West Bridgford Shopmobility is a charity which helps people with mobility problems to enhance their quality of life. For an annual fee of just £10, we provide mobility aids (wheelchairs, walkers and scooters) to enable them to visit shops and places of interest in the central West Bridgford area.
However, over our 14 years of operation, people’s needs have changed. So Shopmobility has now broadened our range of services to operate a short-term hire scheme (payable weekly), so it’s now possible to take a scooter or wheelchair home with you. Or indeed, away with you…
Look at the many benefits this provides:
- Going on holiday in the UK?
You can hire a collapsible scooter, which can fit in the boot of a car (or the luggage compartment of a bus), so you can get around easily while you’re away.
If you have a visitor with mobility problems, we can provide you with a wheelchair or scooter for as long as you need it.
- Been poorly, or just out of hospital?
If you’ve been ill, or broken a leg, or are recuperating after a hospital stay, we can get you out and about again.
- No need for a Blue Badge
You don’t have to be registered as disabled to take advantage of the Shopmobility service. Our scooters are fully insured, and you’ll be given full training on how to use them. The typical cost for the weekly hire of a lightweight scooter is just £30 for members, plus a refundable deposit.
West Bridgford Shopmobility is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 2pm. You’re welcome to drop in to our office behind West Bridgford Library and chat to one of our volunteers. Or, you can call us on 0115 981 5451 or go online at www.wbshopmobility.co.uk.
Peter Mills, Trustee, West Bridgford Shopmobility