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.
We would like to highlight and welcome our recent additions to membership.
Firstly, we would like to welcome and say congratulations to a brand new scheme that recently opened, Community House Shopmobility. This scheme came into membership at the beginning of September and they are based in Great Yarmouth. It is fantastic to see another seaside resort become accessible to those with limited mobility. (more…)
The Tom Hillier Award is presented annually to a National Federation of Shopmobility UK (NFSUK) member scheme. The Scheme must show, through their nominations that they have provided exceptional service levels to their clients that goes over and above what would normally be expected of their scheme.
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…)
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…)