Cambridgeshire ShopMobility UK

Overview

ShopMobility UK is a nationwide network of centres which hire out mobility equipment to the public. This equipment is mainly manual wheelchairs, powerchairs and mobility scooters so people with restricted mobility can enjoy independence outdoors. These hire services are low cost or sometimes free to all ages of people looking to access shops and leisure facilities. 

Anyone of any age can use local ShopMobility services. ShopMobility is not only for elderly individuals or people with chronic disabilities, it provides support for those restricted by temporarily illness or injury. Maybe you have broken your leg or have strength problems after an operation? Do you have a child with disabilities who needs pushing in a wheelchair? Or you may simply find walking longer distances difficult. Whatever your need, each centre is ready to help you access your local shops and facilities with appropriate mobility equipment. 

Hire costs vary at each local ShopMobility Centre; however, typically they are very low or sometimes free.

To find a ShopMobility UK outlet near you, use this link.

Centres

Cambridge 

shopmobility@cambridge.gov.uk

Level 4 of Grafton East car park. Contact 01223 461858.
Level 1 of Grand Arcade car park. Contact 01223 457452.

Both offices are open at the following times:

Monday: 9.30am to 6.30pm
Tuesday: 9.30am to 6.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 7.00pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 6.30pm
Friday: 9.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 7.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am to 4.00pm

If you drive to ShopMobility Cambridge to borrow a scooter, you can park free of charge for up to the first three hours of your stay. This also applies if you are given a lift to the car park.

If you stay longer than three hours you must pay that day’s tariff for the length of your stay, from the end of the free period. ShopMobility Cambridge explain this process when you register with the scheme. You can claim three free hours once per day, whenever the ShopMobility offices are open.

If you use Dial-a-Ride, staff can meet you at Market Square or Grafton East car park.

You must return all equipment to the office you borrowed it from by the closing time.

When you borrow a mobility aid, you are free to travel around the city centre. You are required to stay inside the boundary formed by Queen’s Road, Fen Causeway, Lensfield Road, Gonville Place, East Road, Elizabeth Way, Chesterton Road, and Northampton Street.

During cold weather you are required to stay inside the shopping centres, for safety reasons.

Peterborough

www.shopmobilitypeterborough.co.uk

Floor 11, Queensgate Carpark, Queensgate Centre, Peterborough, PE1 1NT

The daily loan of equipment is free of charge but anyone using the service will need to become a member and undertake basic training to familiarise themselves with the equipment. The current membership fee is £20 per annum. 

Advance booking is advisable, although not essential

First time users of this service will need to bring two forms of ID, one with a proof of address, and one with a proof of signature. This can be a utility bill, driving licence, passport etc.

ShopMobility Peterborough also offer long term hire of manual and power wheelchairs along with lightweight scooters that fit in the boot of a car. 

Current prices and additional information are available by contacting: 01733 313133

Opening Times:

Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 3.00pm
Saturday – ShopMobility Peterborough are currently recruiting volunteers to extend opening times.

Disclaimer
Any advice or information given by the Hubs Mobility Advice Service is impartial and correct at the time it is provided. However, as operators may change their services or equipment prior to your journey or booking, you are strongly advised to check any details directly with them shortly before you expect to travel.