Our Shopmobility store is located on the first floor and offers visitors to the centre free electric scooter hire, free powered wheelchair hire, free manual wheelchair hire and is open to suit the Howard Centre opening hours. It is advisable to book in advanced to use this free service.
Most schemes ask that you bring identification containing your name and address on your first visit; this is so that schemes can complete a registration form and keep a record of your details. Many schemes will issue you with a membership card and, on your next visit, you can simply show this card. Once you have registered, a member of staff will talk to you about what sort of vehicle you require, and what you will feel comfortable using.
Staff at the scheme will then give training. When you feel confident, and the staff are happy that you are in control of the vehicle – off you go! The whole process takes no longer than 30 minutes maximum and in most cases you will be off in about 15 minutes.