About Us

Shopmobility Melton Mowbray’s objectives are to promote the welfare and independence of people with impaired mobility living or visiting Melton Mowbray.

The scheme provides the loan of electric and manual wheelchairs and scooters to enable access to shops, business and places of interest in Melton Mowbray town centre.

Shopmobility aims to work with other groups and organisations to promote ease of access to local facilities and services.

Our scheme meets Melton Borough Council’s corporate priorities in many ways.

Firstly, in making the town centre a more vibrant place by increasing footfall and supporting business. We support this initiative by allowing disabled people access to the town via wheelchairs and motorised scooters. This has been particularly successful on market days.

Shopmobility Melton Mowbray supports those who are most vulnerable within the community helping them to live more independently. By providing the loan of equipment to members with mobility issues they will be able to exercise control over aspects of their lives such as shopping, visits to the doctors,banking etc. Being able to do these small tasks independently will improve their mental health and well-being along with improving the quality of life for local people.

Many of our members are residents who live within recognised priority neighbourhoods. The vast cost of purchasing a scooter means that the ability to hire a mobility scooter or wheelchair for day to day access to Melton is invaluable.

Shopmobility Melton Mowbray is a stand-alone project and is independent of any umbrella organisation. The scheme belongs to the National Federation of Shopmobility UK (NFSUK) which is affiliated to the British Health and Trade Association (BHTA) to which we pay a subscription to publicise the Melton scheme nationwide.