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Part Time  Sales Assistant Required

 

20 to 25 hours per week and  alternate Saturday mornings  

 

·        A knowledge of mobility equipment and previous experience in the care industry is desirable

·        Previous experience in retail essential

·        Strong administrative skills

·        Proficient with Word, Excel and Outlook

·        Good people skills

·        Ability to work alone and as part of a team

·        Training provided

·        Competitive hourly rate

   

Apply with CV to

Company Administrator,

Bridge Farm, Halesworth Road,

Chediston, Halesworth, IP19 0AE

or email jenni@veronicadowning.co.uk

   

Closing date for applications:     11 August 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Open Day

Refreshments available

Friday 11 November 2016

10.00am to 3.30pm

Veronica Downing, Director / Occupational Therapist will be in attendance to discuss our Occupational Therapy Services, to answer any questions and to demonstrate any equipment you may be interested in to help with caring for your patients, clients and family members at home

Please do pop in to see our fantastic range of equipment, pick up product information or just to browse and find out more about what we have on offer

 

 

FOR SALE

ELECTRIC MOBILITY RASCAL 388XL. 6MPH CLASS 3 SCOOTER

SECOND HAND BUT FANTASTIC CONDITION, HARDLY USED.

COMES WITH A VISIBAG AND STICK SLEEVE

3 MONTHS FREE INSURANCE AND 3 MONTHS WARRANTY INCLUDING BATTERIES

ALL DOCUMENTS PRESENT

JUST £850.00

WILL DELIVER WITHIN 40 MILES OF HALESWORTH (IP19 8AB)

 

FOR £40. (FREE DELIVERY WITHIN HALESWORTH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

10% off all Rollators in April.

Come and see us soon!

 

 

 

  Rehability – Top Sellers in February

Our customers were getting ready to go out and about in February – we sold lots of ferrules.  It’s important to check for wear on ferrules as they wear unevenly and become slippery when wet.  Flexyfoot ferrules have a specially designed flexible ferrule which maintains an even grip even when the stick is placed at an angle.  See our web site for details of Flexyfoot canes and ferrules.

Here are some of our other top sellers in February:-

·         Helping hands or reachers

·         Beakers

·         Pressure cushions, bed wedges and mattress tilters

·         Bed pads - washable

·         Grab rails

·         Slippers

·         Wheelchairs

·         Scooters

·         Electric lift recliner chairs

We have some great garden tools in stock by Radius who have manufactured trowels and hand forks designed to minimise hand and wrist stress.  The ergonomic handles have a non-slip covering which is effective even when wet.  A high quality tool sold with a life time guarantee.

Let’s get planting for Spring!

 

 

 

 

Meet Violet, who is our representative in this year’s Halesworth Scarecrow Festival! She’ll be here all week until Saturday 31 st  October

Meet Violet, who is our representative in this year’s Halesworth Scarecrow Festival! She’ll be here all week until Saturday 31 st October

 

Rehability – Top Sellers in September

Despite the warm spell in September, our customers were preparing to be spending more time indoors as cushions were our top sellers this month.  This includes pressure cushions, wedge types, wrap around and neck cushions.

Here are some of our other top sellers in September:-

·          Walking Stick Grips

·          Walking Sticks

·          Rollators – our new lightweight range is proving popular

·          Helping Hands or Reachers

·          Riser Recliner Chairs

·          Indoor Trolleys

·          Beakers

·          Wrist Supports

·          Wheelchairs

Thank you for your support over the summer.  We hope the products you have hired and purchased from us have made life a bit easier.

 

 

Thank you also to the customers who attended our scooter day – we enjoyed ourselves and hope those who went around our course found it useful. You have the certificates to prove it!

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Everyone, it's nearly December!

We'd like to draw your attention to a non political, grass roots campaign  to help  local businesses  really connect with their communities across  the UK. It's called SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY and, if you scroll t hrough the images below, using the arrows, it will explain all that it's about......
 
 

 

PLEASE HELP US IN SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES AND KEEPING US ALL AFLOAT :)

 

 

    Carers’ Month- March 2014

During March, Rehability hosted a Carers’ Month to  support those caring for elderly and disabled people.

At Rehability we offer a broad range of equipment which helps in  the provision of care, including:

· Seating: Riser recliners, care chairs, chair beds, profiling beds, pressure relief  solutions and anti-slide products

· Mobility: Electric, transit, self-propel, recline and tilt in space wheelchairs and  Scooters

· Walking aids: Rollators, trolleys and walking sticks

· Personal care: Incontinence products, commodes and slide sheets, mattress  and chair protectors

· Bathroom aids: Bath boards, bath seats, bath lifters, wheeled shower chairs,  toilet frames and raised toilet seats

· Small aids for daily living: Caring cutlery, dressing aids and eating/drinking  aids, grab rails

Rehability also offers a specialist occupational therapy service  which can provide help, whether in a care home or your own home:

·We can help carers ensure that those they care for remain independent and  mobile, with an enhanced daily routine and an active life

·We can provide advice on the use of space and equipment

·We can provide assessment of equipment be it, wheelchairs, seating or  bathing aids

·Advice on home and bathroom adaptations

· We can provide strategies to prevent falls and manage risk

·We can help manage unusual behaviour such as restlessness and lack of  inhibition

During Carers’ Month we will be offering free advice sessions  run by our Occupational Therapists. If you or your organisation  would like occupational therapy advice on issues surrounding  care, or to book an appointment, please contact us on  01986 873803 or email info@rehability.co.uk

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EQUIPMENT: An aid to independent living, not a disability!

 ‘Time out’ at Halesworth Library

Every Wednesday, from 10.30-12.00, Halesworth library have Time out; a friendly and informal group were they have guest speakers.

I had the privilege of being the guest speaker on the first Wednesday in October. Having been introduced as an occupational therapist from Rehability “solutions for independent living”, I had some explaining to do!  Thankfully, I was greeted by a warm and friendly group of people all interested and keen to listen.

After giving a short introduction about myself and an explanation of what an occupational therapist is, we opened a discussion regarding people’s experiences of disability and the need s of equipment and therapy that might aid their independent living. My goal for the group was to challenge them to talk about the stigma that is attached to equipment and therapy. Occupational therapy is not a profession exclusive for the elderly. The following reproduced from the college of occupational therapists describes who occupational therapists are and what they do.

‘Occupational Therapists are health and social care professionals who help people of all ages - babies, children, adults and older people - to carry out activities they need or want to do, but are prevented from doing so as a result of physical or mental illness, disability, or the effects of aging.

Activities can include the necessities of daily living such as getting dressed, preparing a meal and going to work, or simply continuing with a favourite hobby. Occupational Therapists will work with individuals to help them find alternative ways to carry on with activities to enable them to live life their way.’

I had the opportunity to take a wide sample of equipment that is available from our shop Rehability to illustrate my talk, ranging from a bra fastener and tap turner to a kettle tipper. The group had fun testing the equipment and in some cases, guessing what it was. It was a great experience, which helped the group understand that equipment is not a badge of disability but provides “solutions to independent living”.

Louise Thrower

Occupational Therapist

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Champagne and Holy Water flows at store opening
 
Corks popped and holy water was sprinkled when Halesworth celebrated the arrival of its latest high street retailer.
 
Guests from across the community joined proprietor Veronica Downing and her staff at a party to mark the opening of Rehability, suppliers of aids and equipment to elderly and disabled people. And performing the opening ceremony was Rev. Jan Bunday of the Blyth Valley Team Ministry, who blessed the new enterprise and liberally sprinkled holy water over the assembled partygoers.
 
Visitors included representatives from Age Concern, Halesworth Business Connections and Halesworth Town Council, plus other traders from the Thoroughfare. All gathered to offer their goodwill to Rehability, which opened its doors at 7 Bridge Street on Wednesday 8 May 2013.
 
“This is a very exciting venture for all of us,” said Veronica. “We have operated out of our own Independent Living Centre in Chediston for six years, but it is clear that the centre of Halesworth is the place to be. I hope that we will now be able to provide a real service to elderly and disabled people, plus their families and their carers, here in north east Suffolk.”
 
Rehability offers a wide range of aids and equipment, from simple gadgets to assist with daily living activities, right up to powered mobility scooters. The store will also offer wheelchair and scooter repairs and maintenance.
 
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Rehability is now on facebook Like us on facebook

We now have our own facebook page where we can keep you up to date with what is new at Rehability and our latest offers.

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New Van 

Our new van ensures that you can get the home delivery service you need. Rehability is now able to offer a delivery and home visit service in north Suffolk and the Waveney Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rehability 7 Bridge Street Halesworth

Rehability is at:
7, Bridge Street, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8AB

Tel: 01986 873 803

Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
9.30am to 4.30pm

Thursday and Saturday:
9.30am to 1.00pm

 

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