Tips and advice for mobility equipment and disability aids in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
With a population of around 114,000, Basingstoke is the largest town in Hampshire, situated 30 miles northeast of Southampton, 27 miles west of Guildford and 20 miles northeast of the county town of Winchester.
Basingstoke is an old market town that became part of the London overspill in the 1960s and is now an important economic hub for Hampshire.
It has a great many visitor attractions – from pavement cafes and bistros, great theatres and live music venues (the Anvil, Basingstoke).
It also has one of the best shopping centres in the area, Festival Place. Nearby lies Stratfield Saye, the home of the Iron Duke of Wellington. Also in the vicinity is Highclere Castle, the estate where the iconic TV series, Downton Abbey, was filmed.
Wheelchair Accessibility in Basingstoke
Pedestrian access from Festival Place to the top of town, the Haymarket Theatre and The War Memorial Park is via Wote Street and Church Street. These streets are pedestrianised but involve steep hills. If you have walking difficulties, you may prefer to park in one of the surface car parks at the top end of town.
Basingstoke Community Transport was established in 1984 and is a handy service for older people with poor mobility, who aren’t able todrive or find difficulty accessing public transport. It is especially useful for people living in outlying, rural areas. The community transport facility to Basingstoke and the surrounding areas runs a fleet of fully wheelchair accessible minibuses.
Parking for the Disabled in Basingstoke
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council manages 16 public car parks in the town, catering for almost 2,000 vehicles.There are 169 designated Blue Badge Holder parking spaces in the following car parks: Albert Yard, Alencon Link, Castons, Caston Yard, Central car park, Eastland’s (Saturdays only) Feather’s Yard, Festival Place, Haymarket Yard, Jacobs Yard, Joices Yard, Parklands and Sarum Hill.
Parking at Festival Place has been designed to offer good, level access to the shops and local facilities. Be advised that, whilst the majority oftown centre car parks have spaces for disabled drivers, some are located a little distance from the main town centre area and may involve steep slopes.
For The Malls parking, blue badge holders who have registered in advance for concessionary parking, can gain free entry and exit to this car park with their pass card. To register for concessionary parking complete an application online
Public and Disabled Toilets in Basingstoke
The town centre Festival Place shopping centre and the nearby Malls not only offer a superb range of retail facilities – some of the best in Hampshire- but they are also well serviced for wheelchair users and those with disability. centre.
Useful Basingstoke Links
Wheelchair advice in Basingstoke
Visit Hampshire – Basingstoke – Great information on the local heritage and culture of Basingstoke town.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council – Providing a comprehensive guide to local services
The Malls – Toilets – Details about where the public toilets are in central Basingsoke when you are out at the shops.
Shopmobility Basingstoke – Details of where they are but also, if you need transport, they may also be able to meet you with a scooter or wheelchair.
Countryside Accessibility – This comprehensive site, compiled by the Hampshire Accessible Countryside, Sport and Disabled Organisations, is all about accessibility to the countryside and green spaces of Hampshire, providing information on disabled access, wheelchair walks, easy access, access for all, walks on wheels and miles without stiles.
Shopmobility Alton – Shopmobility Alton provides a wide selection of how and where to hire mobility equipment to help you conveniently access the places you need to go.
The Best Mobility Equipment – If live you live in Alton, tips and info on the best tactics for sourcing the best mobility equipment, like wheelchairs and rollators. With Mobility Aids, Early Planning is Always the Best Plan.
New 2 You Mobility Equipment – Check out our superb service, great for Alton residents looking for competitively priced, ex-demo or nearly brand-new mobility products.
Mobility Specialists in Basingstoke
Established in 2010, Out & About is a friendly, reliable and highly experienced local company, dedicated to finding solutions for anyone experiencing challenges in day-to-day independent living. We’ve been assisting customers in the Basingstoke area for many years, matching them with the most appropriate mobility and disability aids to suit their needs – at the most competitive prices!
We stock mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs, powerchairs, manual wheelchairs, walkers and rollators – essential, every-day mobility aids for getting out and about easily in the town and wider Basingstoke locale. Plus, ramps, steps and rails to improve property access.
Disability Aids in Basingstoke Hampshire
For indoors, we have a great range of Riser Recliners and fireside chairs, stairlifts, bathroom aids and daily living aids. All geared to ensuring you can live comfortably and conveniently in your Basingstoke home.
Not only do we provide a superb range of mobility equipment, which you can demo in our well-stocked showroom, we can also arrange appointments in your home, as well as door-to-door delivery and collection, if this is more to your liking.
And, whenever your mobility aids require service and maintenance, this is also a central part of the Out and About service to our Basingstoke clientele.
Examples of our Mobility Equipment to keep you on the move when you’re out and about in Basingstoke:
Mobility Scooters in Basingstoke
Brands include TGA, Invacare. Kymco, Roma and Prides. Prices start from £1650 ex VAT.
Electric Wheelchairs and Powerchairs in Basingstoke
Brands include Invacare, Pride, Kymco and Roma. Prices start from £1470 ex VAT.
Manual Wheelchairs in Basingstoke
Brands include Invacare, Vanos, Karma ND Drive. Prices start from £140 ex VAT.
Walkers and Rollators in Basingstoke
Brands include Flexel, Topro, Dietz and Drive. Prices start from £80 ex VAT.
If you live in Basingstoke, for mobility equipment hire or purchase, insurance, finance, advice and dedicated repairs & servicing, Out and About has everything you need. And, as one of the most respected mobility specialists in Basingstoke, we are also part of Hampshire County Council’s ‘Buy with Confidence’ retailer scheme.