Mobility

Kingston Shopmobility

Kingston Shopmobility is a centre which will let you have a wheelchair to go round the shops. Electric wheelchairs, electric scooters and manual wheelchairs are all available. Kingston Shopmobility, Level 2, Eden Car Park, Union Street, Kingston-upon-Thames.

Telephone: 020 8547 1255.

Hounslow Shopmobility

Hounslow Shopmobility is a centre which will let you have a wheelchair to go round the shops. Electric wheelchairs, electric scooters and manual wheelchairs are all available. Hounslow Shopmobility: Blenheim Centre, Prince Regent Road, Hounslow.

Telephone: 020 8570 3343.

Blue Badges — Kingston

If you have permanent and severe walking difficulties, the Kingston Blue Badge Scheme allows you to park close to places you wish to visit in the UK and in Europe. The charge for a badge has increased to £10.00 (payable by cheque or postal order only), which is valid for three years. If you think you may be entitled to a Blue Badge, you can call Community Care Services in Kingston 020 8547 6008.

Blue Badges — Richmond

If you have permanent and severe walking difficulties, the Richmond Blue Badge Scheme allows you to park close to places you wish to visit in the UK and in Europe. The charge for a badge has increased to £10.00 (payable by cheque or postal order only), which is valid for three years. If you think you may be entitled to a Blue Badge, you can call Community Care Services in Richmond 020 8831 6096.

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Help to buy or lease a vehicle
Motability is a registered charity which offers different schemes to help you obtain a vehicle. If you get the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance this scheme can help you buy or lease a car, wheelchair or electric scooter. For more details contact: Motability Car Scheme, Motability Operations, City Gate House, 22 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HB

Telephone: 0845 456 4566

Text phone: 0845 675 0009

Motability's free 262 page Rough Guide to Accessible Britain contains accessibility and other helpful information on 200 Disabled Friendly Days Out across the UK. 

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Wheelchair Hire

Richmond AID has two manual wheelchairs that are available for short-term hire (generally one to two weeks).

There is no charge for this service but there is a suggested donation of £5 minimum.

Telephone 020 8831 6070, Monday–Friday, 11am–4pm, to book.

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Wheelchair Access to Places

At AccessAble (was DisabledGo) you can find detailed information about the access to all kinds of places - hotels, restaurants, colleges, tourist attractions, libraries, hospitals, leisure centres and others.

Transport for London Step Free Map

TFL have produced a map of the London Underground indicating the ‘step free’ stations. Download the Step Free Tube Guide map in PDF to keep for yourself.

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Disabled Living offer free, impartial information about services for disabled individuals, older people, and those that support them. This includes advice about products and equipment from their specialist Equipz team.