Peter Angus a volunteer with Shopmobility Highland has been recognised for his many years of Community Service by the Lord Lieutenant Janet Bowen, who presented him with the British Empire Medal.
Peter has been a Shopmobility Highland volunteer driver for the past 16 years based at Dingwall. Every Wednesday he drives one of the Shopmobility Highland minibuses collecting scheme members from their respective homes and brings them into the city centre. On arrival, the other volunteers have mobility products waiting for those who need them, enabling members to access the city and do shopping or just enjoy a day out. (more…)
September 21, 2018 | Donna Eade
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.
August 31, 2018 | Donna Eade
On Friday 10 August 2018, Littlehampton Shopmobility set up a stall outsides Sainsbury’s to fundraise for the charity. The free stall was arranged via Littlehampton Town Council and was in a good location but sadly the weather was terrible. The team fought the good fight for as long as possible and were grateful for the support of local business owners. (more…)
August 24, 2018 | Donna Eade
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