Shopmobility is a service for everyone who feels they need a little extra help getting around. Be that at home, in town, even on holiday!
There are currently 13 Shopmobility schemes throughout the province, each of which is a separate charity set up by, and for, the people in the local area. Each is run by its own group of people with a committee, staff and volunteers with the simple aim of helping those people who find it hard to get around. Whether it’s short-term, due to surgery or an injury; or if you have a long-term disability, they will talk to you to understand your needs, train you if necessary and be there to help in any way they can.
Shopmobility schemes can provide manual wheelchairs, electric scooters, electric wheelchairs plus some provide rollators and walking sticks. Contact the scheme you want to visit and ask them about their services (Just click on the scheme above to go to their information). Some provide long-term hiring facilities to allow you to take the equipment away with you, but there may be a small charge for this.
Whatever your questions or queries, Shopmobility schemes in Northern Ireland are here to help you.
CALL: 07934 190 242
Disability Sport NI is the main charity in Northern Ireland working with children, young people and adults with a disability who would like to get involved and take part in recreational and performance sport and physical recreation.
UNIT F, CURLEW PAVILION PORTSIDE BUSINESS PARK BELFAST, BT3 9ED
028 9046 9925
The Western Trust provides services across the western area from a number of hospital and community based settings.
Altnagelvin Area Hospital site
028 7134 5171
Members of the public wishing to access a specific family support service, help or advice.
Parents looking to access information on childcare and related financial support
Frontline staff to help them get up to date information on the location of family support services.
Organisations/Partnerships can use it as a planning tool that can be linked to outcomes for children and young people.
Gransha Park House, Granhsa Park, Clooney Road, Derry, BT47 6FN
0800 232 1271/0845 600 6483
Benefits Advice Line – Northern Ireland
Housing Advice NI is the home of independent housing advice in Northern Ireland.- online service
028 9024 5640.
Citizens Advice is the largest advice charity in Northern Ireland, working against poverty and meeting the information and advice needs of around 98,000 people per year in local offices and over 328,000 people viewing more than 2.7 million topics online via our self-help website, citizensadvice.org.uk.
These offices deal with over 325,000 issues across a wide range of advice categories, including benefits, debt, consumer, employment and housing issues.
We also represent the public at over 3,000 social security appeal tribunals a year.
Advice and guidance is available from 29 frontline offices across Northern Ireland and over 100 other outlets.
46 Donegall Pass, Belfast, BT7 1BS
028 9023 1120
More and more people today are recognising the need to treat people with learning difficulties and disabilities as individuals. In the Camphill Movement, communities are formed in such a way that the members, whatever their abilities, can help to support the needs of their fellows, while they themselves are supported in turn.
100 Great Patrick Street
Belfast BT1 2LU
02890 768 741
Shopmobility Belfast is a charity, which can provide a mobility scooter or wheelchair for FREE between 10am and 4pm.
Our service is open to EVERYONE who finds access to the city centre difficult. This includes people with disabilities, older people or those who, due to accident or illness, find themselves with temporary mobility difficulties. You do not have to be registered disabled to use the service.
At the moment we have over 8,500 members and eight locations throughout Belfast.
We also provide a meet and greet service – if you arrive in town and would like to be met at the bus stop / train station, a volunteer can meet you with a scooter
We can also hire you a wheelchair or scooter for long term at a small charge.
Westgate House, 2 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6ED,
Ability Matters provide specialist prosthetic, orthotic, and mobility services through our private clinics and retail outlets.
Our multi-disciplinary team provide a range of clinical services to patients. Our clinicians prescribe and custom-fit the best orthotic and prosthetic solutions available to optimise patient comfort and quality of life. We provide advanced orthotic devices, prosthetic limbs and rehabilitation for all special needs, postoperative or post-injury patients. With our specialist sports orthotics service, we can offer preventative care too.
Similarly, our retail outlets supply a wide range of mobility products and daily living aids, including wheelchairs, mobility scooters, riser recliner chairs, and much more. Our highly experienced staff can offer you expert advice on each product, and help you select the right mobility aid for you.
We have premises through the UK and Ireland.
2 Apollo Rd, Belfast BT12 6HP
028 9068 7827
How to access the service
Before you access this service you will already be working with an Occupational Therapist. They will be responsible for initiating the process to determine what wheelchair equipment is required.
Your Occupational Therapist will submit an electronic referral using the Regional Disablement Services I.T. System (RDSS) to request wheelchair equipment to be supplied, or to request an appointment with a Medical Technical Officer for a wheelchair assessment.
Delivery and demonstration to users of wheelchairs
Modifications to wheelchairs
Provision of standard wheelchair accessories
Wheelchair repair service
Annual Planned Preventative Maintenance of powered wheelchairs