Who are we?

Abilia Toby Churchill is the UK branch of the Abilia family.

Together we develop, manufacture and provide assistive technology to people around the world. Our range of assistive products give independence and support to people of all ages and abilities, with a wide range of communication, cognition and daily living needs.

We are passionate about providing solutions to improve the quality of life for those who use them and committed to being friendly and approachable. As such, we always listen to the needs of our customers and those who support them. Dedicated to researching and developing products and services which are reliable and dependable, we strive to meet and exceed customer expectations.

Our guiding principle is the seamless integration of people and technologies.

Toby Churchill Ltd

Toby Churchill Ltd is a leading, global provider of assistive technology.

Our flagship product is the Lightwriter® - a communication device designed by Toby Churchill himself over 40 years ago, to address his own communication needs.

We have the most diverse and expanding range of ECS and AAC products in Europe including brands such as Lightwriter, Gewa, Tobii DynaVox, Boardmaker, Quha, Grid and Servus.

We focus on the needs of the individual to provide an integrated, personalised solution which can give them the independence to get on with their day-to-day life. From communicating how they feel, to answering the door.

We are with you every step of the way, from initial assessment to after-sales service and support. You will always speak to a real person, whether it is your local Product Advisor, local Engineer, or somebody from our centralised dedicated UK Support Team.

As a proud Member of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA), overseen by the Trading Standards Institute (TSI), we abide by the BHTA Code of Practice.


Abilia develops, manufactures and provides assistive technology in the areas of Communication, Cognition and Environment Control & Alarm. We have presence in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the UK and with the help of distributors; we export our products to more than 20 countries.

Abilia is a merger of the four companies Gewa, Falck Igel, Handitek and Toby Churchill. The merger has enabled us to strengthen our expertise across borders and increased our ability to develop innovative assistive products in close collaboration with users and people in the assistive technology field. The history and background that helped build Gewa, Falck Igel, Handitek and Toby Churchill is still present in Abilia!

Abilia also has a background of more than 40 years of committed experience in the industry. Our passionate workforce ranges from rehabilitation engineers and technicians to special education teachers, occupational therapists and speech therapists. We work closely with our users, Assistive Technology Service organisations and specialists from various fields.

The name Abilia stems from the word ‘ability’. By providing users with the opportunity to improve their own ability, we wish to give everyone, regardless of the nature of their disability, the chance to boost their own ability, independence and safety in their day-to-day lives.