We are delighted that the Big Lottery Fund have awarded us nearly £10,000 for a Wheels for Freedom Shopmobility development project.
We will be able to use the funding to run a promotional campaign and outreach events to raise awareness of the service and pilot a mentoring scheme for people with disabilities. This is to build capacity for the development of the service and hence lead to our clients having a more involved social life and help to combat social isolation for those affected.
Thanks to a wonderful Grant from the Talbot Village Trust and ACT Foundation we have been able to purchase more mobility scooters for our Out n' About service. These scooters will carry a larger weight than the majority of our other units and will increase the capacity of our service.
Volunteers are desperately needed - if you can help us please phone us on 01202 661770.
SafeWise Bournemouth is working in partnership with the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver a safety awareness course for mobility scooter users or those thinking of purchasing a mobility scooter in Dorset.
During the combined theory and practical session you will find out about:
· The law and mobility scooters
· Improve your safety, awareness and control
· Improve your manoeuvrability
· Learn useful everyday safety tips
Sessions cost just £10 to attend. As places are limited you MUST book in advance by either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling SafeWise on 01202 591330. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Wednesday 21st June – 1030hrs – 1300hrs
Wednesday 9th August – 1030hrs – 1300hrs
Friday 13th October – 1030hrs – 1300hrs
For details please see our website safewise.org/scootwise-mobility-scooter-powered-wheelchair-training/