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Christmas opening 2019

We wish all our customers a very happy Christmas!

  • We are open as normal until Monday 23rd December
  • Closing for Christmas at 4pm on Christmas eve.
  • We will be reopening on Thursday 2nd January.

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.

Men’s and Ladies styles are in stock now!

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Low vision and lighting

Lighting and vision - reading book

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.

Lighting

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:

  • Adjustable brightness
  • Adjustable colour
  • Flexible stem to adjust direction

Lighting products

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Mobility Hire for Visitors

Ultra Lightweight Aluminium Wheelchair, Self PropelIf you have a relative visiting Stamford who struggles with mobility, why not hire a wheelchair or scooter from Scotgate Mobility. We are conveniently located along Scotgate a few yards from Red Lion Square (next to the pay and display car park). Hire for a day from just £5.

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Wide roomy footwear

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.

Sandpiper footwear

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. 

Cosyfeet extra roomy footwear

If you need comfortable extra wide fitting shoes, or have special requirements for swollen feet, do come in and try our ranges.

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Happy Christmas from Scotgate Mobility

Christmas Gift Ideas

We stock 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. Men’s and Ladies styles in stock now!

How about a new ergonomic rollator with a useful shopping bag, or an easily foldable fashionable walking stick?

If your relative has difficulty with hearing or vision we have an easy to read clock, magnifiers and big button phones with amplification.

We have a selection of well designed, practical daily living aids such as an easy pour kettle, reachers, sock donners, wheat warmers and blue badge holders.

 New!

We have a collection of rise and recline chairs and fireside chairs available in the shop. A well-suited chair will give proper support while seated and can incorporate specialised features such as a raised leg-rest, power-assisted recline, and a rising mechanism to safely lift the user to a standing position.

During Christmas week we are open as follows:

  • Saturday 22nd December 9 – 12
  • Monday 24th December 9 – 12
  • Tuesday 25th December – Tuesday 1st January – Closed
  • Open as normal from Wednesday 2nd January

Come and talk to us about your mobility needs!

 

 

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Falling Poppies Display

We have created a shop window display to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, ‘Falling Poppies’. A family friend made 50 poppies from felt which are pinned to a green backdrop in a waterfall effect. The Stamford branch of the Royal British Legion have given us a box of poppies to sell in the shop to support the Poppy Appeal. Come and buy your poppy here! We also have some big poppies to go on the front of your mobility scooter!

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Gold Standard for Scotgate Mobility

Scotgate Mobility has been awarded the Gold Standard for compliance with the British Healthcare Trades Association code of practice.

The company had to undergo a rigorous audit to check that all its systems and procedures comply. There are various levels of award from bronze to silver to gold and the firm passed all the testing with flying colours to achieve the gold award.

Elderly and vulnerable customers are advised to deal with companies who are members of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA). The code of conduct is endorsed by Trading Standards UK. It goes above and beyond consumer law obligations and sets a higher standard, showing consumers clearly that code members can be trusted. For example, high pressure selling techniques are banned under the scheme. BHTA members cannot cold call or mis-sell.  Products may only be supplied where there is a genuine need. Any claims made about a product must be genuine and truthful and must not give rise to false expectations.

Katy Brown, Managing Director said ‘We take customer care extremely seriously. We will always make sure the product is right for the customer and that it does exactly what they expect it to do. We are a small family firm with plans to expand. Our shop is located in Stamford’s historic conservation area, so we feel part of the community. The audit was also useful in pointing out things we will need to continue to focus on as we grow.’

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Pre-owned scooters from £295

Scooters on display in our archway
Scooters on display in our archway

Lightweight car boot scooters to full road-going models. A selection is usually on display in our archway, through from the Scotgate car park.

There are more inside.

  • All used mobility scooters are fully serviced and guaranteed.

Come and browse our stock!

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Focus on Mobility (FOM)

Nowadays, due to press and other media attention, we all understand that it is important to maintain our physical mobility along with good diet and sufficient sleep. Loss of mobility can be gradual, e.g. through advancing years, or imposed, as through an accident or disability, and people may not realise for some time, that they are becoming less active. Often too, it is not realised that other losses follow from this – loss of sociability, independence, a full life, and good health. This is why it is so essential to focus on our mobility and to understand the gains that can be made by maintaining it:

* FOM can help people retain the personal freedoms they take, or once took, for granted. The loss of these freedoms can undermine confidence and a sense of self-worth essential to our well-being.

* FOM can give people the insights they need to achieve their goals – whether that is becoming less housebound, pursuing a favourite activity, increased independence about the house and garden, or becoming more socially active in their community.

* FOM leads to an enhanced quality of life which many people now demand and expect, and are determined to achieve. A happy and successful lifestyle is important at any age and there should be little or no need to compromise on this just because we are older or have a disability. Meeting personal goals and achievements is important at all levels of ability and stages of life. We can’t all become Olympic athletes, but we can take inspiration from their exploits, and think how we might improve our mobility and quality of life!

So get your skates on and call in to see the newly refurbished shop, Scotgate Mobility, (next to Scotgate car park in Stamford), to see how the people and products there can help you achieve your personal goals!