We hire electric mobility scooters and wheelchairs along with manual wheelchairs on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or long term basis giving you the freedom and independence to explore the Canterbury district and all it has to offer. Our service is available both to local residents and visitors to the area, hotels, universities, leisure parks and other hospitality venues in and around the CT postcodes. If you are ill or have been injured and suffer short term ambulatory difficulty one of our appliances may provide a low cost solution. If you want to know more just ask.
Lockdown 3 tier 4 restrictions apply.
To help protect the NHS following CMO recommendation that UK Covid-19 Alert Level 5 be implemented our premises are not open to the public until the situation improves. Please do your part to keep us all safe and stay at home wherever possible.
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Canterbury Shopmobility is a charity scheme which allows anyone with a mobility problem or impairment, whether temporary or permanent, to gain access to all resident facilities and tourist and leisure attractions that Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and surrounding areas offer.
Whether you are going shopping, visiting friends, doctors etc or simply to get out and about to escape the confines of the house, we can help.
We can arrange delivery and collection of mobility equipment via local accessible taxi services at reasonable terms.
Our unit is located on the 2nd floor of the White Friars multi-storey car park, directly above Boots.
Unfortunately due to an address conflict Google Maps will show us located within the build a bear workshop.
The red dot on the map below indicates the easiest pedestrian access from Gravel Walk.
Here you will find lifts to take you to the 2nd floor. On exiting the lift we are located round the corner on the left.
Find us on Google Maps
When you arrive at the centre for the first time a member of staff will take down your details and then familiarise you with the equipment you wish to use. When you are satisfied with the instruction and feel confident enough, you are free to explore at your leisure.
We have convenient 3 hours free parking exclusively available for customers of Shopmobility and toilet facilities for our disabled clients.
Our range of vehicles currently includes:
24 Electric Scooters
22 Manual Wheelchairs
4 Powered Wheelchairs
We recommend that you book in advance to ensure equipment will be available.
We do not have a membership or joining fee and there is no deposit scheme, but there is a charge for the use of the equipment:
Please note payment for hire charges is by card only.
From 9th September 2020
Electric Scooters and Powered Wheelchairs:
£7.00 for 2 hours
£10.00 per day
£40.00 per week
£5.00 per day
£20.00 per week
2nd Floor (Level 2)
Whitefriars Multi Storey Car Park,
Due to rising covid rates we are closing from 4pm Saturday 19th December. We will open again in the New Year subject to conditions and will announce opening dates soon. Please monitor our google or facebook pages for updates.
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturdays 10am - 4pm
Bank holidays - Closed
Find us on Google and Facebook
Tel : 01227 459889
Service outside these times by prior arrangement..
Please book in advance to ensure the right equipment will be reserved available. Either email or call us or use the booking form on our facebook page.
We are a registered charity and our current sponsors include Canterbury City Council, Whitefriars, Streynshams Trust, Kent Community Funding and Pargiter Trust. We are required to obtain new vehicles for the substantial increase in demand that our service is experiencing, and to service and maintain our present fleet of scooters and wheelchairs.
We rely on sponsorship and generous benefactors to help us do this but it is becoming more difficult to attract sufficient support for our ever increasing costs.
We would be extremely grateful for any donations of financial means or suitable mobility equipment whatever it may be, that you may be able to give and given in the knowledge that you will be supporting a valuable service without which would cause severe disruption, despair and a void in many disabled people's lives.
Canterbury Shopmobility is currently supported by:
We would very much like to add your name to our list.