Shopmobility – Getting Out and About

ShopmobilityWhat is Shopmobility? A service you will find in most cities and large towns. They provide mobility by hiring out electric wheelchairs/mobility scooters to those with a need.  Most users find it difficult to get about and do their shopping by foot so having wheelchair access to shops is a great help. (And most shops are wheelchair accessible now). It’s a great way to meet your family members, friends or other users too.

There is help getting started and learning to ride safely with Shopmobility staff and Volunteers to ensure you are safe to yourself, the vehicle and other shoppers!

ShopmobilityYou can find their numbers to become a member and make a booking through directory enquiries or local/Yellow Pages telephone directory. The charges are very reasonable and long term hire for home use is available too. They need your support as some centers in Scotland have closed this last year! Some contact numbers are given here next:

  • Glasgow Silverburn: 0141 880 3233
  • Braehead Centre: 0141 885 4630
  • Clydebank: 0141 952 1578
  •  Paisley and District: 0141 889 0441
  •  East Kilbride: 01355 571300
  •  Greenock:  01475 732600

If you are on the Internet, to find your nearest Shopmobility centre `Google` “Shopmobility” and your area.  The National Federation website is:- www.shopmobilityuk.org

Story by Community Reporter.

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