An Aberdeen care group has entered the mobility aids retail market with a new shop at its independent living centre.
Bon Accord Care opened the store in Hillylands Independent Living Centre at an event attended Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett.
The new retail arm will sell equipment to support independent living and the store will offer a number of facilities.
Customers can drop into the store for advice from occupational therapists and clinical appoints to receive full assessments.
In addition to modern equipment and specialist seating, the retailer also has a profiling bed, stairlift, hoists and a wash/dry toilet for assessment purposes.
Early intervention and self-management are the key messages the business is looking to communicate to customers.
Managing director of Bon Accord Care, Alistair MacLean, said: “This is a great place for anyone to go if they feel they might need a little help around the home or to get out and about. I am delighted that the shop is now open with on-site staff ready to advise you how to make life easier. We look forward to welcoming you to Hillylands.”
The Lord Provost said: “Through early intervention and self-management, we want to encourage citizens to be able to support their independence. With a range of special equipment on sale and advice available from occupational therapists at the BACShop at HillyLands Independent Living Centre is definitely worth a visit.”
Bon Accord Care specialises in the provision of adult social care and works with thousands of people across Aberdeen; helping them to live independently in their own homes and local communities.
It has a range of services, predominantly focused on older people, rehabilitation and enablement, that aim to promote choice, dignity and respect.