There are many ways you can support us. A financial donation is always much appreciated and helps us to continue to host and manage the Disability Equipment Service website.
However, supporting us doesn’t have to mean giving us a monetary donation. You can help by just sharing what we do with your family, friends and colleagues. You can also link with us on Facebook and Twitter and share our work with your social media connections too.
Please see below for more details on how to support us.
We know, from experience, that lots of disability equipment ends up in landfill, in a garage or in the corner of a room and never gets used again. This is often due to not knowing how or where to dispose of such items. we are trying to ensure that all disability equipment is used all the time by people that need it. Our service enables people to be able to buy used equipment, allowing them to remain independent and not have to move in to residential care or require support at home.
We also know that there are times when you need to clear out a home due to the loss of a loved one or when the time has come for someone to move in to residential or nursing care and, as with many other things, you don’t have the time, space or frame of mind to have to deal with this equipment.
We are here to help and can often collect donated equipment promptly. The donated equipment is then cleaned and serviced before being sold with proceeds going towards the hosting and management of the service as well as giving 25% to our chosen charity, currently Guide Dogs for the Blind.
If you have equipment, large or small, that you would like to donate to us, then please contact us and we’ll see whether we can help.
If you have found our service beneficial and would like to help us keep the service running in the future by giving us a donation, then please send us a cheque, made payable to Mr D Smith, to:
Disability Equipment Service Mr D Smith 9 Shire Place Redhill Surrey RH1 6DN
Alternatively, please contact us to discuss other ways of making a donation to the service.
Training and Consultancy services specialising in Vision Impairment & Disability Awareness.
VIDA Training provides vision impairment and disability awareness training and consultancy across London and the South East. With over 25 years' combined experience of working in the disability field and living with vision loss, we offer a range of comprehensive training packages and consultancy services tailored to suit you and your organisation's needs. We also offer communication and team building sessions.
Disability Equipment Service
Support the Disability Equipment Service by donating your disability equipment.
The Disability Equipment Service is a website covering the UK which provides members of the public and organisations an opportunity to buy and sell new and used disability equipment.
To help cover the running costs of this service, we accept donated disability equipment* which we collect, clean, repair and then sell. We give 25% of the proceeds to our nominated charity with the remainder going towards the ongoing running costs of the service.
Due to our location, we normally only collect equipment from Surrey and the surrounding counties. However, if you have equipment that you would like to donate we still might be able to accept, or if we're unable to accept, support you with finding someone more locally to you.
* Due to our limited storage we may not be able to accept all items donated to us. In some cases we may request to sell the item in situ (if convenient) or provide you with an alternative organisation that may be able to accept your item.
Ardoo Portable Hoists
The Ardoo Caresafe 140 hoist is the lightest, most compact, folding portable disability hoist on the market.
The unique one piece design of the Ardoo hoist makes it easy to erect or fold in 30 seconds or less – no tools needed.
It is a problem solver – versatile and enhances and improves the quality of life for both the carer and those being cared for.
The hoist raises people from their front rather than overhead which enables a much smaller footprint, making it very portable and easy to manoeuvre and store in tight spaces. The clever design allows the hoist be adapted for use as a stand aid.
The Ardoo Caresafe 140 has many unique features it’s patent filing number is S2015/0100 dated 10/06/2015 and is fully CE Compliant.
The latest evolution of the Ardoo 140 Hoist is the Ardoo Hoist Stand Aid Combo – a simple hook on plate with knee pad converts the hoist to a stand aid for immediate use. Ideal for users who have good and bad days, where they may use the stand aid in the mornings but may need the hoist in the evenings.
The Ardoo Caresafe 140 can be used in the home, a hotel, in the car.
Can be easily taken on day trips and holidays with friends or family.
The small footprint allows it to be used in tight spaces, such as a bathroom, and can lift a supine person from the floor.
It can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Safely transfers a person into a car, wheelchair, stairlift, or onto bedside, toilet etc.
Easy to erect or fold in seconds – no tools needed.
Easily folded and placed in the boot/trunk of a vehicle by one person, or can be taken in the hold of an aircraft.
No need to move downstairs and incur expensive construction costs as the Ardoo 140 can be successfully used with a stairlift.
Can be easily converted into a stand aid (kit available).
It enhances and improves the quality of life of the wheelchair user and carer.
The Ardoo Caresafe 140 can be used with most slings on the market.
Immediate worldwide shipping available.
We are a local charity. We hire out scooters, wheelchairs and rollators for our customers to go shopping and we also sell disability aids.
The Littlehampton Shopmobility shop is situated in the Bradbury Centre, a short distance from the main shopping centre and south of the public St Martin's car park. We have some limited car parking spaces at the front of our shop that can be used by people who have difficulty in walking.
Our opening times are
Monday = 10am – 4pm
Tuesday = 10am – 4pm
Wednesday = 10am – 4pm
Thursday = 10am – 4pm
Friday = 10am – 4pm
Saturday = 10am – 1pm
Sunday = Closed
We offer a Scooter, Wheelchair and Rollator rental service enabling people to complete their shopping around the town independently. In order to rent one of our items you will need to become a member (only £5 per annum). We also provide a longer term rental service for people who may need a Wheelchair for a short period or scooter whilst their one is being repaired. Please read more on our website or contact us for further information.
We stock a range of disability aids and equipment, from daily living aids through to the larger mobility aids. We also can advise on products to suit your exact needs.
In conjunction with Sussex Police, we now offer a Scooter Registration service. For our members and other scooter owners locally, for just £1 (going up to £3 on 1st April 2016), we will register your scooter, recording the details and putting a couple of stickers on your scooter to indicate that it’s a registered scooter. Sadly scooters do get stolen from outside shops or from people’s homes but thieves are less willing to steal a scooter that is registered as it can be traced.
Our ‘Pit Stop’ service is also very popular. For just £5, we’ll clean, check tyres and carry out small repairs on your scooter or wheelchair. For more information pleaes contact us.
If you live in Littlehampton, recently moved to the area or just visiting, please visit our shop and support our charity.