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New mobility scooter venture makes Lake District accessible to all

The charity Lake District Mobility has recently launched its first all-terrain mobility scooter, known as a Tramper, at Whinlatter Forest. The mobility scooters are available for hire for people with limited mobility to participate in the same outdoor activities as their family, friends and the wider community. Julia Walker, founder of the charity, said: “I’m […]

Mobility scooter given police escort off a busy dual carriageway

Two people riding a mobility scooter were escorted off a busy dual carriageway by Gloucestershire Constabulary. Dashcam footage from the police officers’ car showed the mobility scooter crawling along the A40 at 8mph. Officers in an unmarked car guided the mobility scooter driver and his passenger towards the Shell petrol station at Longford, Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire […]

Half of employees believe using a mobility scooter would undermine their credibility

Since the 2010 Equality Act, workplaces across the UK are obliged to provide disability access. Yet despite driving up the use of mobility aid tools and facilities such as mobility ramps, new research reveals many workers believe using mobility aids, including a mobility scooter, in the workplace would undermine their professional image and credibility. From […]