COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update
With the effects of COVID-19 becoming more widespread, Shopmobility Northern Ireland is liaising with all the schemes to ensure the information about the service is up to date.
Each scheme will be responding to the advice from the Dept. of Health and local councils in relation to each location and the availability of the service, as well as being dependant on the availability of staff and volunteers.
Shopmobility schemes will put the health and wellbeing of their members, staff and volunteers at the top of their priorities and will do all they can to make sure whatever decisions are made, they are communicated clearly.
Please contact schemes directly and check their social media pages and websites before going to a scheme to hire equipment. We are acutely aware that the majority of our members are particularly vulnerable to this virus and as such may choose to remain indoors.
Shopmobility NI will try to relay up-to-date information about schemes via it's Facebook page.
Should you have any queries, Shopmobility NI will be contactable by phone and email during normal opening hours.
We ask that you keep safe, follow the advice on hand washing, reducing the spread of the virus and when and how to self-isolate, provided by government.
From everyone in Shopmobility, Take Care and Be Safe
Shopmobility is a Service for Everyone
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.
You can also contact us at Shopmobility Northern Ireland (SNI) for general information about the network as a whole. Or perhaps your town doesn't have a scheme and you want to know how to set one up! Or you're interested in volunteering and are curious about what roles are available within a scheme.
Either way, we are looking forward to hearing from you.