North Devon Shopmobility commenced operation in June 1997. It offers the loan of scooters, manual and powered wheelchairs to those with mobility problems who wish to access Barnstaple shops and other town centre facilities. There is a temporary or annual membership fee and a deposit for the loan of the equipment.
New clients are given a short training session, by one of our volunteers or a member of staff, on how to use the scooter or wheelchair safely within the accessible town centre. Two forms of identification are needed when first registering. It is essential to book the equipment in advance.