Over the past couple of years we have introduced new services which all have the main aim of providing services which help people with disabilities and encourage active ageing, maintain their independence, remain included within their own community and enjoy a good quality of life, health and wellbeing.
Our vision is to ‘improve the quality of life, health, wellbeing, independence of older and disabled people in our community by providing relevant services, improving access to other support and activities within the Town Centre, and working effectively with partner agencies’.
Older & Active in East Kilbride is the umbrella organisation for our range of services including our Shopmobility service, mini bus service and The Meeting Place – our community hub.
Our services are available to anyone over the age of 50 or to anyone of any age with a disability.
POWERED SCOOTERS AND WHEELCHAIRS
We have a large fleet of scooters and powerchairs available for use.
Scooters – we have 3 and 4 wheeled scooter which can accommodate a weight range from 23 – 32 stones.
Powerchairs – we have range of powerchairs designed to accommodate a weight up to a maximum of maximum weight of 16 stone.
We have an extensive range of manual chairs for children and adults.
Our range includes transit wheelchairs for those who prefer to have a companion and self-propelled wheelchairs for people who wish to propel themselves.
It is easy and hassle – free to use Shopmobility East Kilbride. Visit one of our units, either at the Olympia or Centrewest with ID such as driving license, passport or blue badge. One of our team will be happy to complete the paperwork and then show you how to use our equipment.
As we are a charity we make a small charge for the service –
£20 yearly membership
£5 for a daily hire