THE Disability Action Group (North Dorset) opened its new premises in Nightingale Court, Blandford, with help from disabled Olympic torch bearer Jack Delaney last Saturday.
The unit, with shop, office and workshop, is leased from North Dorset District Council, to whom chairman of trustees Colin Young expressed his thanks for their support.
"This is the first step towards achieving my dream of establishing a base where people can source information on all kinds of disability issues and services," he said.
"It has been achieved with the help of the council, of Dorset Partners for Older People's Project and the Esme Fairbairn Trust, as well as past sponsors of the group and the scooter loan service which it operates for people across North Dorset and beyond."
Volunteers will staff the unit, which has a range of mobility scooters and wheelchairs available for low-cost and short-term hire. For more information, call 01258 453694 or 07791 232461, see www.nddag.co.uk, or call in between 10am and 4pm Monday to Saturday.