The Inclusion Zone Ltd, a charity that ran Scarborough Shopmobility, has appointed liquidators nearly six months after the mobility hire service ran into difficulties.
According to a public notice published yesterday, creditors of Shopmobility appointed local liquidators at the end of February tasked with winding up the group.
Brunswick shopping centre in Scarborough posted on its website in November saying the Shopmobility service was forced to close because of ‘a lack of funding’.
Meanwhile, Scarborough Shopmobility’s website confirmed the hire service is ‘closed until further notice’.
The mobility service is one of a number to have been axed in the last two years with council budgets shrinking and funding being diverted away from Shopmobility sites.
Hire services across the country are either having to introduce new fees for users or appeal for donations.
Shopmobility services are usually run by volunteers and rely on a combination of outside funding, equipment donations and free maintenance from local equipment dealers.
Few are run as a business or charge their members which means many struggle to make ends meet and consequently a large number across the UK are facing closure.
AMP has asked Scarborough Shopmobility to comment.