Shopmobility Taunton is a hire scheme run by Compass Disability Services that provides powered scooters and powered and manual wheelchairs to enable people with limited mobility to shop in Taunton.
We aim to enable people with a mobility impairment visiting Taunton to be independent
Anyone with limited mobility can use Shopmobility, whether through permanent or temporary disability, illness, accident or age. You do not have to be disabled to use the service and the free parking is right outside the door.
Our staff and volunteers are keen to serve the public and work hard to keep our standards of service very high.
You can book chairs and scooters in advance at the office or by calling us on 01823 327900.
Shopmobility is a popular service so we recommend you give at least one day's notice as our vehicles may already be committed if you arrive without booking. We have some free reserved car parking spaces next to the office. These are available to Shopmobility users on a 'first come first served' basis.
All new members will be required to undergo an assessment to make sure they can safely control the type of Shopmobility vehicle they wish to use.
You can have a demonstration of the powered chair or scooter by a member of staff. There is an area where you can practise.Opening Hours: Mondays: between 9:45am and 4:30pm Tuesdays to Saturdays: between 9:15am and 4:30pm
The Government's DirectGov website provides a map that offers a number of overlay options, such as all the shopmobility offices in the UK, all the blue badge parking areas, accessible beaches, public toilets, points of interest, as well as many other facilities.
The National Federation of Shopmobility website supports an updated directory of all Shopmobility schemes in the UK and runs an annual conference.