Essex ShopMobility


ShopMobility UK is a nationwide network of centres which hires out mobility equipment to the public, with the aim of supporting people with restricted mobility to enjoy outdoor independence. 

The equipment available mainly consists of manual wheelchairs, powerchairs and mobility scooters. 

Hire services are either low cost or occasionally free and are available to people of any age who are currently struggling to access shops or leisure activities due to general frailty, reduced mobility or short-term injury/illness. (For instance, lower limb injury.)


Chelmsford ShopMobility 

Wheelchair and scooter hire. Registration is required in advance. You will then be issued with a permit that you must bring with you each time you want to hire equipment. Open Monday to Saturday, 8.15am – 4.30pm. Sunday, 10.15am – 3.30pm.

Chelmsford ShopMobility, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1XA

Contact: 01245 605717

Meadows ShopMobility 

Wheelchair, scooter and mobility aid hire. Registration is required with an annual fee (currently £20) and then equipment can be loaned at no further cost. One-off equipment hire is available at a minimal daily cost. ID required.

Meadows ShopMobility, Q Car Park, Can Bridge Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0WP
Contact: 01245 357097

Ilford ShopMobility

Ilford ShopMobility loans wheelchairs, scooters and mobility aids. Registration is required. (£10 per year.) Minimal daily hire cost thereafter. 

The Exchange Mall, High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1RS
Contact: 020 8478 6864

Community 360 

Registration required. Open Monday to Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm. More information on hire costs can be found here.

Winsley’s House, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG 
Contact: 01206 505250 

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.

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