Welcome To Bracknell Shopmobility
COVID-19 Update: 04 November 2020
Although we re-opened for hires Wednesday 01 July and later resumed the sale of goods, following the latest Government regulations for England the shop will close at 4:00pm on Wednesday 4th November until able to re-open. This is currently scheduled for 10:00 AM, Wednesday 2nd December. Donations of goods can resume at that time.
Bracknell Forest Borough Council residents who need help with shopping during this shutdown should call the Community Response Unit on 01344 266911 who will arrange assistance.
Once we do re-open, the conditions detailed below will still apply.
The cafe remains closed until further notice and all events that were scheduled in the shop have been suspended.
COVID-19 safety measures are being implemented and we strongly request that you abide by these as indicated and as instructed by our staff.
As entry to the shop will be limited to two customers for hires and four for goods purchasing per time, in order to avoid time queuing, we request that you use our contact details to book a hire slot and if needed, our “Meet and Greet” service. This service will operate only from No 4 High Street Car Park and the bus station.
If you feel able, please help us by making a donation. We usually raise about £2500 per month and have sorely miss this income over the months that we could not sell goods. If you wish to volunteer to help, please contact Becky or Sue at the shop.
Bracknell Shopmobility is a Charity based in Bracknell Town Centre.
Our aim is to assist people with mobility impairments, temporary or permanent, to get around the locality.
We are a “not for profit” organisation and all our money goes towards providing services for our users.
We receive an annual grant from Bracknell Forest Council towards our running costs and Bracknell Regeneration provides us with our Princess Square premises. We charge an annual membership fee of £30.00 and have charges for non members. Please see our Equipment page for full details of our hire scheme.
The annual grant , received from Bracknell Forest Council, has been greatly reduced since 2017 and is being phased out by April 2021. The Council recently decided to maintain our grant for 2020/21 at the same level as 19/20 for which we are grateful. However, fund raising is a priority and our running costs are in excess of £50,000. You can help us to cover our costs in many ways. So please go to our Fund Raising page to see how.
Our friendly and helpful team of staff and volunteers will help you choose the right equipment to suit your needs and provide you with tuition on using it safely and confidently.
We provide a meet and greet service at various locations, see our Contact Us page for maps.
See our Equipment page for our full range of scooters and wheel chairs.
Please allow 15 minutes to complete the registration form and to receive instruction. Please bring with you proof of identity confirming your name and address e.g. a recent Utility bill, driving license, bank card. We will issue you with a membership card and on your next visit you can simply show your card.
We are always after unwanted, books, DVD’s, CD’s, Bric-a-brac etc which we can sell to help raise funds. Please note we can not accept second hand clothing or second hand electrical goods.