Reading is located in the central part of the county of Berkshire, about 57 miles from the centre of London. It has a population of approximately 235,000 making it the largest town in the UK. Despite its size, Reading has been declined formal city status on a number of occasions – the last application been made in 2012.
Like most settlements across the UK, Reading has a long and interesting history. During the medieval period, it had strong ties to the monarch through Reading Abbey which Henry I built in 1121 as an intended location for his burial. Interestingly, however, although historical documents confirmed he was in fact buried there, his remains have never been found.
The Reading economy
Reading is a major commercial centre. It holds its historical status in the brewing trade, but in the 19th century saw huge developments in the manufacturing industry. Since then, it has developed significantly, and is today ranked as one of the UK’s top areas for economic success and well-being.
Despite its proximity to London, Reading has an inward commuter flow, making it a significant location in the South of England to live and work.
Mobility Services in Reading
Like most large towns and cities, Reading has the usual demands on mobility services. Due to its size, location and stable economy, it is a settled community that will continue to see ongoing growth well into the future. Demands on home mobility equipment will also likely increase, especially specialised equipment such has stairlifts.
Bentley Mobility Services has been a strong presence across Reading for many years. We have sourced and supplied a variety of stairlifts and chairlifts to homes across the town, providing independent living to many individuals. Our commitment to Reading and its residents is evident in our reputation as a leading supplier of home mobility equipment to suit all needs and budgets.
This means we can source our stair lifts from a variety of manufacturers and suppliers. We’re also approved dealers of well-known brands such as Stannah, Otolift and Handicare, and our engineers are fully trained in all of their products. Our engineers will also ensure reliable and efficient installation of your stairlift with minimal disruption to your home.
We believe people should have access to all areas of their homes. We also know that homes come in all shapes and sizes. That’s why at Bentley Mobility Services we offer a bespoke solution to suit your needs, resulting in a better quality of life throughout your home.
Our long-standing, reliable service has made us a leading name in home mobility solutions, not only in Reading but across the South of England. We aim to create peace of mind throughout the installation process, including any required maintenance you may need on your chairlift. Our continued value lies in our honest and friendly service, making sure you’re better equipped for more comfortable living in and around your home.
Reading Demographic Data Guide (Reading Borough Council)