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Lake District Mobility is a non-profit charity who provides all-terrain vehicles, accessibility assessments and presentations to make attractions and the outdoors more accessible for all.

Presentations

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We are passionate advocates for making accessibility for all a priority in everyday life. If you would like us to come and speak to your business or organisation about what we do here at Lake District Mobility and the importance of accessibility, please contact us directly.


Partner Sites

Our aim for Lake District Mobility is to make as many areas of the countryside accessible as possible. If you think that your organisations location could be a potential Partner Site, to lease a Tramper from us, please contact us.
We’ve also put together some FAQ’s specifically for Hire Sites to start to answer any questions that you may have.

Is our site suitable to become a LDM Hire Site?
How much will it cost our organisation to become a LDM Hire Site?
How is the scheme managed?
What kind of staff training will be necessary?
I know a great place to have a Tramper, how do they get one?

Is our site suitable to become a LDM Hire Site?

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It should have:

  • A suitable (and interesting) network of paths that are safely accessible to a Tramper

  • Accessible facilities - toilets, parking, visitor centre etc.

  • Secure storage for the vehicle when not in use.

  • Staff on site (ideally including weekends and holidays) who are able to spare the time to assess users and book the vehicles in and out.

If your organisation or visitor attraction is interested on becoming a LDM hire site please contact us on 07843 754 239 or info@lakedistrictmobility.org for more details.

How much will it cost our organisation to become a LDM Hire Site?

Lake District Mobility leases Tramper scooters to partner sites in return for an annual payment of £995. This payment covers the loan/lease of a Lake District Mobility Tramper, the cost of insurance, staff training, health and safety guidance and all servicing and maintenance of the Tramper.

Sites can charge for the rental of the Tramper to members for a recommended charge of £2.50 per hour. This rental income can be kept by the site to help cover costs. There is an additional one-off fee £350, that covers an access assessments/ risk assessment and initial training for site, facilities, staff &volunteers. Ongoing Access Assessments are covered within the lease fee.

If you are interested in becoming a Lake District Mobility site please contact us on 07843 754 239 or info@lakedistrictmobility.org for more details.

How is the scheme managed?

The scheme is managed by a part-time Charity Development Manager, we also have a part-time Charity Administrator who oversees the operation of the membership scheme.

The Lake District Mobility Trustee Board was established to have overall responsibility to provide overall direction and management of the charity. 

What kind of staff training will be necessary?

Staff training is provided by Lake District Mobility staff and covers all aspects of the scheme including the use of the Tramper scooter, health and safety, disability awareness and all LDM systems and operational procedures.  It is recommended that partner organisations ensure that all site staff complete first aid training and are CRB checked if lone working.

I know a great place to have a Tramper, how do they get one?

It's really helpful for us to be aware of potential locations for Tramper hire. This helps give us ideas for locations which we may not have thought of and helps us when we approach a potential hire location to show that there is interest from users.

Please contact us on 07843 754 239 or info@lakedistricttmobility.org and we can discuss your idea and suggestions further.

If a location is suitable we will lease a Tramper to the outdoor attraction as part of a full package of support. This includes carrying out an access assessments, training the staff/ volunteers who will be hiring out the Tramper, providing them with all the documentation, insurance and servicing. 

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Access Assessments

We are currently putting together our working policy for conducting site Access Assessments. Once this is in place the information will be available here. If you would like to enquire about this in the meantime, please contact us.


It has been a good thing for us all having the Tramper available and up and running and part of our offer, but by far the most important benefit has been on the positive wellbeing of its users.
— Nathan Fox, Forest Ranger, Whinlatter Forest