We are sorry to announce that the Scotgate Mobility Shop is closing down for good at the end of October
It has been a real pleasure for us to be part of the Stamford retail community providing a mobility service for so many lovely customers, but the impact of the coronavirus has been so great that it is simply no longer viable for us to continue.
All our stock is now discounted and there are excellent bargains available including mobility aids and bathroom equipment. Cosyfeet and Sandpiper wide fitting shoes and and slippers are way below noermal price and we still have stock on some beautiful walking sticks that would make excellent gifts. Why not come in and see us or browse our website?
If you need a last-minute Christma gift, why not try our wonderful comfortable slippers by Cosyfeet and Sandpiper. They have secure velcro straps, are supportive around the heel and have a wide fit to accommodate swollen feet or problem toes. They are designed to be comfortable, warm and safe.
Declining vision affects almost everyone as they age. As eyes age, less light reaches the retina and light may be more scattered, reducing contrast and making objects more difficult to see. Most people aged 60 need at least three times more light than when they were 20, so high brightness lights are helpful for all older people as well as those diagnosed with low vision.
Low Vision and Age-related macular degeneration(AMD)
Low vision (visual impairment) is the condition when sight can’t be corrected with glasses or by any medical treatment. A common cause of low vision is age-related macular degeneration. This affects the middle part of vision, making it difficult to read and recognise faces. It doesn’t cause total blindness and is often first noticed by people in their 50s and 60s.
Good lighting can make the most of sight by increasing contrast and clarity. It can make it easier to carry out everyday tasks and help you stay independent, moving safely around your home.
General lighting should give even illumination, avoiding shadows and dark areas. Brightness levels should be similar in adjacent rooms to avoid your eyes having to adjust when moving between well lit and significantly darker areas.
Task lighting directs light where it is needed for detailed activities. Even with good general light levels in a room, the amount of light available may not be adequate for close-up tasks such as reading, writing, eating, preparing food and hobbies such as woodwork or sewing.
Our high brightness lamps are are perfect for task lighting. They are easy to adjust, to make the lighting exaactly as you need. They include these important features:
We’ve recently been appointed as a stockist of Sandpiper wide fitting shoes, sandals and boots including shoes, slippers and socks for diabetics, making us the only stockist of this speciailist footwear in the area.
A selection is listed in this website, but the best way to be sure of a proper fit is to come into our shop and let us help you. There are wide fittings from 4E to 6E and special features mean we can fit diabetic or swollen, wide and difficult feet.
Sandpiper wide fitting Sandals, Shoes and Boots, are in addition to our range of Cosyfeet extra-roomy footwear, with fitting width of EEEEEE for ladies and HHH for men.perfect for swollen and wide feet.
If you need comfortable extra wide fitting shoes, or have special requirements for swollen feet, do come in and try our ranges.
The refit of the long-established mobility shop at 9 Scotgate, Stamford has now been completed, including internal alterations and a complete makeover of the retail space.
There’s extra display space with easy access, better lighting and new flooring as well as upgraded shop fittings and a fresh new colour scheme
Managing Director, Katy Brown says “It’s really exciting to see it finally completed. The whole idea is that new and existing customers can browse the items more easily”
The new space has created room for more stock, from wheelchairs, walking aids and mobility scooters, to products that make life easier around the home, especially in the bathroom and kitchen, like easy-pouring kettles and helpful jar openers. The extra display space makes it much easier to see and compare the products on offer.
Of course, the changes have been planned to make the shop as accessible as possible, with clear floor space for wheelchairs and level access from the pavement and the free disabled parking spaces nearby in the Scotgate car park.
The work, including internal remodelling, rewiring and complete refitting was all completed on schedule and within budget by J D Interior Solutions from Peterborough.
Katy concluded “Our whole focus is on making sure that people’s mobility issues aren’t preventing them from doing what they were once able to do” To find out more, just pop into the shop and browse or have a chat with Katy. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and on Saturdays 9am to midday.