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Shopmobility Aberdeen is a busy charity that aims to empower, liberate and promote social inclusion for thousands of people with mobility problems. Support our work by donating to us and helping to achieve our goals.Click To Donate
We are looking for a new Sustainable COnnections Transport Team (SCOTT) Co-ordinator. Are you energetic, motivated and good with people? if so then this may be the ideal post for you. POSITION FILLED Thank you.
The SCOTT project aims to encourage people with mobility problems to fully participate in society whilst at the same time reducing their carbon footprint and saving money. SCOTT does this by providing the assistance they need to access public transport and giving advice and information on other small changes which could reduce their household bills and help climate change.
Post Summary: To engage in planning, organising and co-ordinating recruitment programmes and training activities with a particular emphasis on intergenerational volunteering to ensure that the project appeals to as many people as possible. The Volunteer Co-ordinator will perform a key role in the general management of the SCOTT Project with the focus strongly on those who wish to work with people who have a mobility or sensory impairment. You will join an enthusiastic team and will be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently, show leadership skills and outstanding communication capability.
This is a short term contract until March 2015, extension subject to funding.For further details and to express an interest, please email shopmobility.aberdeen:gmail.com or call 01224 254338.
July 10th - 13th
Royal Aberdeen Golf Course
We had a fantastic few days at the Scottish Open, providing scooters for people to help them access this prestigious event. All the scooters were out every day, and a great time was had by all (the weather was even kind). It was such a success that we hope to be invited to participate in other sporting, public and family events in the future.
We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from Aberdeen Harbour Community Action Fund worth £25,000 over the next five years. This will enable us to pursue our development of Shopmobility Aberdeen into an organisation which provides assistance and support to anyone experiencing barriers to their mobility how so ever caused.
Sustainable Connections Transport Team
These new services are available now, for further information please click the link to our blog.
Shopmobility Aberdeen has been fortunate enough to receive the services of Andrew Bisset (Andy) as our Writer in Residence. Schools and comunity groups are being invited to participate in our Community Poem project. The theme for International Poetry Day this year is Remember and we are asking participating groups to write words and phrases that spring to their minds when they think about the word remember, or the action of remembering, on to large pieces of paper which we will then collect and Andy will then order these words and phrases into a poem. If you are part of a community who would be interested in participating please contact Andy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on (01224) 254338.
Join on the return leg of our virtual journey from Aberdeen Harbour Hong Kong to Aberdeen Harbour, UK. We are looking for people to walk, jog, run, cycle, wheel, swim and row us to our destination, the beauty of it is you don't have to make any special effort. Simply By going about your daily routine you can be chalking up miles for this event.
Use the motivation of the Hong Kong Hike to be more active, get fit, lose weight or just be part of something unique.
To sign up please send an e-mail letting us know that you are willing to take part.
All we ask is that you e-mail your weekly distance, every Tuesday, to us on email@example.com. We are measuring the distance in miles and kilometers however we are happy to convert from steps depending on how your pedometer or smart phone app works.
Keep an eye on our Twitter feed and on our Facebook page each Wednesday for the weekly shout out to those participating and for a running total of the distance covered so far, there will also be a newsletter emailed to all participants to keep you up to date on progress.
We will be delighted to have you on board.
Hope to see you back home in Aberdeen,
Shopmobility Aberdeen is a charity whose aim is to increase independence, freedom, self esteem and choice for people with disabilities.
We are a service dedicated to helping anyone with a mobility difficulty, be it temporary or permanent, who wishes to visit Aberdeen city centre to conduct business, enjoy our many visitor and cultural attractions or to visit the city’s wide variety of shops, leisure and business services.
We offer assistance to anyone experiencing a mobility or sensory impairment.
By providing the loan of a battery powered scooter, a battery powered wheelchair or a manual wheelchair to help ease your walking difficulty, and the assistance of a volunteer escort if required. Shopmobility Aberdeen is about freedom to get about the city centre.
You do not have to be registered disabled to use the scheme. It is available to those with sport or road accident injuries as well as those with long term disabilities.
The service is open to anyone living in or visiting Aberdeen.
Sustainable Connections Transport Team SCOTT - Recruiting NOW! SCOTT Volunteering role
Shopmobility Aberdeen is now accepting applications from energetic motivated individuals who can work as part of a team to assist people experiencing mobility difficulties. SCOTT volunteers will improve the access, choices and independence of people who find it hard to move freely around Aberdeen City Centre. SCOTT Volunteers will receive training in disability awareness, British Sign language and in how to effectively guide someone with sight impairment, these valuable skills can then be transferred when applying for jobs, or looking for advancement in your current career.
Volunteers can also help to raise funds on our behalf.
There are numerous ways you can help: street collections; stalls and games at galas etc; assisting with the preparation of funding bids; helping to promote the work of Shopmobility among the business community etc. Wherever your skills lie, there is a fundraising volunteering opportunity for you.
This is your chance to provide practical help to people with limited mobility.Contact Us For More Info
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"Our services are not just for shopping. This intrepid bunch are off for a night on the tiles to celebrate an 85th birthday using two wheelchairs borrowed from us."
A huge thank you to the students at Aberdeen College for their generous donation of £1,165.89. We are delighted that this group of young people chose to support Shopmobility Aberdeen. Their donation will be used to purchase new light weight manual wheelchairs which will enable us to serve more people experiencing mobility problems and extend our longer loan service.