members of the club and they are ideal for sports such as this. It’s a great way to keep active, meet new people with similar conditions and have fun with a new challenge.

There is no age limit at the club so it can be enjoyed by all ages.  As long as you can control an electric powered wheelchair you can take part.

The first two sessions are offered as ‘tasters’ at no cost. After the two taster sessions, it’s £6 per training session. The club provides bumper guards free of charge which fit most powerchairs.

Yorkshire CP Football Club

As well as Featherstone locals, people travel from all over Yorkshire to participate in the club’s training sessions. Ian and Moira Woods who run the sessions recommend that any new members phone or email in advance. This is to discuss your needs and requirements and to ensure your introduction to the sport is as enjoyable as possible.

For more information on the powerchairs Clark & Partners supply, please call our Sales team on 0114 229 33 66 or email sales@clarkandpartners.co.uk

Yorkshire CP Football Club train most Saturdays at Featherstone Sports Centre, WF7 5AJ. Each session is 11am-1pm. For more information on the club, contact Ian and Moira Woods on 07557256299 or email them at tittyfala@talktalk.net

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Invacare Colibri Scooter

Colibri in Sunstone Orange

Introducing an exclusive online offer…The new and stylish Colibri Scooter from Invacare effortlessly fits around your lifestyle. It has a LiteLock system which means it can be easily dismantled into five pieces in under a minute, and it fits in any car boot, making it ideal for those who enjoy their independence.

The comfortable seat, combined with its LiteLock system and its 16km range, mean it’s easy to get around. It’s also lightweight – the heaviest part is only 15.6kg. You can choose small or large wheels, and there’s a choice between a 12AMP battery and an 18AMP.

Colibri is easily dismantled

The Colibri is all about personal choice and there are five colour options: Sapphire Blue; Jasper Red; Jade Green; Sunstone Orange; and Marble White. Colours can be clipped on and off, which means you can buy alternative colours and personalise your scooter every time you use it!

For our local customers, we offer a FREE home demonstration and assessment, which means that one of our Scooter Specialists can visit you in the comfort of your own home and help you to decide which style of scooter would be suitable for you.

Colibri dismantled

It’s also worth considering where you might store your scooter when you’re not using it. If you’re storing it outside or using it in the rain, we would recommend a scooter cover to keep dry. We have a range of scooter accessories in the ‘Travel and Transport’ section of our Online Shop, which can be found here: http://www.clarkshop.co.uk/shop/travel-transport/scooters-accessoriesEnjoy your independence with the Colibri

Order your Colibri Scooter with our exclusive online offer of £695 (excluding VAT). This is a saving of £100! This offer is online only.

To find out more or to order yours today, click here: http://www.clarkshop.co.uk/shop/special-offers/colibri-detail

Watch our demonstration below:

The Colibri is on display at our Sheffield City Centre shop on Wellington Street. Find our shop details here: http://www.clarkshop.co.uk/shops/10-wellington-street

Wellington Street

Invacare Esprit Action4 NG Folding Powered Wheelchair

Esprit Powered Wheelchair

We’re very excited to announce the arrival of a new and unique product to our range. Invacare’s Esprit Action4 NG is a powered wheelchair which can be easily folded up to go in the car. With electric wheelchairs, this wouldn’t be possible because a hoist is needed.

It’s ideal for transporting as it’s compact, easy to dismantle and lightweight – its heaviest part only weighs 15kg. The wheelchair is suitable for indoor and outdoor use and it has a reduced overall width (seat plus 170mm), meaning you can manoeuvre round the tightest of spaces.

Almost all the features on the Esprit Action4 NG are adjustable. Different seat widths and depths are available and the frame positions and armrest can be easily altered.

It can be transformed into a manual wheelchair by removing the wheels and compact battery pack without the use of tools. There’s also an option of an attendant control from behind the wheelchair.

This incredible product is versatile and ideal for those who like to get about easily, particularly if you require a wheelchair which is easily dismantled and transportable.

It is available in four different colours: Ocean Blue, Slate Grey, Pearl White or Anthracite Black.

We have a wheelchair specialist team who are always on hand to help with any enquiries or to provide information. They provide demonstrations to our wheelchair range, and also assessments.

If you have any queries about the Esprit Action4 NG Folding Powered Wheelchair, or any of our products, don’t hesitate to call our Web Sales team on 0114 229 33 74.

Sunrise Medical Quickie Salsa M2 Mid-wheel Powerchair

Salsa M2

Mid-wheel powerchairs are becoming increasingly popular due to their great performance both indoors and outdoors. Quickie has an exciting new model to add to their popular mid-wheel powerchair range: the Salsa M2.

The new model has ultra-compact dimensions to allow for maximum manoeuvrability in tight spaces. It also boasts unique all-wheel suspension to allow for a safe and smooth ride.

Salsa M2

The flip back armrests allow for easy access in and out of the chair. The seat to floor height is 43cm (17”) which ensures close access to tables. It has adjustable lift and tilt functions and is transportable – the lift-off backrest allows for easy storage.

There’s a choice of two maximum speeds: 6km/h (3.7mph) or 10km/h (6.2mph). The Salsa M2 also offers 10% more battery charge than its previous model.

This product comes in a choice of four stylish colours: Vibrant Red, Electric Blue, Classic White or Matt Black.

Currently, the Salsa M2 is only available to elite dealers and not on general sale. We have a demo model in our showroom at Orgreave Way.

Our wheelchair specialist team are always on hand to provide information, demonstrations and assessments. If you wish to enquire about this, or any of our products, please contact our Web Sales team on 0114 229 33 74.

Salsa M2

Invacare Alber Twion M24 Powered Wheels

Twion wheels

We are excited to announce the arrival of a new product. The Alber Twion M24 Powered Wheels from Invacare are ideal for active or sporty wheelchair users. The wheels give extra power and can reach up to 6km/h (3.7mph).They are simple to handle and are highly agile.

A sensor on the hand rim calculates the right amount of support. They adapt to dynamic lifestyles and will give you maximum freedom and independence.  The wheels weigh only 6kg each so can easily be removed and loaded into a car.

Twion wheels are easily removed

The Twion wheels are easily attached by fitting the small bracket to the wheelchair frame. They also have an efficient energy recovery system which feeds energy back into the batteries when the user brakes. This has a range extension of 10% which gives greater freedom.

For smartphone users, there’s a free app called “Twion Mobility App” which can be downloaded for free from Google Play Store. This can be used to diagnose any problems and put you in direct contact with Invacare’s Service Team.

There's an app too

Invacare’s Alber Twion M24 Powered Wheels are available in a choice of stylish colours.

If you have a question about this or any of our other products, our Web Sales team would be on hand to help you. Call us on 0114 229 33 74 or email websales@clarkandpartners.co.uk

Twion wheels