Shopmobility celebrates its 10th anniversary

Published on: 02 May 2016

SHOPMOBILITY South Gloucestershire is celebrating ten years in operation.
The scheme provides mobility scooter and wheelchair hire, which helps users access Yate Shopping Centre.
Vice chairman David Bell, a founding trustee, said: “It has made such a positive difference to people’s lives.”
The service hires out battery powered scooters and also wheelchairs, enabling people who have limited mobility to retain their independence.
People come from all over South Gloucestershire and beyond to use Shopmobility as the centre is flat and easily accessible. Yate is the only place in the district apart from The Mall at Cribbs Causeway where people can visit a variety of shops and services through scooter hire.
Downend Councillor Janet Biggin is the new chairwoman of Shopmobility.
She said: “We are really making a difference to those people who use the service to visit the shopping centre - allowing independence to our service users, who would be isolated without it.”
The Shopmobility office is open Tues and Friday 9.30am-4pm and Thurs and Sat 9.30-2pm. Telephone 01454 868718 or 07999574474 for more information or e mail shopmobilitysouthglos@yahoo.com

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