Eden Shopmobility is a scheme which provides battery powered scooters and manual wheelchairs to help people of all ages who have limited mobility to do their shopping. The scheme operates under the umbrella of Age UK Carlisle and Eden and is run by a team of volunteers.
Location and availability of equipment
Powered scooters and manual wheelchairs are available for hire from our Resource Centre in Sandgate, which is open from 10am - 3:45pm Monday to Friday. (please note the powered scooter is for local use it will not fit in a car boot or dismantle in any way)
Where are we?
Our Resource Centre is located next to the main bus station in Penrith and is ideal for shopping and exploring Penrith.
How much does it cost?
In order to finance the running of the scheme we do make charges for use of our equipment. These are as follows........
SCOOTERS, strictly for use in Penrith town only, £25 deposit, £5 per hour or £10 for a 5 hour day, with no long term hire option
WHEELCHAIRS, £25 deposit, £5 per day or £10 per week, and long term hire available at £40 per month with a maximum of 3 months hire
.........please note that deposits are refundable only upon safe and intact return of equipment, where the receipt is produced by the hirer.
Can you help?
We have a friendly team of volunteers in Shopmobility and we are always pleased to welcome new volunteers. If you have a few hours to spare please consider volunteering in Shopmobility. Duties can range from reception work to assisting with maintenance of equipment. Full training and expenses are available. For further information on what is involved please visit our volunteering page.