An advice and support service for Renfrewshire residents with mobility problems showcased its yearly achievements at an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Paisley.

The Shopmobility Renfrewshire AGM was held at the Wynd Centre on January 30 which was attended by charity directors, staff, and key volunteers.

Councillor Kenny MacLaren, chairperson of Shopmobility Renfrewshire, said the AGM was a good opportunity to review what service has achieved in the past year and to focus on their future.

He added: “It’s been a busy year for Shopmobility Renfrewshire as we continue our process of becoming a social enterprise – aiming to generate some of our own income.

"All our staff and volunteers have completed various training and personal development courses – improving their skills and the knowledge base within the charity.

“All our staff and volunteers are critical to the success of Shopmobility Renfrewshire, but I would like to especially thank our Office Manager and Fundraising Officer, Karen Miller, who has not only managed to keep the organisation going but has been successful in bringing in new funding for the organisation. We have also had some great assistance from Tania Morlan at Invest in Renfrewshire."

Karen Miller, office manager and fundraising officer, emphasised the charity's dependency on staff and their collective goal to dismantle social barriers rooted in mobility issues.

She added: “Throughout the past year we have been working with more networks across Renfrewshire and wider afield, helping to promote the needs of those with mobility difficulties to ensure that they can fully participate in economic, social and cultural activities.”