Tips and advice for mobility equipment and disability aids in Winchester, Hampshire.
Winchester is categorised amongst England’s most historic cities and regarded as one of the best places to live – Winchester ‘best place to live in UK’ – in the whole of the UK.
In the days of King Alfred the Great, it was chosen as England’s capital and the city dates back to 150 BC. At Winchester’s heart, lies the magnificent cathedral, which boasts the longest nave and overall length of all European gothic cathedrals.
Given the city is steeped in history and situated on a hill, which runs from east to west along a pedestrianised High Street, Winchester is renowned for its fair share of narrow and sometimes quite steep cobbled streets. But don’t let that put you off!
Wheelchair Accessibility in Winchester
Wheelchair-friendly Visitor Trail in Winchester
Winchester is well-served for disabled access. Indeed, see the Winchester visitor trail incorporating some of the major visitor attractions, like Winchester Cathedral, the City Museum and Abbey Gardens. With just one ramp on the route, this enables those with wheelchairs to get around Winchester in relative ease.
Parking in Winchester
The majority of Winchester’s city centre car parks have designated bays for the disabled. Anyone who is a disabled parking badge holder is allowed to park free of charge in a pay and display car park, within the allotted opening hours. Make sure the badge is displayed, however, to avoid a ticket! The only exceptions are the Middle Brook Street and Brookes Centre barrier-controlled car parks where everyone, including disabled badge holders, has to pay.
Public and Disabled Toilets in Winchester
Winchester’s public toilets all have accessible facilities, which are clearly marked on most city centre maps, available from the Visit Winchester – Visitor Information Centre.
The RADAR scheme is in operation, with keys available for loan or purchase from the TIC.
This is a brilliant scheme which is fully available in the city for everyone to use over the age of 16. For a small fee, you can hire a Shopmobility scooter or wheelchair, whether you are a local resident or just visiting Winchester.
Shopmobility can be found on the upper parking level of the Brookes Car Park. The one stipulation is that you must book in advance, rather than turning up unannounced. The contact number is 01962 842626.
Useful Winchester Links
Wheelchair advice in Winchester
Access for all – Visit Winchester – Stacked with information about Winchester, local travel information, where to park, what to see and the best routes to take for wheelchair users.
Winchester City Council – The main council website for the city council – a comprehensive guide to all the public services provided in the Winchester area.
Visitor Information Centre – Visit Winchester – A great source of Winchester-focussed information about places to visit, accommodation, transport, maps of the area, plus walks and trails.
Shopmobility Winchester – Shopmobility Winchester 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 Winchester, 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 Winchester residents looking for competitively priced, ex-demo or nearly brand-new mobility products.
Mobility Specialists in Winchester
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 Winchester area for many years, matching them with the most appropriate mobility and disability aids to suit their needs – at the most competitive prices!
Being based close-by in Alton, it means we are very handily placed for customers residing in and around Winchester.
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 city and wider Winchester locale. Plus, ramps, steps and rails to improve property access.
Disability Aids in Winchester 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 Winchester 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 Winchester clientele.
Examples of our Mobility Equipment to keep you on the move when you’re out and about in Winchester:
Mobility Scooters in Winchester
Brands include TGA, Invacare. Kymco, Roma and Prides. Prices start from £1650 ex VAT.
Electric Wheelchairs and Powerchairs in Winchester
Brands include Invacare, Pride, Kymco and Roma. Prices start from £1470 ex VAT.
Manual Wheelchairs in Winchester
Brands include Invacare, Vanos, Karma ND Drive. Prices start from £140 ex VAT.
Walkers and Rollators in Winchester
Brands include Flexel, Topro, Dietz and Drive. Prices start from £80 ex VAT.
If you live in Winchester, 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 Winchester, we are also part of Hampshire County Council’s ‘Buy with Confidence’ retailer scheme.