New mobility scooter scheme to roll out in Stroud this month

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Nationwide scheme, Shopmobility, which lends manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs, and scooters to people with limited mobility, is set to launch in Stroud in July.

Shopmobility Stroud will offer two scooters, six wheelchairs and several walking frames for a low hire cost.

The non-profit scheme will run in conjunction with the Gloucestershire Minibus Scheme, with the buses bringing people to town and then offering them the chance to use the scooters.

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Stroud News and Journal reported that Shopmobility Stroud’s Graham Stanley said: “Everyday activities can often be a struggle for those with mobility problems and this will give them the opportunity to get out and about.

“Since the mobility shop up near Iceland shutdown there is no way people who require help can get it.

“This scheme has already been implemented in Cheltenham and Gloucester, increasing the town’s footfall and it is about time we had it in Stroud.”

The Shopmobility team are set to attend Stroud Show on Saturday to promote the launch.

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