Our brand-new directory is now in print!
Since the British Healthcare Trade Association (BHTA) took over the management of the National Federation of Shopmobility one of the most frequent requests from member schemes and the public was to bring back the printed version of the directory.
Following on from the success of last year’s copy we have produced another updated version and this year’s is even better. (more…)
August 17, 2018 | Donna Eade
Stockport shopmobility celebrated 20 years in existence in 2017 and now it’s fighting for survival. Having lost their council funding they looked for other avenues of support. This developed into a shop and cafe being opened to support the running costs of the scheme.
The average shopmobility costs just over £47,000 a year to run. With high electricity bills due to charging all the scooters, repair and maintenance costs, staff costs where there is a paid member of staff (this is not always the case some schemes are run 100% by volunteers), rent, and replacing old equipment the costs soon add up. (more…)
August 10, 2018 | Donna Eade
Double Celebrations at Lowestoft Shopmobility
This year Lowestoft celebrate 21 years as a scheme but they made 20 years their special celebration read on to find out how 20 years became the new 21.
Last year, 2017, Lowestoft Shopmobility celebrated 20 years of existence. Originally set up as part of D.I.A.L. (The Disablement Information and Advice Line) in 1997 Lowestoft Shopmobility eventually went its own way and became a separate charity in June 2003. (more…)
August 3, 2018 | Donna Eade
Information supplied by Luton Shopmobility
The team at Luton Shopmobility are shouting loud and proud about their values in the form of an acrostic of SHOPMOBILITY. Jayn Harris Manager at Luton sent in this image showing just how proud she is of her team and how proud they are of the work they do and the services they provide. (more…)
July 20, 2018 | Donna Eade
Article and image supplied by Stockport Shopmobility
On Monday 2nd July, the mayor of Stockport, councillor Walter Brett, successfully completed his scooter challenge along with Councillor Tom McGee.
This now annual event requires the new mayor to undergo a full British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) mobility assessment before being conducted on a tour of the shopping centre by Shopmobility Stockport vice-chair Stephanie Ormerod. (more…)
July 13, 2018 | Donna Eade