News from Ardoo

Accessibility trial finds journeys on public transport in London take almost 50% longer for wheelchair users

An experiment testing the accessibility of public transport in London has found commutes take almost 50 per cent longer for wheelchair users. The Going The Extra Mile case study for

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The Irish Pilgrimage Trust Lourdes Trip

Ciara enjoyed her time in Lourdes to the fullest.

Ardoo portable hoists are delighted to have played a small part in ensuring the trip went smoothly for The Irish Pilgrimage Trust. We look forward to working with the Trust

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Will the death of Malaysia Goodson finally lead to accessible city transport?

Last week, a mother died after falling down a set of subway steps carrying a baby buggy. Will it finally convince cities to improve access to transport? I’m halfway down

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Changes to disability benefits cost £4bn in extra welfare payments

OBR’s figures will bolster disability groups’ calls for overhaul of PIP system Changes to the disability benefits system that has caused huge hardship to some of the country’s most vulnerable

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One way of reducing theft of blue badges

Jonathan Myerson points out a simple local solution to the theft of parking permits for disabled people that could be applied nationally The high value of blue badges is inevitable as

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How to Make Flying With Physical Disabilities Less Stressful: A Fully Accessible Guide

If you’re nervous or anxious about flying with a physical disability, it may not be as bad as you think! If you have one of the best airline credit cards, you’ll

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Builders criticised for lobbying against accessible homes

Builders’ body lobbied councils arguing policies could make it unprofitable to build homes Private housebuilders have been accused of “appalling self-interest” over their lobbying against building more accessible homes for

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Spinal implant helps three paralysed men walk again

Spinal implant helps three paralysed men walk again By Pallab Ghosh Three paralysed men, who were told they would spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, are able

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Five breakthroughs in restoring mobility

Technological advances and surgical developments are offering new hope to those with reduced or no mobility Epidural stimulation This week, two paraplegic patients were able to take steps again after researchers implanted

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Hygeenie Toileting Sling

We dont just do hoists, Ardoo carry a wide range of slings. The Hygeenie Toileting sling was developed to support a person without pulling under the arms and offers plenty

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