A new mobility aids and advice centre for the elderly people in Daventry is set to open in just over a month after nearly a year of planning and construction.
The new hub, which will be officially opened on 22 March, is being built onto a community groups’ existing building and offer information and advice and tailored mobility solutions for elderly residents in the area.
Daventry Area Community Transport’s (DACT) Mobility & Information Advice Centre is designed to enable greater participation in community life and in turn help users to avoid the problems associated with isolation and loneliness.
The new hub will enable DACT to signpost customers to other essential mobility and health services they may not be aware of such as the continence team, housing adaptation teams, care companies, day centres, social services, council Blue badge scheme and benefits advice teams.
The hub will enable the sale of a wider range of new equipment and add to DACT’s Mobility Repairs, which recycles previously owned mobility equipment to sell at discounted prices.
It is hoped other local shops will benefit from increased patronage.
With increased access to venues, local social groups will be better represented by the elderly and those with disabilities making for a stronger more cohesive community, it is hoped.
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