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Community Information Exchange



JS: Fully accessible caravan in Skegness handed out. Reference on website


Feedback from Sue Armstrong – Action Support


We can report that the service is going well and operates from L3 of the Mayorhold Car Park in the same place as the previous service

We hire  to casual users for £5 for up to 3 hours use or people can become annual members Ina rolling basis for £10 a month ( annual contract signed) or upfront £100 ( saving £20) for unlimited monthly usage up to 4 hours at a time. If someone wants to go over the 3 or 4 hour limit they can pay an extra £5 provided all scooters etc are returned 15 minutes before we close

People can access anywhere in town plus NGH , Morrisons and also Nene Valley Retail Park

We also hire boot scooters and wheelchairs for overnight , weekend and week use for a reasonable fee but require notice for this

We sell clean used mobility equipment from our base at cheap affordable prices plus new items supplied by our sponsor Shire Mobility and orders can also be made and collected from us

We are grateful for funding and facilities from NBC plus our sponsors APS Promotions and Tangerine Red who do all signage and publicity for free and Shire Mobility who provide and service 7 scooters plus members of the public who have donated scooters to us to increase our fleet

We have a boot scooter, 3 and 4 wheeled mobility scooters for all size of customer, wheelchairs both push and self propelled and tri wheeled and four wheeled walkers

People can collect from our base and return to same or if coming by bus and unable to get to us we will deliver and collect from the Bus Station and the Drapery

Nigel Pateman and Sue Alibone run the service on behalf of Action Support and we have a couple of volunteers but could do with a few more able bodied volunteers who can deliver and collect from the Bus Station and the Drapery

We open
Tues Thur Fri and Sat 10 till 4 and throughout July are trialling opening Wednesday 10 till 2

We are closed Monday and Sunday and we will evaluate whether opening Wednesday is financially viable at the end of July

Action Support based at Moulton Park supports young people and disabled adults of any age plus those made redundant later in life into employment ( which can include voluntary)
We provide a full Garden Care and Property Maintenance Service plus have a Furniture and Antique Shop at Moulton Park

We receive some funding but raise most of our money through the above services to the public and commercial customers. Scooter2Go to go is not set up to make a profit it is seen as a vital service to the public but we do require a greater uptake of the service to reach financial viability

Our Facebook presence is
Action Support UK Ltd
Action Support Property Maintenance
Antiquities at Action Support and on the group sites
Action Support For Sale In Northampton

To book a scooter the direct dial mobile is

07946 077447 Direct to Scooter2Go or a landline number which comes through to the Moulton office 01604 491030


GW update


-          Northamptonshire Sport are leading the consultation work to develop a new physical activity strategy for the county. Disabled people are half as likely to be active for the 30 minutes required each day to maintain good health & wellbeing as non – disabled. Therefore it’s very likely that they will be a priority group for getting more active in the new strategy.


ACTION: NM to contact Lawrence Kay & or Harvey Morgan from Northampton Leisure Trust to present at the next meeting to discuss what’s being done in Northampton to get more disabled people & active & ensure that all physical activity opportunities available in the Borough are inclusive of them.



GW met with Northampton Partnership Homes to discuss a £20,000 grant they’ve received to install some outdoor gym equipment on the Spring Boroughs estate. They want to ensure the equipment is accessible for disabled people to use & also purchase other equipment with the grant to help get disabled people living in the area more physically active.


ACTION:  NM to invite Tracey to attend the forum to both present about their plans as well as consulting people about what they think the grant should be spent on to make the most of the money.






There are some seated aerobics sessions being ran at Bellinge Community Centre on Tuesday afternoon’s 1:30 – 2:30pm which would be ideal for people with a disability. More details about them can be found on the flyer attached which would be great if people can share with others to help promote them to the target audience.


-          Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs are running activities over the summer holidays at Kings Park for young people with Special Educational Needs. ACTION: NM to send out poster


-          Goalball UK are running a free taster event in the sport for people who are blind, or partially sighted at Kingsthorpe College on Saturday 5th August. ACTION: NM to send out e flyer


-          On Thursday 17th August Northampton Town Football in the Community (NTFITC) are running a fun day at Moulton College (NN3 7QL) for young people with a disability and or sensory impairment aged 5-18 years old. More details can be found on the following website:


-          The Summer SENDsation event held at Northampton College on Sunday 11th June was very successful with over 700 young disabled people & their families attending it to find out information regarding services available to them as well as trying different sports activities provided by local clubs they could go on to join. More details on the Local Offer website via the link below:


-          Four para – swimmers from Northampton Swimming Club participate in the English Federation of Disability Sport Swim England National Junior Championships held in Sunderland recently & returned home with a brilliant total of 12 medals between them. More details can be found on the Northamptonshire Sport website via the link below:


-          Ellie Robinson and Maisie Summers – Newton of Northampton Swimming Club (NSC) recently competed in the IPC World Series event in Berlin and returned home with an impressive medal tally of seven between them. More details can be found via this link: