DISABILITY ACTION GROUP
Helping to set you free
AFFORDABLE ELECTRIC SCOOTER HIRE*
SERVICE FOR THE DISABLED
We aim to provide affordable hire of mobility scooters and other equipment on a short term basis to disabled people in immediate need.
We are a registered charity run by a small group of volunteers, whose role is to support the disabled community by means of helping them to overcome mobility problems.
Experience has shown that the use of mobility scooters can give a disabled person a sense of independence and help them integrate into the local community.
Scooters are loaned out on a 3 monthly basis, delivered, collected and fully maintained by us.
We make an operational and safety assessment for each hiring to help ensure the health and safety of the client, who signs a legally binding loan document. Hirers are asked to take out insurance for our own and their protection.
Winner of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services in 2004
Read the Trustees Annual Report 2016 here
Funding for purchase of our vehicle by generosity of: SIGNPOST TENANTS FORUM AMENITIES FUND 2003
*Any hire is subject to conditions – other professional health care agencies may be involved in the assessment process
Ken Gibson at Wembley and holding the FA Cup.
A MEMBER of the Disability Action Group (North Dorset) had the chance to enjoy the trip of a lifetime to Wembley.
A keen footballer, Ken Gibson, who now suffers from MS and has to use a mobility scooter, was treated to the trip as a birthday present, and it was made possible partly through the services of the charity based in Nightingale Court, Blandford, which was able to let him have a wheelchair which he could take with him to get around the stadium.
A highlight of his visit was to hold the FA Cup!
The charity, which opened its showroom and workshop in Nightingale Court in September 2014, is appealing for donations of mobility scooters which it can hire out at low cost to the disabled.
Chairman Colin Young said: “We have become a victim of our own success, and are beginning to run out of vehicles, particularly the four wheeled road going scooters, which we can hire out to those seeking our help.”
Tel: 01258 268309
Mob: 07791 232 461
Address: 6/7 Nightingale Court,
Blandford Forum, DT11 7ED
We have been successful in our application for Tesco Bags of Help funding to help us buy new scooters to replace some of the older ones we have had to scrap.
Voting will be taking place in the Blandford St Mary Tesco store during May and June, so please support us by putting the token you are given when you shop there in the collection point marked with our name.