The mobility Scheme, established in 1977 to address difficulties faced by disabled people in obtaining suitable personal transport, recently received £1,000 from the Calderdale Cares Lottery fund. The fund, powered by Halifax RLFC, donated the amount to provide mechanical boost hoists for disabled people in Calderdale.

Today, over 630,000 disabled people across the UK use the Mobility Scheme to access suitable personal transport.

Visiting family, attending essential medical appointments and things as simple as going shopping are things some people with disabilities can easily do now, which they couldn’t have done before.

The boost hoists Calderdale Cares have helped to provide will enable people in Halifax to lift heavy wheelchairs and motorised scooters safely in to vehicles, without risk of injury or muscle damage. We hope this helps to improve their independence and quality of life.