There are three schemes in the borough to help people with mobility problems to go shopping. The Super Shopper Bus Scheme is run by the Richmond Accessible Transport Unit. The other schemes are operated by FiSH and Hampton Enterprise.
Super Shopper Bus Scheme
The Super Shopper Bus Scheme is funded by Richmond Council and administered by the Richmond Accessible Transport Unit, which is based at the Disability and Advice Centre in Teddington. The service runs fortnightly trips to either the Sainsbury’s superstore in Richmond or the Tesco superstore in Isleworth and is for Richmond residents who have mobility problems, are unable to shop without assistance and have no other transport available. The vehicle is provided by Richmond Council and is fully accessible.
To find out more, or to be sent an application pack, contact the Super Shopper Bus Section of the Richmond Accessible Transport Unit on 020 8831 6097.
FiSH is a voluntary care scheme for frail and housebound residents of Barnes, Mortlake and Sheen. It provides door-to-door help with weekly shopping and other local trips in a fully accessible minibus service run in partnership with Richmond and Kingston Accessible Transport. The FiSH minibus is also available for local group hire. For more information call the FISH bus line on 020 8876 3765 or follow the link.
Hampton Enterprise is based at the Greenwood Centre and provides door-to-door shopping facilities for people in need living in Hampton and Hampton Hill. For more information call 020 8979 9662, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday, email email@example.com or visit the website.
The Richmond Consortium has a list of local voluntary organisations that may be able to help.