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.
Equipment available includes:
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.
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.
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.
|Weekend (Friday - Monday)
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).
|Monday to Friday
||9.00am - 4.30pm
||9.00am - 3.30pm
Christmas 2014 Opening Times
|Wednesday 24 December
||Closing at 1.30pm|
|Thursday 25 December
|Friday 26 December
|Saturday 27 December
|Wednesday 31 December
||Closing at 1.30pm|
|Thursday 1 January 2015
NB: All other days remain as normal.
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?
Further details of Shopmobility schemes nationally can be found in the National Federation of Shopmobility Website.