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Welcome to Shopmobility Paisley and District

We are a charity that provides mobility equipment free of charge to mobility impaired people wishing to shop or use the facilities within the Paisley Town Centre.

What is Shopmobility?

  • It is a service which offers assistance to all people experiencing a mobility or sensory impairment whether temporary or permanent, to access shops and other facilities through the use of equipment and or the assistance of volunteer escorts.
  • Shopmobility offers increased independence, self esteem, and choice to disabled people.
  • It allows people with disabilities to integrate with the general public.
  • The existence of schemes raises the awareness of the needs of people with disabilities.

Are we a new scheme?

Shopmobility Paisley & District has been in existence since 1992 (formerly known as Renfrewshire Shopmobility) and during that time has developed a service within the Paisley Area. Due to the support of The Paisley Centre Management and owners, who provided us with a purpose built office and store room in 1999, located within The Paisley Centre Multi-Storey Car Park, Storie Street, Paisley PA1 2AP. The new premises have given us the opportunity to develop and expand our service over the last few years and therefore give the people of Renfrewshire the service that has been required for many years. We now employ a Part-time Resource Worker in the office and have the support of The Scottish Training Foundation to help us staff the remainder of the hours we are open. Saturdays are covered by various volunteers and helpers.

How We Can Help

Our service lends wheelchairs both manual and powered, electrical scooters and rollators (walking aids) to people with limited mobility who wish to shop and make use of the facilities within Paisley Town Centre. Anyone can use the scheme if they have a mobility problem whether they are young or old, have a temporary or permanent mobility impairment or sight problems and require an escort.

Our Hire Services

As well as providing free mobility aids to be used in and around Paisley for those who have a mobility problem, we also hire equipment on a temporary basis for holidays etc. We have a number of manual wheelchairs which are available for this service.

Registered Users £10 per week; weekend hire (Friday to Monday) £5

Non-Registered Users £15 per week; weekend hire (Friday to Monday) £7

Longer term hires attract special rates.

Call us for information on availability and the relevant fees.

Business Survey Requests

For a small fee, we at Shopmobility Paisley and District would be delighted to assess your business premises and provide you with a detailed report on any accessibility issues your premises may have.

Survey Requests from the Public

At Shopmobility Paisley and District, we aim to provide an all round service to all our users. To this end we are constantly updating our surveys accessibility on shops and premises in the area. If there are any premises you feel are either particularly good (or bad) and would like us to conduct a survey to pass on to other members, please contact either at the telephone number below or using the Email link.

How to find us?

The scheme is run from our premises in The Paisley Centre Multi-Storey Car Park where there is ample orange badge parking adjacent to the office. From this point there is easy access across New Street to The Paisley Centre and the pedestrianised area of the town centre. The scheme operates between 9.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm Saturday, and is also open for special late night shopping events.

For further information, contact:
Evelyn Reid
Shopmobility Paisley and District
The Paisley Centre Multi-Storey Car Park
Storie Street
Tel: 0141 889 0441

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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210