Able Deen. Mobility on your doorstep.

An exciting new service coming to Aberdeen. Scroll down to find out more about Able Deen.

In partnership with Shopmobility Aberdeen. Go to Shop Mobility >

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Able to Shop
Your Clothes, Your Food, Your Choice.
Want to visit your local shops to get your food shopping, have your hair done, buy a gift for someone or treat yourself to a fine piece? Able Deen is here to assist you.

Able to Participate
Your City, Your Services, Your Say.
Have an issue you want to discuss with your local Councillor but can’t get to their surgery, is there a big development happening near you and you want to see the plans but find it difficult to get out and about? Able Deen is here to assist you.

Able to Socialise
Your Friends, Your Family, You’re Included. Ever been invited to join in with an outing or a social event but you were not sure if you would manage it? Able Deen is here to assist you.

Able to Visit
Your Parks, Your Gardens, You’re There. Fancy a visit to Duthie Park to have a trip round the Winter Gardens, Aberdeen Beach for a stroll along the Prom or an ice cream cone, Johnstone Gardens to see all the beautiful plants? Able Deen will be there to assist you.

Able to Volunteer
Your Skills, Your Enthusiasm, You’re Needed. Want to make real, practical, positive differences to people in your community? Want to learn new skills and meet new people? Do you have a few hours to spare each week? Able Deen needs you!

Able to Explore
Your Places, Your Things, Your Way.
Whether it’s going somewhere you haven’t been in ages, finding somewhere completely new or trying out an event or show. Able Deen is here to assist you.

What is Able Deen?
Helping to connect the community.
The Able Deen service will take our wheelchairs, scooters and
volunteers to the four corners of Aberdeen to enable people to
access their local services, facilities, shops etc.

Able Deen services

The Able Deen facility will be able to provide you with:

  • The use of mobility equipment, manually powered wheelchairs, powered scooters and walking frames
  • A volunteer companion to provide company and assistance when you are about and about
  • A safe, quiet place to relax and gather your thoughts

We want you to tell us where you would like Able Deen to visit and what you would like it to help you be Able to do.

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Created in partnership with Shopmobility Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council

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Shopmobility

Since opening in 1992, it has been our mission to ensure every person living, visiting or working in Aberdeen has access to all the city offers regardless of age, physical disability, sensory impairment, developmental disability or their mental health and whether that disability is temporary or permanent.

Our aims and objectives are:
– to remove the social and physical barriers to equality of mobility
to create equality of access for all and to have local authorities and private businesses include everyone when planning their buildings, service provision and commercial activities
– to provide equipment and volunteer support to enable people with limited mobility to improve their access and ease of travel
– to take part actively in local authority planning and consultations to ensure that the needs of people with barriers to their mobility are respected and their requirements acted upon
– to seek out those who are socially isolated and provide them with the support they need to reintegrate with their communities, take part in social activities, participate in civic life and live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

We provide a range of services including volunteer companions, a wheelchair accessible car and a range of mobility scooters and wheelchairs to improve peoples’ independence, increase their confidence and broaden their choices. Shopmobility Aberdeen also provides long-term loan of wheelchairs and scooters to help those who find themselves temporarily disabled due to an accident, injury or recovering from surgery and need the extra support whilst they heal.


Location
Our unit is on Parking Level 1 of Union Square. If you are coming by car, drive up the ramp to the first level of the multi story car park and you will find us next to the crush hall doors.If you are coming through the centre, use the lifts beside Boots and choose the button P1. When you get out of the lift on P1, go straight across the bridge link and our unit is right in front of you.

Arriving by train or into the bus station? With a bit of advance booking we can arrange for one of our volunteers to meet you there.


2, First Level Mall
Union Square
Aberdeen, AB11 5RG


Equipment Shopmbility Able Deen provides a range of mobility equipment, we try to have something for everyone. Photographs are indicative of the types of equipment we have, there are many other makes and models you may be offered. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.


Manual Wheelchairs
We have manual wheelchairs in an extensive range of sizes, from small childrens chairs to those suitable for larger adults. We have both self propelling wheelchairs (large rear wheels) and attendant controlled (small rear wheels)

Powered Wheelchairs
As with our manual wheelchairs, these come in a range of sizes but are suitable for adult use only. We have both left and right handed powered wheelchairs, all of which are restricted to 4 miles per hour.

The powered wheelchairs have a joystick style controller, which shows the battery power, houses the speed control, horn and the joy stick.

Powered Scooters
These come in a range of sizes and styles to suit most people. They are available in 3 and 4 wheel versions and it is our choice which suits you best.

Most of our scooters are fitted with lights, so even on dark winter days you can see and be seen by others. The controls are straight forward, show the status of the battery charge and have the controls for the lights, horn and in some cases indicators.

We have Boot Scooters which can be dismantled so that they can go into the boot of a car. This enables you to visit a number of places and attractions in the space of a day or over the period of a holiday for example.

Walkers and Rollators
These handy pieces of equipment can offer you something to lean on whilst out and about, for stability and for peace of mind. The 3 wheeled walkers come with a small bag to hold a few bits and pieces, whilst the 4 wheeled rollators have a seat for you to take a rest when you need to.

Shopmobility Wheelchair Accessible Car (SWAC)
Our wheelchair accessible vehicle is a Fiat Doblo which has been converted. This vehicle is self drive, is available for the day or for short breaks (up to 2 weeks) and comes with comprehensive insurance and breakdown cover. Please contact us for further details and terms and conditions.

Sustainable Connections Transport Team (SCoTT)
The SCoTT service provides volunteer companions ( Protection of Vulnerable Groups checked) to help people get about, do some shopping, participate in leisure and recreation activities, visit city attractions etc. For a couple of hours, one of our volunteers can accompany you while you do the things you love. This service is based around public transport, our volunteers will meet you outside your house (or another pre arranged location) and go with you on the bus to where you want to go, or if you meet in the city centre help you make the most of all it has to offer.
You must register to use this service, it is strictly by appointment only and is very popular so once registered, book well in advance.
This service is currently unavailable due to COVID 19 restrictions.

Volunteer with us
Get in touch to volunteer with us.

Contact us
Tel: 01224 254338
Email: shopmobility.abledeen@gmail.com

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