The Tom Hillier Award was created after the passing of NFSUK founder Tom Hillier in 1991. The Award celebrates the scheme within the National Federation who has shown exceptional service to their members. This year we had 5 shortlisted schemes, which resulted in 1 highly commended certificate being awarded alongside the main Tom Hillier Trophy.
The Tom Hillier Award is presented at the British Healthcare Trades Awards Dinner at the end of the year. This Award ceremony celebrates the best in British healthcare, from innovation to end product, from customer service to life time achievement. This year it was held on the 29th of November at the Alton Towers Hotel in Staffordshire.
December 13, 2018 | Donna Eade
Five years ago, we had six standard mobility scooters donated to us. They provided a very good service for those five years. Sadly they have worn out and we needed to replace them. Having little funds of our own to purchase new ones, my search was on to seek new funding.
Over the past few years, grant funding has become progressively more difficult for many charities including shopmobility. I realised it was a tall order and I tried desperately to find funding for the new scooters from various sectors within our community. (more…)
November 26, 2018 | Donna Eade
You may think riding a mobility scooter is simple, turn the key and go. However, a mobility scooter has risks too. Many pavements are not wide enough for pedestrians and mobility scooters and if you get a pushchair and a scooter on the same path, it can become very crowded very quickly.
When you are riding on the pavement, you need to think like a driver, give way to pedestrians, slow down and remember scooters are very quiet they may not know you are there. (more…)
November 16, 2018 | Donna Eade
We are inching ever closer to finding this year’s winner of the coveted Tom Hillier Award. Today we announce the shortlist and in 27 days, the winner will be announced.
The Tom Hillier Award is granted to the shopmobility scheme that shows, through their nominations, that they have given an exemplary service to their clients over the last 12 months. (more…)
November 2, 2018 | Donna Eade
In 2016, AVOW started a petition to stop the loss of disabled parking in Wrexham town centre. The loss was due to the relocation of the Police Headquarters. A compromise was reached, however, the eight disabled spaces were lost and were not fully replaced.
October 12, 2018 | Donna Eade