What we do
Shopmobility is the final link in the transport chain. Our specialised service is vital to help people with disabilities or mobility difficulties access Belfast City Centre and surrounding areas and Bangor town centre with greater freedom, independence and dignity.
We provide a mobility scooter or wheelchair free of charge between 10am and 4pm which is a great help to those living in poverty as they have the same access to our service as anyone else. The severity of need our charity helps to combat in our core service can range from discomfort in walking to total inability to get around unaided and the difference our service can make ranges from pleasure in shopping, getting to an appointment in the hospital on time or to a life changing experience of knowing you can go out independently.
We provide a unique ‘Meet and Greet’ service that allows our members to be picked up and returned to a bus or train station, taxi rank, bus stop or local shop. This saves them making the sometimes arduous and painful journey to one of our units.
Gifts in Wills
We focus on preventing social exclusion and loneliness and constantly strive to help people feel more independent, boost their confidence and allow them to participate in community life. 97% of disabilities occur as people get older. The percentage increase in those aged 65 plus living in Northern Ireland between 2006-2021 will be 40%. (as reported by NISRA).
Shopmobility Belfast relies heavily on the generosity of local people and the support of our volunteers who help deliver our service. No matter how big or small the amount, every donation will make a difference.
Information your solicitor will need
Registered Address: Shopmobility Belfast, Westgate House, 2 Queen Street, Belfast, BT8 6NE
Registered Charity Number: NIC102592