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Hoists and Lifting

For an older person or someone living with complex physical disabilities, accepting care and support with day-to-day activities can be challenging – not least because when your mobility becomes limited and you’re faced with the loss of your sense of independence you may feel confused, fearful, guilty or even angry. Care may come from a variety of places, from relatives and friends to care assistants, and the equipment could soon include a wheelchair, stairlifts, access ramps, lifts and hoists. Pete Morley, Director at Obam Stairlifts, explains that when it comes to investigating the use of hoists in particular, fear can be one…

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Obam Stairlifts Hoping for Awards Success

The team at Obam Stairlifts is celebrating after hearing they have been nominated for the prestigious Midlands Family Business Awards. Obam Stairlifts, a mobility and assisted living company, has been nominated as Best Small Family Business and will now face an in-depth interview process before the glittering awards ceremony at Derby Velodrome on Thursday 9th November. The business is automatically eligible for the ceremony’s People’s Choice Award, which is based on a public vote. All businesses taking part can ask staff, clients and families to vote for them to win the only non-judged category. Chris Butroid, Director at Obam Stairlifts, said: “It’s been a great year so far…

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Obam Champions Courageous Children

Mobility specialists Obam Stairlifts sponsored the Child of Courage Award at the Heart of Lincolnshire Community Awards on 12th September. The Child of Courage winner was Phoebe Hope Vines, a seven-year-old who lost her mum to a brain tumour in June. Despite her loss, Phoebe has gone on to raise money for Brain Tumour Research and is set to lead a team on an 11-mile walk along the Grand Union Canal on Saturday 30th September. Obam Stairlifts Director Pete Morley said: “The awards are a brilliant opportunity to congratulate some of the extraordinary people within our communities, many of whom have gone the extra…

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It’s Time to Challenge the Stigma of Mobility Equipment

There are many reasons why people use mobility equipment, both in the short and long term, but one of the challenges we face as equipment specialists is helping people overcome the perceived stigma. Despite an increase in the number of people publicly using mobility aids such as sticks, frames and scooters, people still feel uneasy when they are faced with the prospect of using mobility equipment themselves. The reality of having equipment like stairlifts, through-floor lifts and ramps installed often leaves people feeling like they’re losing their independence – but the opposite is true. Mobility equipment is designed to help people overcome physical…

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Considered Construction Boosts Business

An experienced architect, city planner or builder will already be aware of the Equality Act (2010) and its predecessor the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) in regard to ensuring disabled access to public buildings, offices or new-build homes. Being sympathetic to a wide range of disabilities and individual needs can be challenging for any business, but it’s imperative that companies think more inclusively when they’re developing their premises. According to a recent BBC Newsbeat article, UK shops risk missing out on £249bn because many are inaccessible to disabled customers. Addressing accessibility and other challenges, such as becoming a dementia-friendly workplace, can only have…

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Obam Seeks a Trainee Stairlift Engineer

Family-run Obam Stairlifts provides the independent supply, installation and servicing of a range of mobility equipment including stairlifts, through-floor lifts, hoists and ramps. With a showroom based in Sturton-by-Stow, just outside Lincoln, Obam Stairlifts supports customers in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and East Riding, East Anglia, Northamptonshire and Derbyshire. Our team of engineers are central to everything we do and we pride ourselves on the quality of customer service delivered. Due to the success of the company, we are expanding and require a Trainee Stairlift Engineer for installations and servicing. Ideal applicants will have: Stairlift installation experience (or other relevant electrical or mechanical experience) …

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Finalist in Award

Obam were named among the finalists in the Employer of the Year category at the Midlands Family Business Awards in September 2016. Although Obam didn’t go on to win the award the team were really pleased to have been recognised for their efforts during the awards ceremony, which took place on Thursday 17th November. …

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Family Business Award Finalist

  Obam Stairlifts has been named among the finalists in the Midlands Family Business Awards Employer of the Year category at the regional awards which celebrate those businesses run by families. Director Chris Butroid said: “Me and my brother Steve are two of the four directors at Obam and we have always maintained that our team is one of our major strengths, so to be shortlisted in this category is a real privilege. “Fellow directors Lee Ogden and Pete Morley also champion the family element of our set up which is echoed across the company and we are always looking for opportunities to…

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Did you know you can buy direct from Obam?

Smaller items such as access ramps and threshold ramps are available to order TODAY!  Directly from the Obam site, just go to the ‘Ramps’ section of the website to see what’s on offer!  The stairlifts and larger items will always need a free no-obligation survey prior to pricing as they are all bespoke.…

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Considering everyone when making adaptations

Understandably, when home adaptations such as stairlifts, modular access ramps and through floor lifts are being considered, all of the focus and attention is on the elderly or disabled person who will be using them – considering what their needs are and making sure that the adaptations fulfil those needs. But quite often there is at least one other person living with that individual – maybe a husband, wife, partner or, perhaps, a child or a parent. This is generally the person or people that the individual needing the adaptation wants to stay at home to be with and yet it…

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