Bedford Shopmobility is a registered charity that hires out mobility scooters and wheelchairs for visitors to Bedford town centre. Anybody who has limited mobility can use the Shopmobility service. This could be through physical impairment, ilness, accident or age and could be permanent or temporary. Wheelchairs and powered scooters can be booked in advance by calling in to the Shopmobility office or by telephone on 01234 348000. Some equipment may be available at short notice.
Equipment can currently be borrowed between 10:30am and 2:30pm, Monday to Friday. Regular users can join the scheme and benefit from a reduced hire rate. Visitors hire is also available for occasional or one off users.
Annual membership costs £24 for a full year and expires on 31st December each year. (Membership is pro-rata so for example members joining in April pay £18). Members pay £2 to hire a scooter or £1 for a wheelchair.
For visitors, there is a charge of £5 for a scooter and £2 for a wheelchair. All hirers pay a deposit of £10 for scooter and £5 for a wheelchair. The deposit is returned once the loaned item is received back.
More information on the scheme can be obtained by either phoning Shopmobility on 01234 348000 or by calling in to the Mobility Hub. Click here to view a flyer about the service.