The Shopmobility scheme, based at Sale Waterside (near the Tatton Road entrance) provides powered and non-powered wheelchairs and scooters for anyone with mobility difficulties, temporary or permanent. These can be hired on an hourly basis or for longer periods if required - the rate for powered scooters/ wheelchairs is £2.00 per hour or £50.00 per week. On your first visit you will be asked to fill out a simple form and provide two forms of identity, the staff will then help you to choose the best vehicle for your needs and how to operate this safely.
For a small charge a shopping escort, to help people with a visual impairment, can be booked to push a wheelchair, making shopping more enjoyable. For more information and opening hours, phone 0161 962 0239. As this service is staffed by volunteers it is advisable to ring before attending for the first time.