Shopmobility update

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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.

By |Older People, PSI
2019-07-10T13:29:59+00:00 3rd July 2019|0 Comments

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Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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