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An Introduction To Carers Bank Cards

May 5, 2022

Occasionally, the only option to be able to buy the essentials in life is to trust someone by handing over your bank card and PIN and relying on them to keep you going. Thankfully, many people have someone ...

Shows And Events In 2022

Apr 28, 2022

Throughout the year there are various shows and expos for people who use mobility aids and those who live with disabilities at their heart. You may even see some of our colleagues at one or two of the ...

Table Tennis National Championships 2022

Mar 28, 2022

After a year hiatus, the return of the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships was a welcome one. Missing out on so much through lockdowns and restrictions was worsened by not being able to celebrate the ...

Storing Your Scooter For a While – Here’s How

Apr 15, 2021

We’ve been speaking to thousands of our customers over the last few weeks, and a few questions have cropped up concerning the storage of mobility equipment. This is a common question during the winter, ...

Five Mobility Scooter Checks Before Use

Mar 21, 2021

Now that the better weather is starting to creep into our daily lives, you’ll hopefully be able to get out and about more. This means that mobility products are going to need a once over to check they ...

Mark Bates Ltd Nationals Rewind

Feb 23, 2021

Mark Bates Ltd Nationals RewindJust before lockdown last year we witnessed one of the last Table Tennis events to take place in the UK. The National Championships in Nottingham were our first outing as ...

Nike Introduces Hands Free Trainers For Disabled Athletes

Feb 10, 2021

When you first set eyes on the new Nike GO FlyEase it’s like something out of Back To The Future. The brightly coloured slip on trainers morph from regular foot gripping shoes, to something else entirely, ...

Giving a little back to the NHS

Jan 26, 2021

Every year around Christmas we send hampers out to all of our business partners and organisations that work with us to offer our policies. It’s a small token of our appreciation, but a big undertaking ...

Let’s talk about – PA’s COVID Vaccination Testing

Jan 20, 2021

By far the most common questions we get to our suport service is regarding COVID-19 vacinations. As they begin to roll out around the country many people are starting to think about the roll they are going ...

Antibody Testing – Personal Assistants

Oct 8, 2020

Antibody testing is now available across England and is being provided free of charge to anyone employed in adult social care. Personal assistants who provide for the care and support needs of adults are ...

Free Flu Jab For Personal Assistants

Oct 7, 2020

All frontline health and social care workers should get the winter flu vaccination — including all Personal Assistants (PAs). For the first time, this year, PAs will be able to access the vaccine free ...

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions)(Self Isolation)(England) Regulations 2020

Oct 2, 2020

The government have announced new rules for employers in England concerning how to manage staff who have;Tested positive for Coronavirus and need to self-isolate.Are required to self-isolate because they ...