An incident recently occurred in a shopping mall where a shopmobility scooter user tried to navigate a narrow aisle at the back of a shop. The gap was insufficient for the scooter to pass through easily. The result was the rider knocked into a stool which caused an older person to be knocked off the stool and seriously injured. In a world where the blame game is on the rise who was at fault? (more…)
Last week Nottinghamshire police were called to an area of the A52, a busy dual carriageway, at around 7 pm, wherein complete darkness a female scooter owner was travelling down the dual carriageway with no lights and no flashing amber. Luckily, no one was harmed and the woman made it home safely. However, the issue of mobility scooters, which are unable to travel above 8mph, on dual carriageways remains. (more…)
*‘Research has shown that, within 3 minutes of ignition, the temperature of the mobility scooter reached 375°C. Between 5 and 8 minutes after ignition the compartment temperature rose from 54°C to 181°C and continued increasing to 214°C, after 8.5 minutes (with the mobility scooter itself reading 556°C). (more…)
To Start off the Shopmobility 40th anniversary year and the 30th National Federation of Shopmobility Year we are taking our celebration to NAIDEX!
NAIDEX is also celebrating 45 years as the UK’s largest disability event for trade, healthcare professionals and end-users. Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC on the 26th & 27th March, Naidex gathers innovation, information, cutting edge suppliers, and over 200 inspirational speakers from around the world to one venue, over two unforgettable days. (more…)
Funding for many charities is becoming increasingly hard to secure and even harder to hold onto. Many shopmobilities are struggling to secure funding at a time when the need for shopmobility services is increasing. Shopmobility is dedicated to helping anyone one with a mobility impairment, regardless of your disability status. (more…)