Shopmobility Moves to Liverpool One
On 29th May, Liverpool Shopmobility, managed by Local Solutions, moved to new premises within the Liverpool One complex. Staff, volunteers and service users joined in the celebrations of the phase 1 opening, which attracted over 200,000 shoppers. The launch of the 42 acre city centre development, coincides with Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture.
Shopmobility supports people of all ages who have a mobility restriction by providing them with the freedom and independence to access amenities in Liverpool city centre through the hire of mobility equipment. The service is available to everyone who has a mobility restriction which can be due to age, disability or injury. A range of modern and easy to use mobility equipment is available for hire, including wheelchairs, power chairs and power scooters. Staff are at hand to offer information about local amenities, accessible shops, disability issues and mobility equipment.
Local Solutions is proud that Shopmobility is at the heart of the development, and has been working with the complex developers Grosvenor, as well as stakeholders, including Liverpool City Council and Merseytravel to ensure an enhanced Shopmobility service.
Stephen Hawkins, the organisation’s Chief Executive said, “Liverpool One is the most exciting regeneration development taking place in the country and we are proud to be part of it. In twenty years time, 4 in 10 people will require some form of care and it is vital that those people will not be excluded from this wonderful opportunity. As an organisation of strong values, Local Solutions made it clear early on that it was important that the development wasn’t seen as ‘exclusive’. Shopmobility will provide opportunities for all our people to benefit from Liverpool One regardless of their disabilities.
For information on any aspect of the service contact Shopmobility
on 0151-707 0877 or visit www.localsolutions.org.uk/projects/Shopmobility/ .