County Durham Shopmobility
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.
Hire services are low cost or sometimes free to all ages of people looking to access shops and leisure facilities.
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.
Membership is £10 per year. However, it is possible to hire equipment without being a member. Equipment is available for short or long-term hire.
For prices and information, contact: 0191 386 8556
Level 1 car park, Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, Durham. DH1 3UJ.
Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 4.00pm. Closed Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
To use equipment from ShopMobility Stockton, you need to visit the centre with ID. Once registered and assessed, you will be provided with equipment training.
For information and prices, contact: 01642 605676
81, High Street, Castlegate Centre, Stockton on Tees. TS18 1AF
Monday to Saturday: 10.00am to 3.00pm. Closed Sundays and bank holidays.
There is a yearly membership fee and an hourly hire rate. Scooters and powered wheelchairs are available for hire. For information and prices, contact: 01642 579837
Middlesborough Bus Station, Unit 4, Newport Road, Middlesborough. TS1 5AE
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 4.30pm, Saturday: 9.00am to 5.00pm.
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross provides short-term loan of wheelchairs to people across the UK which can be delivered and collected in some areas.
Durham: 0191 332 4196
Child adult and heavy-duty wheelchairs. £20 per week.
Unit C Adelaide Court, Belmont Business Park, Durham. DH1 1TW
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Stockton on Tees: 01642 842009
Child adult and heavy-duty wheelchairs. £20 per week
Victoria House, Pearson Way, Stockton on Tees, Teesside. TS17 6PT
Monday to Thursday: 9:00am to 4:00pm
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.