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We thank Kare Mobility Ltd for providing us with our new office premises in 2009.
Mobility Advice Line especially thanks Phil Scott of WestWays Multiskill Services for all his excellent work and help in setting up and maintaning our office suite.
Fundraising Officer, Fran says:
My beliefs are that as a disabled person you are not a second class citzen and therefore recieve all the help and support you require. Many disabled members of the community feel isolated due to various reasons. I believe that with the right support there would not be a need to feel isolated.
Mobility Advice Line (MAL) started life in 1993 at the home of Andy Whyment. Andy was an ex-policeman. He became a wheelchair user and found it quite difficult to gather information on all aspects of motoring, access, adaptations etc, so he decided to set up MAL.
Sadly, Andy passed away in 1996, and his wife carried MAL on for a short while. However, Mrs Whyment found it difficult to keep the charity going, so at the end of 1996, MAL moved to the West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre - at Selly Oak B'ham. Taking MAL there meant that we had the resources at hand thanks to their 'Information Service on Disability' section.
At the beginning of 1998 a full time worker (also a wheelchair user) started working there, but found it very difficult travelling to Selly Oak, particularly in winter months, so unfortunately he had to leave us.
We were then taken on board by another wheelchair user, who was already running another charity, and MAL survived again for a while until she found it too much work running two charities.
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