Wheels for Freedom Registered Charity 1015680
Wheels for FreedomRegistered Charity 1015680

Latest news

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 helen@safewise.org or by calling SafeWise on 01202 591330. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Sessions dates:

 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/

Kindly supported by:

The Talbot Village Trust

The ACT Foundation

The Valentine Trust

Specsavers Poole High Street

Poole Borough Council

The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean            Charitable Foundation

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Newtown Conservative Club