Wheelchair services provider Millbrook Healthcare has opened a new mobility retail outlet on a business park in Southampton.
Local residents met with Peter Hull MBE when he opened the new community equipment shop in Bitterne.
Peter Hull MBE was joined by Paul Frampton from Southampton City Council and Phillip Campling, managing director of Millbrook Healthcare, to open the new retail shop, which serves the local community, selling equipment to assist and aid independent living.
The shop, which is a first for the community, is now open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.00pm and offers free parking and free disabled parking.
Mr Campling said: “Working closely with local commissioners and Southampton’s community is incredibly important to us and I’m really pleased to be able to offer this additional service throughout the city and beyond.”
Meanwhile, Mr Frampton, he is pleased to be able to “offer a service like this to local residents in and around the local area”.
“Ensuring that we offer items to help people live independently at home is really important to us and I’m proud to be a part of this service.”
An array of aids and equipment can be found in the retail centre, suitable for children and adults, including equipment to prevent falls and pressure sores.
The new store follows the recent sale of one of Millbrook’s Mi-Life retail sites to mobility dealer Recare.