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Shopmobility in Swindon

Swindon's Shopmobility scheme is available for anyone with limited mobility and provides a selection of manually-propelled and battery-powered wheelchairs and scooters.

The aim of Shopmobility is simply to help people with mobility difficulties to be able to shop and use the facilities in Swindon's town centre.

Staff are on hand to welcome you and offer advice.

The unit has a waiting area with accessible toilet facilities.

Services Available 

Equipment available includes:

  • Mobility scooters
  • Power chairs
  • Manual wheelchairs 

Various other equipment is also available for hire at Swindon Shopmobility. Please telephone for details (see contact details below).

Who Can Use The Service 

Anyone with limited mobility can use the scheme, whether through permanent or temporary disability, illness, accident or age. Persons under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult or carer.

Location

Swindon Shopmobility is situated on the ground floor of the Wyvern Multi Storey Car Park in Islington Street. Please see Car Park Locations.

Full year members are entitled to park free so long as they are using equipment from Shopmobility.

Temporary day members are not entitled to free parking.

Fees 

If you wish to join the scheme, the registration fee is £15.00 per year. There is a usage charge of £1.00 each time the service is used. Non-registered users (temporary) are charged £5.00 for a temporary registration fee, plus the £1.00 usage charge.

A refundable deposit of £10 will be charged for anyone requiring a bag or a cushion with a hired wheel chair (including scooters). A receipt will be given and this must be produced at the end of the hire period to reclaim your refund. This deposit in no way covers the cost of the equipment hired and, if mislaid, these items are expensive to replace. The deposit is documented on the hire agreement form.

​Hire of Wheelchair/Walker Price​
One night​ £7.50​
Weekend (Friday - Monday)​ £10.00​
One week​ £16.00​
Two weeks​ £21.00​
Three weeks​ £26.00​
Four weeks​ £31.00​

Proof of Identity 

Full Year Membership

On your first visit you are required to provide two forms of identification showing your current address which must be less than two months old (e.g. a recent utility bill).

Temporary Day Members

On each visit you will be required to provide two forms of identification showing your current address which must be less than two months old (e.g. a recent utility bill).  

Opening Times

​Day ​Opening Times Latest Equipment Hire Time  Latest Equipment Return Time​
​Monday to Friday ​9.00am - 4.30pm 3.00pm​ 4.00pm​
Saturday​ 9.00am - 3.30pm​ 2.00pm​ 3.00pm​
​Sunday ​Closed Not applicable​ Not applicable​
​Bank Holidays ​Closed Not applicable​ Not applicable​
 

Booking in Advance 

Full year members are able to book up to one week in advance by telephone to avoid disappointment (see contact details below).

Transport to Shopmobility 

If travelling to Swindon Shopmobility is a problem, why not use Dial a Ride

Contact 

Tel: 01793 512621

Email: shopmobility@swindon.gov.uk

Further details of Shopmobility schemes nationally can be found in the National Federation of Shopmobility Website.

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