Leeds City Council (LCC) has issued the following update regard the Shopmobility Service:
The Shopmobility scheme, based in Merrion Centre, has been closed to its members since December 2018 following the previous providers sudden decision to cease delivery, giving LCC one week’s notice.
Since then, work has taken place and LCC has agreed to award a grant for two years from July 2019 to the William Merritt Centre for Disabled Living to operate the Shopmobility scooter hire scheme from the Merrion Shopping Centre.
Negotiations will now take place between all parties to ensure that the scheme is up and running as quickly as possible but two members of staff will need to be recruited, who in turn will operate the scheme.
As part of this grant agreement, a fleet of new mobility scooters will also be purchased.
We are sorry that this has meant a break in service for the people of Leeds, and the time it has taken to find a suitable solution, but we will work closely alongside the William Merritt Centre to develop and sustain this valuable service.