Fife Council launches walking frames amnesty

Fife Council has offered an ‘amnesty’ on walking frames in the hope retrieving thousands of disability aids from people who no longer need them.

It has been estimated that there are around 160,000 pieces of equipment used to aid independent living for the elderly, across the local authority. However, the council has said that only 61 per cent of the equipment is returned.

Such equipment includes bath aids, bedrails and wheelchairs.

Commenting on the amnesty, Andrew Rodger, chairman of Fife's health and social care partnership, said: "We believe there is a build up of equipment where people haven't returned things, probably just through them being put in a cupboard and forgotten about.

"We reckon there are 160,000 pieces of equipment sitting in homes across Fife.

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