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Mobile Van Service from the Disabled Persons Centre

Wednesday, October 2, 2013   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: disabilities, services, transport

The Disabled Persons Centre Trust (Aspire Canterbury) is interested in organising visits from our Mobile Van service to Iwi members and seeking help with the funding of the purchase of the vehicle and on-going running costs.

Aspire Canterbury Mobile plans to take their services on the road and out into communities, meeting people in their environments to make daily living easier.

Its design, development and implementation provides a new and innovative service that is adapting and moving to a more accessible, more responsive, person centric model.  This aligns perfectly with "The New Model for Disability".

Cantabrians, and particularly the disabled and elderly, have become more reluctant or unable to venture out very far from home since the devastating earthquakes, meaning there has been a disconnection from the community and essential services.

Aspire Mobile is a response to the need to reconnect, to give disabled people easier access to services and introduce them to products they may not know even exist, to make their lives more enjoyable to provide them with a sense of inclusion in the wider Christchurch community.

Contact Aspire Canterbury if you are interested in assisting or participating (03 366 6189 or 0800 347 242).

The innovative Mobile Van Service

Our Mobile Van Service is an Innovation Award winning design delivering information and equipment promoting independent living in our community ensuring that people are well informed around all support options. The mobile service incorporates all the modern technologies of an office married with an independent living showroom.

These uniquely created vans are designed to give indoor/outdoor community presentations showcasing up to 200 independent living products sold by experts in this area. Aspire's underpinning philosophy is to source safe product and create a non pressured environment to meet people's needs.

The mobile service will provide the following as well as product and equipment:

  1. Information and Advisory Service
  2. Wheelchair, walker and ramp hire
  3. Total Mobility discounted taxi service

More about Aspire Canterbury

Aspire Canterbury is a not-for-profit community focused organisation committed to meeting the needs of disabled people, older persons and their friends/whanau. Their aim is to assist people in making informed decisions on accessing services or choosing products that will assist them in their daily lives. Aspire Canterbury is registered with the Charities Commission.

Visit the Aspire Canterbury website for more information.

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