For over a decade Shopmobility Peterhead operated from the old, run down portacabin located in the Maiden Street Carpark of the town, pictured on the left.
The cabin was not in the best condition, it had been vandalised several times, it had numerous leaks which resulted in the flooring and roof being in poor condition which had been repaired by local charities including the Peterhead branch of Men’s Shed. Over the years the Shopmobility’s dedicated volunteers braved the elements in the cold and draughty portacabin, however following discussions and a newly formed relationship with the local charity Cornerstone, it was agreed that Buchan Dial-a-Community Bus could run the Shopmobility operations from the office located on the main pedestrianised thoroughfare of Peterhead’s 28 Marischal Street from September 2019.
Shopmobility is a scheme which lends wheelchairs, scooters and walking aids to members of the public with limited mobility in an aim to increase independence and mobility for all! Should you need to hire any of our mobility aids, please pop into the Cornerstone office and we will arrange the equipment to be delivered to your door – please note advance booking is essential as the equipment is not held at the Cornerstone premises.
Cornerstone provides a range of services to individuals with a variety of needs including learning difficulties, physical disabilities, autism and dementia. For a list of all of their services call on 01779 401630, pop into the office or visit Cornerstone.