During the Coronavirus shutdown, Shopmobility Paisley and District had to close down their base in the Paisley Centre Car Park in Storie Street, Paisley.

However, following a deep clean of their base and the adoption of strict hygiene measures, Shopmobility is pleased to announce they are back in business, with their mobility scooters now available for hire.

Shopmobility is a free service helping people with limited mobility to visit Paisley town centre independently, with freedom and confidence. You don’t have to be registered disabled or a Blue Badge holder to make use of the Shopmobility service. The service is available to anyone with temporary or permanent mobility impairment, whether through disability, illness or injury.

Shopmobility Paisley and District offers free daily hire of manual and powered wheelchairs and powered scooters, to allow people to access shops and other facilities in Paisley independently. Manual wheelchairs and portable travel scooters are also available at a small cost for longer term hire.

Shopmobility board member, Margaret Dymond, performed the opening ceremony, complete with her safety visor as she cut a tape to officially open the office.

Margaret, said: “It’s great to be back in business. We know that many of our clients have been in shielding and are desperate to get back out and do their own shopping, so we’re pleased to be able to help them by having our range of mobility scooters and wheelchairs available for hire.

Shopmobility Manager, Karen Miller, added: “We’ve missed our regular clients and the chats we used to have with them. I’ve phoned some of them up during the lockdown just to check they were doing okay and everyone was desperate to get back out and about. We’ve brought in strict hygiene measures to make the hire of our scooters as safe as possible for all our clients.”

Shopmobility Paisley & District is based in the ground floor of the Paisley Centre Car Park in Storie Street, Paisley and is open between 10am to 4pm on Mondays to Fridays and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays (closed on Sundays). You can call ahead to book a scooter/ wheelchair by calling 0141 889 0441 or by emailing shopmobilitypaisley2019@outlook.com.

By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News

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