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Free safe scoot event for mobility scooter users

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Are you struggling with your mobility scooter? Don’t know the laws about using a scooter? Or are you thinking of getting your first scooter? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this free mobility scooter safety event is for you.

Local people are invited to join the local NHS health and wellbeing team, the Neighbourhood Police Team and mobility retailer Go Mobility Centre at a special safety event to find out more about the safe and courteous use of mobility scooters and highlight common safety risks.

The event takes place at Hemsworth Community Centre on Wednesday 21st August between 10am and 12.30pm. The event is free of charge and open to any existing mobility scooter users or anyone who is considering buying a mobility scooter.

There are around 330,000 users in the UK for whom scooters provide a lifeline to the outside world giving them their freedom and independence. But staying safe on board is essential to get the most out of your mobility scooter.

At the event people will be able to get top tips on how to get the best from their scooter while keeping safe. Driving demonstrations will be provided on the indoor scooter track with the chance to have a go afterwards. A free ‘Safe Scoot’ DVD introduced by Sheila Reid, who played Madge in ‘Benidorm’ and a ‘Safe Scoot’ Highway Code booklet will be available for any scooter user who safely negotiates the indoor track. Information on choosing and looking after a scooter will be provided by South Kirkby-based Go Mobility Centre and the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be on hand to answer questions about using a scooter legally and safely.

Julian Glover, health and wellbeing development worker, said, “Mobility scooters represent freedom to people with impaired movement, but it is important to understand the scooter and the responsibilities that come with its use. We hope local people will join us to find out more about scooter use and welcome anybody thinking about getting a scooter to come along and have a test drive around our indoor track. This might just be the encouragement and reassurance somebody needs to get mobile again and get back their independence.

Places at the event are limited. To book your free place please contact Julian Glover, health and wellbeing development worker on 01977 705473 or e-mail julian.glover@swyt.nhs.uk

Free safe scoot event for mobility scooter users

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