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Shop accessibility keeping disabled people at home according to a Yorkshire Survey

An ITV report, focussing on residents in Yorkshire with disabilities has found that narrow doorways, aisles and crowds of people make simple tasks such as visiting the shops a logistical nightmare.

A study of more than 20,000 people living with a physical or mental illness in Yorkshire found compelling results suggesting shops and supermarkets are not equipped enough for them to confidently use their facilities.

Yorkshire statistics which reflect negatively on the county’s high streets,

• 61% of people with a physical or mental disability in Yorkshire admit they avoid going to their local high street.
• When asked if they have ever turned back home before completing their shopping, because they found the experience too stressful - 45% said yes. And 27% said it has caused them to have a panic attack.
• 30% admit they sometimes are unable to carry out basic daily tasks such as posting a letter or buying milk due to the accessibility issues they face on the high street.

Those suffering from deteriorating mobility may wish to consider a mobility scooter or powerchair, our selection of narrow scooters & powerchairs below could support those wishing to live a more active life facing the concerns of accessibility.

Visit a local Rascal Dealer for more information or to purchase any of the products.

Powerchairs
Rascal P320 compact
Rascal Rio

Mobility Scooters
388 Standard
388 Deluxe

Read the full ITV story here.

2018

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