Scottish mobility business pairs up with new repair scheme to get people mobile again
Inverness-based City Mobility is participating in a scheme to keep older people and those with disabilities on the move by giving a helping hand to users of wheelchairs, powerchairs and mobility scooters.
City Mobility is offering £50 worth of work towards the repair or service of a manual wheelchair, puncture repairs or tyre replacements on mobility scooters and powerchairs.
It is one of 300 businesses and projects involved in the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme, which is part of the Scottish Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic to help those who would otherwise struggle to afford to have their equipment serviced or repaired.
Unlike most bike shops across Scotland taking part in the scheme, City Mobility is the only business to provide this service for mobility equipment.
Carol Elliot, the managing director of City Mobility, told the John O’Groat Journal that she is delighted to be able to help people get their mobility equipment back in use through the scheme.
She said: “We’ve had a really good response, which shows there is a real need here. People want to be able to get out and about safely and not have to rely on others, so a mobility scooter is ideal for that.”
It’s thought that around 30,000 people are set to benefit from the scheme, which is funded by Transport Scotland and administered by Cycling UK.
City Mobility can go to customers’ homes anywhere in the Highland, Moray, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire local authority areas to do the repairs.
The retailer is also offering people whose mobility scooter is beyond repair the opportunity to win a new Pride Apex Lite mobility scooter via its Facebook page.
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