If you are able to go out to do your own shopping, Shopmobility may help. They provide manual or powered wheelchairs or powered scooters to people who are disabled or frail so that they can get easily around town to shop or sightsee.

You do not need to be registered disabled to use Shopmobility schemes. They are either free or have a nominal charge and can be used by anyone who is either permanently or temporarily disabled.

Shopmobility schemes are available in

Andover   Basingstoke    Eastleigh    Fareham     Petersfield    Portsmouth    Southampton   

Southampton - West Quay   Winchester

Shopping on the internet

You can order almost anything on the internet and have it delivered to your home. This includes food, clothes and equipment. All of the major supermarkets now do home food deliveries. You can also set ‘favourites’ and save shopping lists.

Hampshire Superfast Broadband - If your property is not included in the current superfast broadband programme and you can only access a speed of 2Mbps or less, there is a government schemein place to help you access better broadband.

Accessibility and toilets

  • AccessAble has access guides for retail and shopping venues throughout Hampshire.
  • The Changing Places toilet map lets you search for accessible toilets in any area. Click on the individual listings for full details of facilities available.

  • If you have a bladder or bowel condition which affects their ability to get to the toilet on time, a Just can’t wait card may help.  Some shops and public places have signed up to the scheme which means you can access their toilet when showing the card.

Help from your community

If friends, relatives or neighbours are unable to help you with managing your shopping, you could:

  • Contact Age Concern Hampshire for assistance with finding local voluntary organisations that could help you with shopping.
  • Go to our Community directory and search under the 'Transport' category for community transport options in your area.

Useful links

RADAR National Key Scheme