ShopMobility UK and Disabled Motoring UK – working together to achieve the best mobility opportunities for all

To strengthen guidance and information for people with restricted mobility, ShopMobility UK, a nationwide charity network of centres which hire out mobility equipment to the public, will be supporting more closely relevant activities of the charity Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK). ShopMobility UK hires equipment which is mainly manual wheelchairs, powerchairs and mobility scooters so people with restricted mobility can enjoy independence outdoors. […]

To strengthen guidance and information for people with restricted mobility, ShopMobility UK, a nationwide charity network of centres which hire out mobility equipment to the public, will be supporting more closely relevant activities of the charity Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK).

ShopMobility UK hires equipment which is mainly manual wheelchairs, powerchairs and mobility scooters so people with restricted mobility can enjoy independence outdoors. These hire services are low cost or sometimes free to all ages of people looking to access shops and leisure facilities.  ShopMobility is operated by Driving Mobility – the national charity that provides driving and mobility assessment centres on behalf of The Department for Transport. Both charities are 100% committed to helping and allowing freedom without restrictions, hence they felt it appropriate to work with DMUK. ShopMobility and Driving Mobility will now enhance awareness of relevant DMUK activities for the benefit of people with restricted mobility.   

With foundations dating back to 1922, Disabled Motoring UK is the charity which supports disabled drivers, passengers and Blue Badge holders. It works with government and businesses across the UK in order to improve parking, refuelling, and access provision for disabled people, so that they can access the goods and services that they need.


Edward Trewhella, CEO, Driving Mobility, commented, “It was a natural progression for ShopMobility UK to start working with DMUK. There are certainly synergies between us, and jointly striving to achieve the best mobility opportunities for all, and to maximise inclusion, is something that we welcome. Ensuring equality in terms of personal mobility is, we believe, more vital than ever before, especially when you consider mental health and well-being. We also think it is right at this time to be raising awareness of DMUK membership benefits to our service users who visit ShopMobility centres.”


Graham Footer, CEO of DMUK adds, “I concur with Edward that by supporting one another we now have the opportunity to broaden awareness of our respective services and initiatives. We have great respect for ShopMobility and its enabling approach to people with disabilities. This new understanding represents an exciting development in the area of personal mobility and we look forward to achieving significant results in the future.”