25 Years of Shopmobility
Published on 06 September 2021 06:35 PM
Age UK Surrey and Guildford Borough Council celebrate over 25 years of Shopmobility in Guildford
“I would simply not be able to visit Guildford for shopping of other leisure activities such as having a picnic down by the riverbank if it were not for Shopmobility” - Anil, Shopmobility client.
We are celebrating over 25 years of Shopmobility! Come and visit our information stand to find out more about Shopmobility and other Age UK Surrey services at The Friary Shopping Centre Level 2 (outside Next) on Friday 10th September from 10.00am-2.00pm and meet the Mayor at 12noon.
Shopmobility located on Level 3, Bedford Road Car Park, Guildford, is a service run by Age UK Surrey with support from Guildford Borough Council. A wide selection of manual or powered wheelchairs and scooters are available for hire to any age group (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult) and you do not have to be registered disabled to use the scheme.
Free parking area is available while using the service. All hires must be pre-booked. Open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm (closed Sunday and on bank holidays). For hire costs and to pre-book a scooter please call 01483 453993 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Zirps, Age UK Surrey Chief Executive said “We are delighted to have provided a Shopmobility service for over 25 years with the support of Guildford Borough Council. This is a vital service for many people, with mobility issues, who would otherwise find it difficult to access the wide selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and entertainment that Guildford town centre has to offer”.
Guildford Borough Council’s Lead Councillor for Community, Cllr Julia McShane, added: “Congratulations to Age UK Surrey on the 25th anniversary of their Guildford Shopmobility scheme. Our town centre is a thriving and exciting place for everyone in the community and should be enjoyed by everyone equally. Shopmobility is available to anyone who finds it difficult to walk because of a permanent or temporary disability, frailty, accident or illness.”
Service user Anil has been using Shomobility for the past few years “I would thoroughly recommend it. Whether it’s just to enjoy cruising around Guildford without the effort of having to walk and deal with Guildford’s hilly terrain or like me you have real mobility issues! The friendly willingness to be of help shown by the small close-knit Shopmobility team, often going the extra mile for their customers, is outstanding. Should you encounter any issues whilst out and about on a Shopmobility scooter, the team are always contactable by phone”.