If you are a Motability customer you should read this…

From 8 April 2013 Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16 to 64 with a health condition or disability. You may need an assessment to work out the level of help you get.

PIP is paid every 4 weeks. It’s tax free and can be paid if you’re in or out of work. It is made up of 2 components, daily living and mobility, whether you get 1 or both of these depends on how your condition affects you.

You may qualify for PIP if you are aged 16 to 64 and have difficulty with:

  • ‘activities of daily living’
  • mobility
  • terminal illness
  • daily living difficulties

Most people getting DLA won’t be affected until 2015 or later. You may be affected earlier if your condition changes, or you reach the end of your existing DLA award.

You can go to https://www.gov.uk/pip for more information and use the PIP checker to find out:

  • when your DLA will be affected
  • what happens to your DLA
  • when you can make a new claim for PIP

If you need advice on how to get the best from your PIP, simply call Clark & Partners.
They are a local company who can supply a vast range of daily living aids and mobility products.

To find your nearest showroom call us on 0800 783 3832 or go to www.clarkandpartners.co.uk for more details.

And Now For Something Different…..

The Vita from TGA is amongst the most advanced and stylish scooters in the world. It has full suspension featuring double wishbone suspension at the front, and a mono shock absorber at the rear utilizing revolutionary technology from the motor cycle industry. A robust rear wheel drive system propelled by a powerful motor will provide one of the smoothest and most comfortable rides that you will find.

An intuitive liquid crystal display instrument console clearly shows accurate real time information of everything you need including speed, time and temperature. A handy trip computer shows how far you have travelled and a battery condition indicator shows the amount of charge remaining so you will never be caught short. The whole instrument panel is conveniently back lit so it is easily read in low light.
Speed control levers on either side of the console are designed to give forward and reverse control from either side, the top speed can be easily controlled with a handy hi / low switch limiting the scooter to either 4mph for pavement use or 8 mph for use on the road.
Its modern LED lighting system provides super bright lights, with less power consumption, longer life and are maintenance free – proving that Vita really is a glimpse of the future of mobility scooters. Vita’s unparalleled good looks and sleek modern clean lines put it far ahead of the competition. Available in a choice of vibrant metallic Orange, White and now Blue it is sure to bring many admiring glances and much more freedom and pleasure to your life.
Vita has been designed to take practically everything on for you at the touch of a button. Its onboard control computer gives you smooth pull-aways and automatic braking. Everything has been thought of, there is even an emergency brake that stops the scooter and cuts the motor in case of emergency.
Fully adjustable comfortable seat, with adjustable backrest, headrest and armrests, all round alloy wheels and 80mm (3.1”) ground clearance, allow Vita to negotiate even the trickiest of terrain with ease.
It comes complete with a market leading 2 year parts & labour warranty.
• User weight – up to 28 stone
• Maximum speed up to 8 mph
• Adjustable tiller
• Polished alloy wheels
• Pneumatic tyres
• Rear storage pocket
• Anti-tip wheels
• Heavy duty 50 Amp batteries – for a range of approximately 20 miles
• Ergonomic control levers
• Emergency braking system
• Cup holders
• Super bright head lights, indicators and hazard warning lights
• Energy saving mode
• Fully adjustable seat

Don’t miss out, call us today for your free no obligation home demo on 0114 229 3388

On Your Doorstep

Clark and Partners have been established for over 50 years and are well known for mobility throughout the area. They have 7 shops which can be found at Hillsborough, Wellington Street Sheffield, Doncaster Centre, Huddersfield, Derby City Centre and Rotherham General Hospital. Our biggest and busiest shop is situated at our Head Office Orgreave near Handsworth.

The shop is open Monday to Friday 9am till 5 pm and Saturdays 9am-12.30pm. It’s located on Orgreave Way just off Retford Road at Handsworth and is very easy to find with lots of free parking.

The shop has a vast amount of products on display for sale direct to the public, including Scooters, Rise and Recline Chairs, Manual and Powered Wheelchairs, Bathing Equipment, Beds and even a working Stannah Stair lift. Situated at Head Office, with an extensive warehouse, stocks are high and readily available. The shop also features a newly extended shoe and slipper department for all your footwear needs.

The helpful and experienced staff are on hand with good advice and have a great deal of knowledge within the mobility field. There is a Specialist Wheelchair and access team also based at Orgreave, so everything you could ever need is right there.

Visit today at 1 Orgreave Way Sheffield S13 9LS or call 0114 229 3391, email orgreave@clarkandpartners.co.uk

Summer days

Derek's Scooter

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Yes! The spring is finally here. You can’t help but notice the weather gradually brightening up as each week passes, the bright dewy mornings, sunny afternoons and lighter evenings. I have to say I love this time of year as it always comes with a feel good factor. During the last few weeks I’ve spent time visiting customers that must feel the same too judging by the influx in scooter sales recently.

On days like these it’s always nice to get out and about because lets face it, nobody want to be stuck indoors at this time of the year. Although for a lot of people the decision to go out can be a tricky one especially if mobility’s an issue.

There are many scooters on the market at the moment and as I learn’t to my surprise there seems to be quite a choice depending on the customer’s general requirements. The range stocked by Clark and Partners is very wide with something to suit every need.

For those customers wanting to transport their scooter or perhaps with space issues at home, a lightweight portable scooter that takes apart to fit in your car boot is ideal. Often called Mini or Boot scooters these models are called the Supershoppa, the Little Gem or the Lynx, they are great for shopping, taking on holiday or visiting friends, these scooters are generally among our highest sellers.

Move up from this and the next choice is what’s called a Midi, these are the Supertravella, the Sapphire 2 or the Leo, like the Mini this is a 4mph scooter but is a little larger and therefore rides the bumps a bit better and may suit those using the scooter from home. Some of these will take apart like a Mini but the individual parts are larger so this would be a more occasional activity perhaps for a holiday.

The large scooters such as the TGA Vita, the Landlex Gazelle or the Drive Sportrider suit those people who will only use the scooter from home; they are much larger and with their individual styling will suit clients wanting to go larger distances or simply want something that bit nicer or more comfortable.

As part of the service here at Clark and Partners you could even try the scooters out from the comfort of your own home with a free no obligation demonstration with our scooter representative Derek York, to see for yourself the benefits this could have on your mobility.

To arrange a test drive call me at Orgreave on 0114 229 3352