OTAC Chester - Supporting informed choices, with specialist advice from Occupational Therapists

Ross Care enjoyed a day meeting with Occupational Therapist from across the Cheshire Region at the Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conference hosted at The Queen Hotel in Chester on 15th September.

In particular, they focussing on the ways they can provide support for individuals looking to self-help or who may be managing long-term health conditions. Ross Care’s sales department has been developed to compliment the support provided by statutory services. Read more here about the what they offer...

Self Help Solutions for your Service Users - Supporting informed choices, with specialist advice from Occupational Therapists

  • Maintaining Outdoor Mobility
  • Independence at Home
  • Small Equipment that Makes all the Difference
  • Reducing Social Isolation
  • Wheelchairs for Performance or for Carer Use
  • Home comfort & support

What’s different about buying from Ross Care?

Ross Care is known as a provider of Community Equipment and NHS Wheelchair services, but also has an established sales department. This comprises of several retail and independent living sites, clinicians and technical experts. Our experience uniquely places us to provide...

 

Therapist Advice

Our therapists help people to explore the pros and cons of a wide range of equipment, enabling them to make informed choices. In person, telephone & virtual appointments for therapist advice are all available free of charge. Whilst we do not offer OT assessments, this advice enables customers to manage their own long term health conditions and think through preventative strategies.

 

Try Before You Buy

Which equipment will suit both the individual & carer? Our accessible, friendly shops enable people to get ‘hands on’ with equipment before purchasing.

 

Mobile ‘Independent Living Centre’ Service

We take independent living to customers in their own home. Following thorough discussion, we take suitable products across a broad range of manufactures for customers to try. This enables them to check compatibility with their own environment. Mobile independent living makes this service more easily accessible to wider range of people.

 

Trusted supplier to the NHS & Local Authorities

As a contractor to the NHS and Local Authorities we have high service standards and offer credibility and peace of mind.

 

Local Setup, Service & Repair

Ross Care are well known for expertise in equipment fitting, service & repair. Customers appreciate this technical support for the lifetime of their equipment.

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Well done to Lauren Flaxen (member of Sunderland Harriers running club) and Andrew Fowler for completing last weeks edition of the Great North Run.

A particularly impressive effort as Lauren sustained a leg injury in the build-up to the event. Undeterred however, Lauren and her partner Andrew approached Ross Care to see whether we could sponsor them with a wheelchair for the event.

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Hackcessible: the multidisciplinary design-and-make competition that puts users at the heart of the product design

Ross Care is pleased to be supporting Hackcessible 2021 and is in search of 'Challengers'. Are you aware of a specific challenge in your daily life that can't be met by existing technology? Then there are university technology students preparing to put their expertise to work to devise a solution.

Hackcessible students and challenger

What is Hackcessible?

Accessible is an annual Assistive Technology innovation competition that brings interdisciplinary teams of students together, collaborating with disabled individuals to solve their specific challenges through innovative technology.

Hackcessible puts end users at the heart of the process, inviting them to lead the project as co-designers and to participate in every aspect, from the workshops to the make-a-thon, to ensure we design products that are useful and effective in solving everyday challenges.

Hackcessible montage

How do I get involved?

  • Do you have a disability or care for someone who does?
  • Is there a specific challenge in your daily life that can't be met by existing technology?
  • Do you have an idea for something that could improve your quality of life, and/or that of others?
  • Would you like to work with enthusiastic students to come up with a solution and build it?

If you have a specific challenge in mind, tell us about it using the button below, or go to our website at hackcessible.org, where you will find more information about the event, as well as examples of previous challenges that teams have tackled. If your challenge is suitable for the make-a-thon, we will try to connect you with a team of students in your area.

If you would like to chat an idea through with us or want to know how we can support you to be involved, please get in touch at info@hackcessible.org.

Do you have a challenge idea

Hackcessible is seeking challenges ahead of their 'Challenge Event' on the 29th October. Wherever you're located, get in touch to tell them about your challenge and the team will try to match you with University students working in your area.

Submit you challenge idea here or make contact via info@hackcessible.org.

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Ross Care launch Cheshire Community Equipment Service

Having been awarded the contract in December 2020, Ross Care launched its latest service on the 1st April.

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Click and Collect - Mobility scooters and more

With click and collect at Ross Care mobility shops, your buying options are more flexible than ever before with advice on hand to ensure you selected the right item.

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Susanne takes on a new challenge amongst icy conditions to support a charity close to her heart.

Having lost her husband to cancer last year, she has first hand experienced the impact the disease has, both on the individual and those close to them and has decided to take action.

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Ross Care acquired by Millbrook Healthcare Limited

Exciting news! We are delighted to announce that Ross Care has been acquired by Millbrook Healthcare Limited.

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Long Covid

Up to 20% of people who have had Covid-19 / Coronavirus will suffer from long-term effects caused by this virus which can last for weeks or months, this is known as Long Covid.

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Christmas Jumpers in aid of Willow Burn Hospice

Despite a challenging year, the team Ross Care’s Washington Service Centre have been keeping in mind those in greater need.

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Ross Care receives Cyber Essentials Approved Certification

Ross Care has been awarded Cyber Essentials Approved Certification, which defends our systems against cyber-attack ensuring customer data is safe and secure for the processing of wheelchair supply & services

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