Simplyhealth Independent Living expands in the Midlands with the acquisition of Care and Mobility

Simplyhealth Independent Living, the award winning retailer of mobility products and aids for daily living has acquired Care and Mobility, a well-established mobility business based in the West Midlands. The acquisition will add six more stores to the seven it already owns.

Steve Gates, Managing Director of Simplyhealth Wellbeing Services
We look forward to welcoming Care and Mobility into Simplyhealth as it has an excellent reputation and a talented workforce. We will be integrating the business over the next few months, but want to assure all of our customers and suppliers that it’s very much business as usual, with the team they know continuing to deliver the high standards of service they have come to expect.

Since we entered the market in 2008 the health and care landscape has changed significantly. We have taken the time to listen to our customers and developed a greater understanding of the market and more importantly the people we serve. 

We have an ageing population in the UK, and as people live longer many can develop complex health and care needs. This places a greater demand on health and social care at a time when there are budget restraints on state funding. Many older and vulnerable customers can no longer rely on statutory support for all of their needs and are looking for advice and support from a company that they can trust.
Steve Gates, Managing Director of Simplyhealth Wellbeing Services
I chose Simplyhealth Independent Living as the buyer of Care and Mobility because they have an unwavering commitment to help people make the most of their lives and their mutual values means they are very supportive to their staff and the communities.
Lance Hickman from Care and Mobility

Simplyhealth Independent Living helps people get the most out of life through providing a comprehensive range of mobility products and daily living aids from stores, via home assessments and online. It has stores in Andover, Bristol, Burnham, Droitwich, Leeds, Norwich and Salford. This acquisition means it will now take on six more in Telford, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Northfield, Kenilworth and Willenhall.

In 2014 Simplyhealth Independent Living won the Team of the Year at the British Healthcare Trades Awards. Simplyhealth also provides an extensive range of health plans to help individuals, families and companies. These include cash plans, dental plans, private medical insurance and self-funded health plans.