Ipswich Shopmobility provides free hand-propelled and electric wheelchairs and electric scooters to help people who have limited mobility, whether through permanent or temporary disablement, illness, accident or age, to shop and use other facilities in the town centre.
The Shopmobility service is available from 10:00 to 16:00, Monday to Saturday. The service is not open on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
Please note: We do not open for late night shopping or Sundays in December.
A member of the Shopmobility volunteer team will show you and any companions how the wheelchair or scooter works and when you are confident that you can handle it – away you go! At the end of your visit (which is a maximum of 4 hours per visit), you need to return the chair or scooter to the Shopmobility Centre.
All equipment must be returned by 16.00 at the latest. Please note: we only lend equipment on a daily basis and are not able to provide equipment for overnight hire.
Eleven designated parking spaces are reserved for Shopmobility users in the Buttermarket car park adjacent to the Shopmobility Centre. Shopmobility users who park their vehicles in these designated spaces when using Shopmobility equipment are entitled to two hours free parking.
Volunteers: Ipswich Shopmobility often needs volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to develop your potential, gain work experience and boost your CV while making a big difference to lives of mobility-impaired people. There are two different volunteer roles at Ipswich Shopmobility and both are subject to an enhanced DBS check.