cooter Store Limited is an established company with over twenty- five years’ experience, which has become very popular especially with the elderly and disabled community nationwide. The concept of a small, easy to use store for securing mobility vehicles has

been extremely well received by many local authorities. Housing Associations, County, City and Borough Councils as well as charitable organisations have installed Scooter Stores throughout the country with great success; whilst thousands have been exported to Europe. This has solved storage and independence issues for many people.

In our experience we have found that many people who use mobility scooters find it very difficult getting their scooter in and out of their property without help or assistance. Storing them in living rooms and hallways is not always ideal as they take up a lot of room and can cause fire hazards. The scooter store itself is simple and was designed in response to a

demand from the public. The standard unit is 1525mm long x 1220mm wide x 1070mm high and made of 2mm steel the store comes in a green finish. Bespoke scooter stores can be manufactured to different sizes to suit your specific mobility scooter requirements. Our Scooter Stores are delivered flat packed for installation to inaccessible places and are installed by our fully trained engineers. Our scooter stores are all push button controlled and fully lockable. A socket for charging the scooter is provided within the store. The Scooter Store requires very little maintenance. The Scooter Store is such a marvellous alternative which is secure and

theft proof, and because it is so easy to use independence can be greatly improved for mobility vehicle users.

Our contact details are: Scooter Store Limited, Unit 11 Riverside Business Park, Cambridge Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2HE. Tel: 01279 453565.

New £20 note strengthens Bank’s

commitment to making money accessible for people with sight loss


HE Bank of England’s new £20 note has come into circulation with tactile markings to help make it easy for blind and partially

sighted people to decipher it from existing £5 and £10 notes. The Royal National Institute of Blind People

(RNIB) has been working with the Bank of England for many years to make money accessible for people with sight loss, with the new polymer note featuring acclaimed artist JMW Turner. The new note has tactile markings on it with

three separate clusters of dots along the short edge to differentiate it from the £10 note, which has two clusters of dots. Visually, it is purple in colour with a clear 20 on a white background and is larger than both the £10 and £5 notes. David Clarke, RNIB Director of Services, said:

“We are delighted to have worked with the Bank of England once more on the redesign of the new £20 banknote with accessibility in mind.

“Handling cash can often be a challenge if you're

blind or partially sighted, because it can be difficult to tell the difference between the different notes and coins. We hope the creation of these notes will help enable people with sight loss to use money more easily and with confidence. By incorporating tactile features on money, we are closer to creating a more inclusive society; it’s the small changes that can make a big difference to independent living.” Sarah John, Chief Cashier at the Bank of

England, said making banknotes out of polymer allowed it to introduce the new tactile feature, “Making currency accessible to everyone in society is something that’s incredibly important to us. For quite a long time our banknotes have been different sizes and colours to help people with sight loss recognise the different denominations of notes. The move to polymer allows us to go a step further and introduce a tactile feature, which we are pleased to have developed in partnership with the RNIB.”

Call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or visit 6 Ability Needs Magazine

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