WARRINGTON Disability Partnership (WDP) are holding a Scoota-Safe Day this Saturday (September 30) in the Old Market Place in the Golden Square, from 10am until 4pm.
As well as a mobility scooter skills training track organised by the team at WDP’s Shopmobility, staff from BAS NW will be on hand with their demonstration vehicles displaying the latest designs in car adaptations including hand controls, hoists, swivel seats and top box storage systems. BAS NW will also be promoting the “Going”, the latest Segway styled wheelchair, which features an off road version.
Staff and volunteers from WDP’s social enterprise “the Disability Trading Company” (DTC) will be displaying a wide range of manual and powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters including those suitable for use on Network Warrington’s fleet of low floor buses.
Staff from WDP/DTC’s Mobility Workshop and Service Centre will be offering advice and guidance on servicing and repairs, plus they will be offering a free pre-Christmas safety check and a valet of your power chair or mobility scooter. They will also be offering a free rubber ferrule exchange on walking stick and crutches.
Dave Thompson MBE DL Chief Officer at WDP said: “Our Scoota-Safe Day events offer a unique opportunity for anyone to try a mobility scooter from our Shopmobility service, or try one of the wide range of manual and powered wheelchair and mobility scooters available from our DTC shops”. “Visitors can also pick up information about the latest vehicle adaptations from our partners at Warrington based BAS NW.”
Dave expressed his thanks to the team at BAS NW and Golden Square for providing the facilities in the Old Market Place and Network Warrington, Warrington Borough Council and Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane for financially supporting the Scoota-Safe Campaign, which aims to improve access and safety to bus travel for users of mobility scooters.
If you own a mobility scooter and you are thinking about using it on a Network Warrington bus, contact WDP on 01925 240064, to receive a free assessment, free training and free membership card.