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Fife Shopmobility Ltd - Kirkcaldy

User rating: 2 stars

Thistle Street Car Park, Thistle Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1RQ
01592 803 771
Opening Times:
9.30am - 4.30pm
9.30am - 4.30pm
9.30am - 4.30pm
9.30am - 4.30pm
9.30am - 4.30pm

Please note that shop is closed between 1pm - 1.30pm every day.

Map for Fife Shopmobility Ltd - Kirkcaldy

Organisation details

They lend manual, powered wheelchairs and scooters for shopping areas to anyone with mobility problems.

They also provide a companion service for people who might require assistance while shopping or a sighted guide for those who are visually impaired.

The service is free but donations are most welcome.

Customers are required to register before using any equipment.

Services offered:

  • Shopping assistance

1 user review

Margaret McDonald

User rating: 2 stars

I use this service regularly because of arthritis problems.The staff are faultless and I do appreciate it very much.The main complaint I have is that for some reason,the scooters (which are really very old and tatty) have been calibrated recently so that they are so slow that it is impossible to take them outdoors at all.You are freezing before you go a few yards.Indoors they move at such a snail's pace that it is more frustrating than trying to walk.I get scooters in other centres in Glasgow etc and the scooters go at a normal pace and they are really new and pavement worthy.I know that it is a service funded partially by the local authority and the centre itself and I couldn't manage to shop without a scooter,but surely Fife shopmobility can do better with their equipment.The shops benefit from all the money we spend there.I believe the idea to reduce the speed of the scooters,or so I am told,came from the manager of the three shops in Fife.He is only putting people off hiring them.They never went fast at all,but now they are terrible.and rickety too.Hope this opinion is helpful.

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This organisation was verified on 27 February 2018

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