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Dingwall teenager becomes a 'Hero' for City Mobility after being put through accredited training on powered wheelchair and scooter use

By Imogen James

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Sasha with her Motability certificate.
Sasha with her Motability certificate.

A DINGWALL teenager has become the youngest team member with a Highland specialist which aims to help people stay mobile.

Sasha Clement (18) is now an accredited motability powered wheelchair and scooter scheme specialist after being put through the Hero training scheme with City Mobility.

She impressed bosses so much they decided to train her for the accreditation.

The Hero scheme is funded by Highland Council and Scottish Government to help people of all ages with the greatest barriers to get them secure jobs.

Sasha said: “I’ve been provided with unique in-house training by my colleagues who are product specialists as well as from supplier representatives who venture up to the Highlands. Being able to now advise people on mobility scooters and powerchairs available through the Motability Scheme helps me go a step further in helping people.

"You’d be surprised how much is involved in finding the right product for the user."

The Motability Scheme provides cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs to disabled people.

Carol Elliot, City Mobility’s managing director, who also has a reduced mobility, said: “It seems a bit strange that City Mobility is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year so was started long before Sasha was born! It has a long history of serving people that use mobility scooters, power chairs and that have car adaptations either privately or through the Motability Scheme.

"Having another mobility scooter and powerchair product specialist and indeed another Motability accredited specialist means we can continue to provide great advice to people on the best products to help them stay mobile."

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