Shopmobility (South Gloucestershire)
Shopmobility offers scooter and wheelchair (powered and manual) hire to anyone with limited mobility, to give them the freedom to visit shops and leisure facilities in Yate.
Anyone is welcome: young and old, with temporary or permanent disabilities or injuries. You do not need to be registered disabled to use Shopmobility.
The service is free to anyone with a South Gloucestershire bus pass. For other users, charges are £1 for a wheelchair and £3 for ascooter.
For a small charge, Shopmobility can provide longer-term hire for those with a temporary disability, for people who staying in the area for a period of time, for people whose own scooter/Powered wheelchair is being repaired or for those considering buying a scooter in the future.
They also have scooters that can dismantle and fit into most cars for those wishing to go away on holiday.
Based at Yate Library, 44 West Walk, Yate, South Gloucestershire BS37 4AX
Tel: 01454 868718, Mob: 07999 574474
Opening Times (subject to change) are:
9.30am-4pm Tuesday and Friday
9.30am-2pm Thursday and Saturday
Shopmobility can deliver a scooter/wheelchair to you at Yate shopping centre bus stop on these days.
Long–term hire available subject to availability at small cost.
It is advisable to book in advance.
Longer-Term Hire Of Scooters and Wheelchairs
Going away on Holiday? Have relatives or friends to stay in the area? Temporary Disability or Sudden Illness? Scooter Breakdown? Stuck at Home and Wish to Get Out?
Did you know that Shopmobility South Gloucestershire could provide longer-term hire of scooters that dismantle and wheelchairs to those with mobility problems?
This may be of benefit if you a relative or friend wishes to get around and about whilst on holiday.
This may also be useful to those experiencing a temporary disability, awaiting repair of your own scooter or wishing to use before deciding whether to obtain your own.
Please get in touch with us if you require further information.
Shopmobility is a non-profit-making charity (Registered charity no. 1107379), funded by South Gloucestershire Council, the National Lottery, donations, sponsorship and grants.
Shopmobility (South Gloucestershire) has had over 800 members since it began in 2006, and is affiliated to the National Federation of Shopmobility. Click here to visit www.shopmobilityuk.org.
The Management committee consists of ten trustees and five members who meet monthly.
Shopmobility's services seek to improve independence, social inclusion and social contact for people, often cited as one of the most significant benefits. They also signpost people to agencies that may be able to help on other related matters.
The charity's present focus is to identify people with mobility problems most at risk of social isolation, who may require additional support to access the service. They do this by forging closer working relationships within the Council, particularly Social Services, Community Transport groups, paid carers and other organisations.
Just Text Giving
You can support Shopmobility through Vodafone's text service on your phone. To make a donation, text SHAD01 £2/£5/£0 to 70070, eg: SHAD0 £5
Get in touch
For more information please contact Project Worker Sheridan Crew at Shopmobility South Gloucestershire, Yate Library, 44 West Walk, Yate, South Gloucestershire BS37 4AX, on 01454 868718 or 07999 574474 (mobile) during office hours, or by email .
Yate and Sodbury Community Transport
For information about Yate and Sodbury District Community Transport, see the transport page