Shopmobility Cookstown is a local registered Charity (Reg No. XT22921) set-up to provide equipment, advice and support to those with mobility restrictions in the Cookstown area. The scheme is managed by a group of local people dedicated to providing services to those who have difficulty getting around.Aims
We also have a sister organisation Shopmobility Dungannon based in Ranfurly Arts & Visitor Centre, Dungannon. We both work together under the same management committee and your membership card is valid for both schemes.
As part of Shopmobility Cookstown's responsibility to provide a first class service, the scheme is members of both Shopmobility Northern Ireland and Shopmobility UK. Both these organisations assist us by providing information and support to enable us to achieve our high levels of customer service.
L-R: Cllr Wilbert Buchannon (Chairman - Cookstown District Council), David Lyttle (David Lyttle Accountants), Mark Farquhar (Project Manager), Ursula Marshall (Vice Chair), Wilbert Mayne (Chair), Paula Martin (Chair - Shopmobility NI), Tony McConnell (DRD), Cllr Roger Burton (Mayor - Dungannon & ST Borough Council).
Shopmobility Cookstown has a Management Committee representing Community and Voluntary sector organisations, Charities, Local Government, Chamber of Commerce and Independent Traders.
The Committee of Shopmobility Cookstown & Dungannon are a group of local people who provide support, advice and leadership to the staff and volunteers. They represent many different organisations within the Cookstown and Dungannon area. They include:
The Committee has overall responsibility for the project, however, the scheme is managed on a day-to-day basis by Project Manager Mark Farquhar and two Project Administrators - Christy Quinn (Dungannon) & Sarah McGurk (Cookstown).
We have a range of equipment to suit various needs and requirements. Our robust scooters and wheelchairs enable the user to negotiate the town centre very easily with excellent safety and manoeuvrability. Below is a list of the makes and models of our scooters and wheelchairs including their maximum weight limit.
We offer a Meet & Greet Service where we can bring equipment to Burn Road Carpark, Orritor Street Carpark, Supervalu/Home Bargains Carpark, Main Street and Cookstown Bus Station. We also offer a signposting and information service on equipment and other mobility related matters so feel free to contact us with any of your queries.
It is free to become a member of Shopmobility Cookstown and once you are registered you can borrow equipment for anything from one day to several months. It is free to use the equipment daily but there is a number of small charges that apply to equipment borrowed for longer than one day. Below is a list of the charges:Manual Wheelchair / Rollator
Shopmobility Cookstown is located inside the Burnavon Arts & Cultural Centre, we are open Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm. For those who are unable to come to us we offer a Meet & Greet Service where we can bring equipment to Burn Road Carpark, Orritor Street Carpark, Supervalu/Home Bargains Carpark, Main Street and Cookstown Bus Station.
Other services upon request include Guides where a volunteer can help to escort users around town. Booking in advance is however essential for these services. For more information or to book equipment simply contact us.
Becoming a member of Shopmobility Cookstown is simple and necessary in order to borrow our equipment. Membership is free and easy to sign-up.
Simply download the application form and complete the sections. Bring the completed form into the Burnavon Arts & Cultural Centre where one of our staff will check it.
Bring along 2 forms of I.D. Ideally one proof of I.D and one proof of address. A Driving licence and a utility bill would be perfect. If you are able to bring along 2 passport sized photographs this would be helpful. Otherwise we will take a photograph for you.
A member of staff will show you how to operate the equipment and you will be expected to demonstrate your ability to use it safely. Once you are comfortable and our staff are satisfied then off you go.
You will be issued with a membership card and will be able to borrow equipment whenever you like by simply showing your card.
Members can borrow equipment on a daily basis free of charge. Once signed up you will be covered by extensive fully Comprehensive Insurance whilst using equipment on the street, at home or in the shopping centre.
If you have difficulties getting around the town or know of someone who has mobility restrictions then a scooter or wheelchair could be your answer. If you have an elderly or disabled relative who has a hospital appointment, why not borrow a wheelchair to take with you the next time you have an appointment. It could save you a lot of hassle if you are parked in the farthest point from the entrance.