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The Most Accessible Heritage Sites in Britain Title

18th April, 2024

Unveiling the Top 10 Most Accessible Heritage Sites in the UK

Discover the most and least accessible heritage sites in the UK and the best regions to visit the most mobility-friendly and popular sights.

Travel and Things To Do

Title 'Bracing for Winter: Your Guide to Increasing Seasonal Expenses'

24th October, 2023

Bracing for Winter: Your Comprehensive Guide to Seasonal Expenses

The cost of living has become increasingly challenging for us all. Here's how you can make your pennies go further.

Health and Wellbeing

Disabled Facilities Grant

28th July, 2023

Disabled Facilities Grant: What it Means for You

The Disabled Facilities Grant is available to those with disabilities who need to make accessibility changes to their homes. Here's what you need to know.

Health and Wellbeing

Accessibility of Premier League Stadiums title

22nd June, 2023

The Best and Worst Football Premier League Stadiums for Accessibility

In this article we narrow down the best and worst stadiums for accessibility around the UK.

Travel and Things To Do

Lady sat on edge of bath about to use an Oak Tree bath lift

13th June, 2023

What are the Advantages of Bath Lifts for the Elderly?

You may find that your mobility has changed and that you need assistance getting in and out of the bath safely. Here are some other advantages.

Bath Lifts

allotment waiting times in the UK with a graphic of an allotment in the shape of a clock

24th May, 2023

Allotment Wait Times in the UK: The Growing Demand for Outdoor Space

Over 100,000 British people are on the waitlist for an allotment. Here's how long you can expect to be on the waitlist and the regions with the longest waits...

Travel and Things To Do

Cost of housing then vs now

7th March, 2023

From Bargain to Bank-Breaking: UK House Prices Then and Now

Oak Tree Mobility has looked at the rapid rise in property values over the past four decades to compare the landscape for different generations looking to secure their own home.

Travel and Things To Do

Illustration of man and woman on magnifying glass.

6th February, 2023

Finding Love in Later Life

To help demystify the dating scene, Oak Tree Mobility looks at what finding love in 2023 is like for the over 50s.

Travel and Things To Do

illustration of elderly man isolated on top of the globe

11th January, 2023

The Importance of Elderly Mental Health and Blue Monday

Elderly individuals may be at an increased risk for mental health issues due to a number of factors. Here are the top issues to look out for and recommended solutions.

Health and Wellbeing

Loneliness Index

22nd November, 2022

The Loneliest Regions in the UK

Following Covid-19 and the cost of living crisis, the loneliness epidemic is on the rise. Find out where your region ranks on our Loneliness Index and the top factors contributing to social isolation.

Health and Wellbeing

Baby boomers vs Gen z

30th September, 2022

Boomers vs Gen Z: Differences and Similarities

Gen Z and Boomers often perceive themselves as different in many ways, but are they really as different as they think?A lot has changed for young people in the last 50 years thanks to technological and societal advancements. Here's what people of today really think.

Travel and Things To Do

Disability benefits cover image

17th August, 2022

Top 10 European Countries With the Highest Disabled Populations - How Do Their Benefits Stack Up?

Oak Tree has studied the data from the top 10 European countries with the highest disabled populations and discovered just how well the UK’s benefits stacks up in comparison.

Health and Wellbeing

Person in hospital bed

9th August, 2022

What is a Profiling Bed?

If you’re in the process of researching beds that can do more to support mobility and health, you may be asking what is an adjustable bed, what is a profiling bed and what is an electric profiling bed? Oak Tree has all the answers.

Adjustable Beds

Mr Andres Testimonial

5th August, 2022

Mr Andrews Shares His Story

Mr Andrews' rise and recline chair has helped him to sit and stand with ease again. Learn all about him and how his chair made all the difference.

Rise and Recline Chairs

Elderly couple exercising

5th August, 2022

Stay Active: Chair Exercises to Maintain Your Mobility

Many of us encounter mobility problems as we age and find that exercising can be tricky. Our personal trainer has helped us to design these easy home exercises that you can try from the comfort of your chair.

Health and Wellbeing

Elderly woman having a massage

5th August, 2022

31 Health Benefits of Massage

Many studies demonstrate the benefits of massage for easing mental and physical ailments. So, we’ve put together a list of thirty-one different illnesses or pains that massages can help.

Health and Wellbeing

Osteoporosis doctor showing example of spine

4th August, 2022

Can an Adjustable Bed Help With Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a health condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. Find out how an adjustable bed can help you live with osteoporosis.

Adjustable Beds

Man with Arthritis in arm

4th August, 2022

Help Osteoarthritis with a Rise and Recline Chair

You likely know that osteoarthritis is a disease endured by thousands of people in the UK every day. But did you know that the painful symptoms can be relieved through the use of a rise and recline chair?

Rise and Recline Chairs

Jack from TV advert dancing in living room

3rd August, 2022

Rise…with Oak Tree Mobility

On the back our new TV advert...rise, recline, relax...we look at the benefits of the 'rise' aspects of our products.

Rise and Recline Chairs

Jack from the TV Advert Dancing Outside

3rd August, 2022

February in the Garden

With springtime and the key growing season just around the corner...

Health and Wellbeing

image of man in a leather manual recliner

27th July, 2022

What is a Manual Recliner?

How do they work, how long do they last and is it better to buy an electric recliner? Here's everything you need to know about manual recliners.

Rise and Recline Chairs

Accessibility in the workplace - team working at their desks

13th July, 2022

Accessibility in the Workplace

Data indicates that accessibility in the workplace has improved greatly in the last 10 years, but there is certainly more to be done.

Health and Wellbeing

A person sat by their commode

12th July, 2022

What is a Commode?

If you or a loved one have recently been discharged from a stay in hospital or are struggling with mobility and require additional support with going to the loo, you may be wondering ‘what is a commode?’. Oak Tree Mobility explains the difference between a toilet and commode, and shares key features of the most popular products.

Health and Wellbeing

older woman using a walking aid to walk outside with their grandchild

28th June, 2022

How to Choose the Right Walking Aid?

Choosing the right mobility aid can be a complicated and daunting process. To help you on your journey, Oak Tree has shared the most popular mobility aids and their key features. By the end of this blog post, you should feel more confident in choosing the right walking aid for you.

Health and Wellbeing

Bed sheet fitting onto the corner of a bed

1st June, 2022

How to Choose the Right Bed Sheets

Typically in your lifetime, you will spend one-third of your life in bed, so we have a handy buying guide to help you find the perfect bedding.

Adjustable Beds

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