Additional Information during Covid-19
Payment by Debit Card preferred, correct cash or Standing Order
To minimise the risk to you, our staff and volunteers will be asked to wear face coverings unless there is a medical reason that they cannot.
Mobility scooters or wheelchairs must be prebooked in advance by calling 01480 432793 so that we can ensure social distancing for our safety and yours and for us to have time to operate a cleaning regime. Bookings will operate on a fifteen minute basis and there will be a maximum usage of two hours. If it is particularly busy we may not have the time slot you want but we will do our best to book you in to the nearest available slot.
Equipment will need to be collected outside unless the weather is inclement and then only one person will be allowed in to the office at a time, toilets will be closed to Shopmobility users and not open to the public.
Finally we ask that if you feel unwell with any of the following symptoms:
• High Temperature
• A new continuous cough
• A loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
Then please DO NOT come into the office and contact NHS111 for further help and advice.
We hire mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs to those who are mobility impaired whether permanently or temporarily. You can hire these out on a daily basis for a one off price or join as a quarterly member, for unlimited use for that quarter.
Our charges are very reasonable. Full single person membership is £21 per quarter; this option allows the hire of a scooter or wheelchair up to six days a week at no extra charge. Alternatively you can hire on a casual basis for £15 a day for scooters and £8 for wheelchairs. Prices are subject to change so please check at time of enquiry.
Radar Keys are also available at £5 each.
Hunts Shopmobility scheme is a self-funding charity located in Princes Street Car Park, Malthouse Close, and is the only one of its kind in Huntingdonshire offering a service which helps everyone with mobility problems, either permanent or temporary, to hire mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs. The scheme has 11 mobility scooters including three that can be hired overnight for an extra charge and a selection of wheelchairs available for children and adults. This allows those using the scheme to access the pedestrianised town centre of Huntingdon and all it has to offer.
Pre-booking is required at the current time. To book please phone 01480 432793 and remember to take along your ID. Full guidance will be given by a member of the team on how to use the equipment. Some of the staff have a disability and regularly use the service so are able to advise on navigating around the town centre including accessibility to amenities, businesses and shops.
If arriving by bus we endeavour to bring a scooter to you at the bus station, to take advantage of this service please request this in advance. Alternatively if you come into Huntingdon by Taxi or on the H.A.C.T. bus then you can be dropped off in the car park directly outside Shopmobility. The car park has four blue badge spaces designated for Shopmobility customers and there are also regular parking spaces.
Hunts Shopmobility is more than a hire service it is also an important lifeline for those who use it. Without it many users would become isolated leading to greater implications on their health and wellbeing. It is a welcoming place to visit; we are a friend and an ear to those in need.
As a self-funding charity, we are always looking for financial support to keep this valuable service going.
If you would like to help with fundraising, hold an event to raise funds for this much needed service or send a regular donation please contact 01480 432793 or email [email protected] for details on how you can go about this.