MERRY Hill has welcomed the return of a mobility service to the shopping centre.

Simplelife Mobility, which provides a range of mobility aids for hire and sale, has opened on the upper mall next to Primark – in the same unit as the mall’s previous mobility service.

The store, which is easily accessible from the P7 cinema car park, offers mobility scooters, wheelchairs and walking aids for hire and use within the centre.

It also stocks products for purchase including walkers, riser recliner chairs and a range of bedroom and bathroom aids.

There’s also an area in the store for service and repairs and for visitors to test the products and experience the freedom and benefits they can bring.

Halesowen News: Simple Life Mobility store at Merry Hill Shopping Centre…Jonathan Stanier from the store with customer Sue WalmsleySimple Life Mobility store at Merry Hill Shopping Centre…Jonathan Stanier from the store with customer Sue Walmsley (Image: Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix Ltd)

Merry Hill’s centre manager Jonathan Poole said: “We’ve been working hard for many months to bring this service back to the centre.

“Simplelife Mobility is a brand that reflects our community focus and offers an important service that will improve people’s time at the centre, as well as provide a convenient place to purchase mobility equipment.

“We’re proud that through Simplelife Mobility we can ensure our visitors with mobility requirements can remain independent while they’re out and about.

“The availability of wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walkers mean there’s no limit to what they can do at the centre, from enjoying the shopping available across the centre, to meeting friends and family for a meal or coffee at one of our many cafes and restaurants. We can’t wait to see how much this benefits the local community.”

The new store has created seven new jobs, with plans afoot to expand the team further.

Wayne Bennett, managing director of Simplelife Mobility, said: “We’re proud to be providing a service that will be appreciated by Merry Hill shoppers, the local community in Dudley, and those further afield.”