A holistic approach to life and helping people keep their independence is the aim of a new business taking on an empty shop in Market Rasen.
Fiona Yivli and Emma Page have opened Rase Mobility in the former Forget Me Not florist shop in the town’s Queen Street.
“It is good to have a high street profile and everyone has made us very welcome,” said Fiona.
“We’ve had lots of good compliments, too, about the shop, which is very good.”
The pair both have backgrounds in social care, so know the difficulties people face.
“At the end of the day, this is the hardest shop to come into because people are admitting there is a life change happening to themselves or a member of their family,” said Fiona.
“But people can always be sure of understanding and a warm welcome with us.”
It is not just mobility aids the shop sells, with Fiona and Emma looking at a more rounded approach to health – mental, as well as physical.
“We want to se what people really need,” added Fiona. “We can give advice on services that are available to people and, in time, may look at helping self-help groups get established.”
The shop is fully accessible, with a back entrance for cars to pull right up to the door to make it easy for everyone.
The business may be in its infancy, but it has already taken on an apprentice.
“We want to know what people really need, not what others think they need, so come and tell us,” said Fiona.
Rase Mobility is a new business and has no connection with a former business of a similar name in the town.