According to Luton Today, a new website has been launched by the National Federation of Shopmobility to help recover stolen or abandoned mobility scooters and reunite them with their owners.
The National Mobility Registration Scheme was originally piloted in Littlehampton but it soon became clear that there was a national need for such a campaign. Spokesman Steve Perry explained: “We were amazed by 2015 police statistics which showed that out of 517 mobility scooters stolen, with an estimated value of £615,000, only 22% were recovered. He continued: “We understand the devastation and loss of independence this can cause.”
Luton Shopmobility manager Jayne Harris commented: “We’re pleased to support the scheme by helping clients register at the shop from 9am to midday, Monday to Friday. If you register online, please use our code LU01 which in turn will help to support us.”
It costs £12 annually and proceeds will be donated to National Federation of Shopmobility members.