Warrington Disability Partnership

Disability Charity expands with new shop opening in Birchwood

Warrington Disability Partnership are continuing with their mission to help and support disabled people, their families and carers, by opening a new shop in Birchwood Shopping Centre.

The new Mobility and Independent Living Solutions Store was officially opened by the Mayor of Warrington, Councillor Wendy Johnson, ably assisted by Leon Hoey, one of the youngest players for Warrington Wolves Physical Disability Rugby League team.

The charity, which was founded by Chief Executive Dave Thompson MBE DL after breaking his neck playing American football, already has Disability Trading premises in the Centre for Independent Living, Golden Square, Warrington Hospital, Warrington and Liverpool Shopmobility services, and the Lifehouse in Liverpool.

Dave described this as “another exciting step in the development of The Disability Trading Company”, which has continued to flourish even though three industry giants have opened mobility stores in the town.
Dave puts the continuing success down to the fact that customers realise that none of our team are driven by incentivised sales, there’s no hard sell. Our team provide information, advice and guidance on mobility and independent living products, only selling what is right for the customer.

Dave stressed that WDP has several unique selling points including, most of our staff and volunteers have a disability or long term health condition, and our Disability Trading Company is owned and run by Warrington Disability Partnership, with all profits helping to subsidise WDP’s charitable services, such as, four Lunch Clubs, Wizard accessible narrow-boat, accessible caravan in North Wales, forums and much much more.

The new Birchwood store offers a wide range of products to aid independence for disabled people including mobility scooters, stair lifts, wheelchairs (manual and powered), rise and recliner chairs, adjustable beds, bath seats, ramps, three/four wheeled walkers, batteries, tyres and a large range of daily living products. Home assessments can be arranged.

The team at Birchwood MILS are ready to offer help, advice and support on disability products and services, so feel free to drop in with no appointments necessary, at: Unit 6, Birchwood Shopping Centre, Dewhurst Road, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 7PG. Just inside the entrance adjacent to Argos and Aldi.