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South Derbyshire Shopmobility and Disabled Scheme Association

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Shopmobility

The Shopmobility office is based in the grounds of the South Derbyshire CVS office at:

46-48 Grove Street
Swadlincote
DE11 9DD

Tel: 01283 210770

There is only limited parking space on the site. So clients may be dropped off at the office. Local car parks are free but some may have a limited waiting time restriction.

Location of Shopmobility.

Opening hours

Normal opening hours are from 10am to 2pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. If you have any queries about our opening times, please tel: 01283 210770.

Services we offer

Shopmobility scheme

Shopmobility provides a free loan service of wheelchairs and electric scooters to people who need them for shopping, pursuing leisure activities or visiting Swadlincote town centre.

The staff provide free lessons on the use of the electric scooters and wheelchairs.

Booking a wheelchair or scooter

To use the Shopmobility service, you will first need to become a member and fill in a simple application form on your first visit to the scheme. For identification purposes, you will need to bring something with you showing your name and address, for example, household bill, pension book.

You will be issued with a membership card and number.

Clients must be 18 years of age or over to borrow an electric scooter.

It is advisable to book in advance the use of wheelchairs and electric scooters to avoid disappointment. You can contact us during normal opening times, tel: 01283 210770. An after-hours telephone service is available via the CVS office. However, if you are making an unplanned visit to Swadlincote, please do not hesitate to call in and see us.

This part of the scheme is a free service but we do have a donation box in the office and a donation made to the scheme would be much appreciated. The amount of donation is left to the clients’ discretion.

Shopmobility safety

  1. Stopping is simple – just take your hand off the power lever.
  2. Only use dropped curbs to cross roads.
  3. Don’t try to go up or down curb stones – you risk disconnecting the batters or tipping yourself out of the scooter.
  4. Slow right down for corners and shop doorways.
  5. Give pedestrians plenty of room.
  6. Use pedestrian crossings when available.
  7. Always allow plenty of time to cross the roads.

Loan scheme

Swadlincote Shopmobility also have a loan scheme for manual wheelchairs to take on holidays, day trips, after hospital treatment or other short term uses. A deposit for this service is required, which is variable depending on the length of time the equipment is required. The amount of deposit is discussed at the time of booking.

Other Shopmobility schemes

To find out more about other Shopmobility schemes visit the National Federation of Shopmobility.