The British Red Cross has partnered with the Tesco supermarket to provide a wheelchair loan service in Scarborough in the hope that convenient access to wheelchairs will play an important role in helping people get back to normal and healthy lives. ensure that no one is left behind. due to mobility issues.
The British Red Cross says its research shows that wheelchairs can help people recover from illness and injury, improving choice, independence and well-being.
The project which aims to help vulnerable people regain their independence by improving their mobility and to ease pressure on NHS services by freeing up beds and allowing patients to return home earlier.
Geoff Cheshire, British Red Cross mobility aids service manager, said: “Our partnership with Tesco is a vital link for our mobility aids service, providing wheelchairs to people in need. within the community.
“We are delighted that Tesco is continuing to provide parking spaces at convenient locations where our service users can go to get the equipment they need to enable them to be as active in their lives as possible.”
The Ephemeral Service Pilot Project launched in 2021in association with Tesco, which hosted the wheelchair service in 11 stores in Wales and England.
Pilot pop-ups helping local communities access mobility support have been so successful that the British Red Cross has scaled up this service and is continuing to expand to a total of over 30 pop-ups in Tesco stores.
The Red Cross has 150 employees across the country dedicated to the mobility of people. They continued to provide wheelchairs throughout the pandemic, often for unexpected events such as recovering from an accident or surgery.
British Red Cross staff will be on site once a week in the Tesco car park in Westwood to distribute wheelchairs on a click-and-collect basis.
Wheelchairs can be reserved using the Red Cross online reservation system or by telephone by calling 0300 456 1914. Reservations will be allocated to an individual collection time at the Red Cross pop-up point. Red, in the Tesco car park in Westwood.
Where service costs are not covered by funding agreements, users may be asked to pay a rental fee for the wheelchair. The service provides support for those who truly cannot afford to pay due to personal circumstances.
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