Mobility Aids (Loan, Purchase, or via Social Services)
Red Cross BORROW A MOBILITY AID
We provide short-term loans of mobility aids to people in need, including wheelchairs, commodes, walking sticks and frames.
You can either collect equipment or, in some cases, have it delivered for a small fee. We also stock new and reconditioned items for sale – please contact us for more information.
The types of mobility aids you can borrow include:
- Bath seat
- Walking sticks and frames
Unit 25 Parham Drive
Boyatt Wood Industrial Estate
02380 624 645
Will it cost me anything to hire a wheelchair or other equipment?
We request donations to help us provide the service. The service is run by our volunteers. A refundable deposit may also be required for some items.
Where can I find more information about mobility aids?
You can buy equipment on our online shop.
You can find more information in our blog: Who pays for your wheelchair?
Mobility Aids e.g. wheelchairs for private hire or purchase
42-46 Portsmouth Road
Tel: 02380 440000
|Peacocks Medical Group
Address: The Mill Yard/Nursling St, Southampton SO16 0AJ
Phone:023 8073 7000
|Bridge G E & Co Ltd
Address: 226 Burgess Rd, Southampton SO16 3AY
Phone:023 8067 8258
Address: 106 Shirley High St, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 4FB
Phone:023 8001 8557
|Gallagher Mobility Aids Ltd (GMA)
Address: Southern Trade Park, Belgrave Rd, Southampton SO17 3ES
|Inspire Mobility Ltd
342 Shirley Rd
023 8078 3939http://www.mobilityhiresouthampton.co.uk/
7 Castle Way, Southampton SO14 2BX
Phone: 023 8063 1263
|Care & Mobility Centre Ltd
Mobility Equipment Supplier
Address: 22 Shirley High St, Southampton SO15 3NG
Phone:023 8070 0400
Complete Care Shop
Wheelchair supply via the local authority
Equipment to help you live more independently and safely at home is provided on behalf of the council and NHS by Southampton Community Equipment Service (CES).
The service is able to deliver equipment to your home and collect it again if you no longer need it. If you are able to, you can also visit the local depot to view and collect your equipment.
If you are in hospital, your needs will be assessed before you leave. If you would like to use the service, first you need to be assessed by a health or social care professional.
For more information or to arrange for an eligibility assessment please contact us:
023 8083 3003
Southampton Community Equipment Service is part of Millbrook Healthcare
The depot is located at the following address:
Unit D, Centurion Business Park
Bitterne Road West,
Repairs, service and testing
Please contact Millbrook on 03332 408 335 and your call will be answered by a member of customer services who will arrange for a technician to come out if required.
Millbrook offers an out of hours repair service 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year for all essential items, e.g. hoists, dynamic pressure care mattresses, etc.
All electrical and lifting equipment requires an annual service/test. Millbrook has records of all equipment issued and will contact you near the due date to arrange a convenient time to visit and carry out the service.
All electrical equipment carries a label which displays the due date of the next test. If you have not been contacted, and the due date has passed, please contact Millbrook on the number above to arrange a priority visit.
There are three ways you can return your equipment, either:
- tell your carer, social or healthcare professional, who will arrange with Millbrook to collect it.
- or contact Millbrook directly on the number shown above. If you do this, Millbrook will sometimes contact your social or healthcare professional to confirm that collecting this piece of equipment is advisable.
- or you can drop off the equipment directly to Millbrook’s depot at the address given above or your carer, social or healthcare professional can advise you of other locations to which the equipment can be taken.