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Plymouth Moor View MP, Alison Seabeck, who recently instigated a debate on the safety and use of mobility scooters visited Access Plymouth based in Mayflower East car park to see for herself the services offered to assist people with mobility problems to get to Plymouth to shop and then to move around the shopping centre itself.
They offer a ‘Ring and Ride ‘ service which means that if you are elderly and disabled, living in Plymouth, and cannot access public transport that you can get to the major supermarkets and city centre shops. This is an amazing a valuable service which helps people to get out of their homes and stops them feeling so isolated. It is a good way to meet new people and make friends too!! It is a door to door service. Once at the shops then a range of mobility scooters are available from Shopmobility should they be needed and training is offered to ensure that users have no concerns and are able to get about safely.
Alison said, “ I was really impressed following the debate I had, which turned up all sorts of concerns about safety, at just how careful Shop Mobility staff and volunteers are to ensure that the vehicles are used safely.
“I would also encourage people to try out the Ring and Ride and Community Car services which really do open up opportunities to get out and about not only to the shops but on short trips elsewhere. The staff and volunteers I met at Access Plymouth were warm and friendly and are happy to offer advice”
Lesley Hargreaves the Shop Mobility Manager said, “Our aim is to support people who struggle to get around in Plymouth through provision of affordable, accessible transport. If you are not sure if we can help, then please give us a call and we can have a chat with you.”
Access Plymouth Telephone 01752 600633