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Find out more about our Shopmobility service

Shopmobility

Shopmobility offers the use of scooters, manual and powered wheelchairs to those with reduced mobility to enable them to access all the facilities in Barnstaple town centre.

For those clients who require extra assistance with their wheelchair, or with their shopping, volunteer escorts can be provided. Likewise sighted guides are available should they be required. Both of these services must be booked in advance and are subject to the availability of volunteers.

New clients will receive a quick training session on the safe and effective use of the wheelchair or scooter within the town centre. We have a designated practice area. Car parking facilities are available adjacent to the centre and a permit will be issued when you arrive.

Compulsory membership of the Shopmobility Scheme is required and fees do apply. Please enquire when you telephone to reserve a wheelchair or scooter. New members are required to provide two forms of identification with their name and address.

Long term hire of manual wheelchairs and portable scooters for weekends and holidays is possible.

What We Do

Transport to Health

Patients are expected to meet their own transport needs to and from hospital. Those requiring transport information and journeys should contact the Patient Transport Advice Service who can advise on transport opportunities in their area.

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Shopmobility

A service for anyone with mobility problems who needs help to get around the shops in Barnstaple.

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Cancer Care Car

A door to door car service for patients needing to travel to North Devon District Hospital for oncology related appointments or other cancer related appointments at local hospitals.

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Ring & Ride

A regular door to door minibus service into Barnstaple for those who are frail, have a mobility problem, a disability (physical or sensory) or who are isolated within the community and are unable to use public transport or do not have independent means of travel.

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Out & About Club

The Out & About service will finish on 31st October 2017. 

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Fundraising

Go North Devon relies on a number of fundraising activities to support the services it provides.

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Volunteers

We have a wonderful team of volunteers but we always need more to continue to provide our services.

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Donations

We are a charitable organisation and we rely on people’s generosity to enable us to keep our services running.

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Friends of Go North Devon

Go North Devon are always looking for new friends to support our fundraising.

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