Welcome To Bracknell Shopmobility
We are open for the hire of scooters and power chairs, for our charity sales and for receipt of donated goods Tuesdays to Saturdays inclusive between 10am and 4pm.
Our community cafe is now fully open, so please come in for a tea or coffee and a friendly chat! Please also look on this site and on Facebook for our special events throughout the year.
We run a “Meet and Greet” service. This service operates from Level 4 High Street Car Park and the bus station. We can meet you at these locations with a scooter, and after you have finished shopping we will go with you to either location to take back our scooter.
How we are funded.
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. There is an annual membership fee of £30.00 which gives unlimited daily scooter hire in the town centre, or an affordable daily charge . Please see our Equipment page for full details of our hire scheme.
We run a charity shop in our unit to help raise money for the running costs of our charity. Please help us by donating good quality books, DVD’s, CD’s, LPs, bric-a-brac. jigsaws, games, hand-made craft items, toys, glass and ceramic items, fashion accessories and jewellery. We are now also accepting small electrical items. We do not accept clothes
Please also look out for our sales on EBAY.
If you are able, we are also grateful for any monetary donations to help our charity. These can be given at the shop, or via the Paypal Giving Fund.
Please go to our Fund Raising page to see all the ways you can help us!
Since April 2021 we no longer receive any funding from Bracknell Forest Council, so rely on finding private sources of grant funding. Fund raising is therefore a priority, as our running costs are in excess of £50,000 per annum. Vitally, our lease of the shop from the Bracknell Regeneration Partnership provides us with our Princess Square premises rent free.
We are pleased to announce that we have recently secured grant funding from the National Lottery Community Fund for almost half our core running costs for two years. This will enable our survival in the short to medium term, and help us have time to build a sustainable future. See our News section for more details.
It will still require a lot of effort from our dedicated team to raise our remaining funding needs and provide our valued service to the community. Our service and fundraising relies our team of hardworking and loyal volunteers, as well as our Shop Manager Becky and Assistant Manager Sue. If you have some spare time and would like to apply to become a volunteer, please see Becky or Sue at the shop.
We are also looking for people with various business skills to volunteer to be on our management Committee. Please give your details to Becky or Sue at the shop in the first instance, and we will contact you.
How to hire
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.
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.
See our Equipment page for our full range of scooters and wheel chairs.
We look forward to welcoming you at our shop.