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Swindon's Shopmobility scheme is available for anyone with limited mobility and provides a selection of manually-propelled and battery-powered wheelchairs and scooters. These are provided to help people with mobility difficulties when using the facilities in Swindon's town centre.

The unit is staffed and has a waiting area with accessible toilet facilities.

Available equipment includes:

  • Mobility scooters
  • Power chairs
  • Manual wheelchairs

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


Swindon Shopmobility is situated at the back of Sanford House in Sanford Street, Swindon.

  • 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. The deposit is documented on the hire agreement form.

Hire of wheelchair/walker  Cost
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). 

Normal opening times

Day  ​Opening times Latest equipment hire time Latest equipment return time​
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 3.30pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 

Booking in advance

Full year members are able to book up to one week in advance by telephone to avoid disappointment.

for further details, please contact:

Tel: 01793 512621
Email: shopmobility@swindon.gov.uk

Further details of Shopmobility schemes nationally can be found in the Mobility Roadshow website.

Last updated: 18 April 2017. Was this information helpful?

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