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Shopmobility Shopmobility is a national scheme, run by local authorities, that lends wheelchairs and powered scooters to members of the public who have a permanent or temporary disability and need help getting around. It allows people to enjoy the retail and leisure facilities of a town more freely. In Sefton there is a Shopmobility centre in Southport, located in the car park on Tulketh Street. A new centre opened in July at the Eco Centre, in the Esplanade park and ride. Wheelchairs and power chairs can be hired for the day, overnight or for longer periods and scooters are normally used on a daily basis. All the vehicles can be delivered to or collected from a hotel, railway station or coach point, subject to volunteer availability. Users need to register before borrowing any equipment and you will need to provide ID and two passport photos to do this. There is an annual membership fee of £25, with each hire charged at £2 per day. Daily membership is available at £4 per day. Overnight hire costs extra. Advanced booking is recommended by calling 01704 546654. A free advocacy service is also available for disabled people or their carers who live in Sefton. In West Lancashire Shopmobility is available in Ormskirk - at Two Saints Place Retail Park, facing the park and in between Morrison’s and the swimming baths - and on ground floor of the Concourse Shopping Centre in MY CARE GUIDE

Skelmersdale within the Scootermart shop. Membership costs are currently £10 per year plus £1 per use of the equipment during opening hours (10am - 4pm). Long-term hire is also available Before using the equipment you will have to provide proof of identity, and take a short ‘driving test’ of the scooters. Tuition is also available for people who have recently bought a mobility scooter or is thinking of buying one. For more details call Shopmobility Ormskirk on 01695 570055 or Shopmobility Skelmersdale on 01695 550066.  37

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