Shopmobility provides the use of manual and powered wheelchairs and powered scooters to help people with limited mobility.
The equipment can be used by people to get around local shopping centres. It is available for people whether their disability is temporary or permanent, and is for residents and visitors alike.
Shops will also often be able to provide a sighted guide given advanced planning. Please contact your preferred shop and ask for assistance.
Kingston upon Thames Shopmobility, Bentall Shopping Centre
A wheelchair loan service can be found at the Eden Walk car park in Union Street. To join Kingston Shopmobility, bring some identification on your first visit, fill in a short form and you'll be supplied with the perfect vehicle for you. It only takes a matter of minutes and once you've joined the scheme, you can book in advance by phone to ensure you always get the vehicle you need. Membership is free. For more information simply call 020 8547 1255 or visit Kingston Shopmobility or the Bentall Centre
Hounslow Shopmobility, Blenheim Centre
Shopmobility is located in the underground car park below ASDA in the Blenheim Centre in central Hounslow. There are car parking bays reserved just for Shopmobility users alongside the Shopmobility office. Alternatively, you can enter the car park via the main escalator at the front of the Blenheim Centre or by its lifts located in ASDA. Membership fees and charges apply, although car parking is free for all members when they hire a scooter. For more information call 020 8570 3343 or visit Hounslow Shopmobility
The National Federation of Shopmobility UK (NFSUK)
NFSUK is an independent registered charity, which aims to achieve equal access and independence for disabled people by encouraging new Shopmobility Schemes to form throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland and overseas. It also provides continuing support for existing Shopmobility schemes.