UPDATED ON THURSDAY, 16th JUNE
Either of the two wheelchairs — or indeed any of our «Assistance Equipment available» — can be obtained by leaving a message on the Snape Good Neighbours phone. All Duty Phone-holders (☏ 0754 1754 426) have a key for access to the wheelchairs, at any reasonable time.
If a wheelchair is required urgently, you may also ring Steve direct on ☏ 687 796.
UPDATED ON SUNDAY, 26th SEPTEMBER 2021
We are grateful to a Snape resident, who has kindly loaned us an extra wheelchair, similar to the one at https://www.karmamobility.co.uk/product-category/lightweight-wheelchairs/ listed as the "Agile". It requires an attendant to push it, but weighs only 10 kg (22 lb) — even lighter than our "village wheelchair", yet with the same capacity of up to 115 kg (18 stone), and likewise available on short or medium-term loan to anyone within the Alde River Benefice / "Ebb and Flow" area.
UPDATED ON THURSDAY, 1st APRIL 2021
The "village wheelchair" has now been fitted with a lap-belt, and carries a sign proudly announcing its ownership by the Snape Good Neighbour Scheme. It will be used mainly by the Scheme's Volunteers — but it can also be loaned for a few hours to any residents of Snape village and of/around the Maltings, as explained in more detail below.
PUBLISHED ON MONDAY, 8th MARCH 2021
Snape Good Neighbour Scheme have today taken delivery of a lightweight wheelchair, identified as a need by our experience during the nearly two years of our existence. You should know that, in normal times, we run a well-attended weekly "Meet Up Mondays" session in the village. We also would like to be able to take out older residents, with some mobility but a limited range, who could then visit friends or enjoy our beautiful scenery.
We thank our District Councillors, "TJ" Howarth-Culf and Jocelyn Bond, who have kindly financed the wheelchair's purchase out of their own Enabling Community Budget.
The wheelchair will also be freely available at their own risk to whomever within Snape wishes to borrow and make use of it short-term — for example, for doctors' or hospital appointments, whether or not we're assisting. It weighs less than 18kg (40 lb), yet has a capacity of 115kg (18 stone). To book it, just contact us, Snape Good Neighbour Scheme, on ☏ 0754 1754 426 at any time and leave an answerphone message.
A named Volunteer will be responsible for the safety and maintenance of the wheelchair, and should be informed of any problems that arise, on the same number.
Finally, don't forget that we are still offering lifts to Covid vaccination sessions, whether in Saxmundham, Leiston or Woodbridge, under our usual terms — again, just ring us as above.