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What is Shopmobility?

The Shopmobility scheme hires out manual wheelchairs and powered scooters to people with limited mobility to shop and explore the White Rose Centre.  We also sell a range of daily living aids to improve mobility. Booking in advance is preferable in order to secure your scooter/wheelchair for when you want to visit.

Hiring of Scooters per session will be £5, no deposit required.

Hiring of Powered Wheelchairs per session will be £5, no deposit required.

Hiring of Manual Wheelchair FREE, no deposit required.

Opening times

Monday: 10am to 4:30pm

Tuesday: 10am to 4:30pm

Wednesday: 10am to 4:30pm

Thursday: 10am to 4:30pm

Friday: 10am to 4:30pm

Saturday: 10am to 4:30pm

Sunday: 10am to 4:30pm

When you pick up your equipment you will need to bring a form of photo ID or two forms of address confirmation for insurance purposes.

If you have any further questions, or to book a scooter or wheelchair please contact the William Merritt Centre – Shopmobility on 0113 350 86 82 or email

William Merritt Centre – Shopmobility
Unit 80, White Rose Shopping Centre
Dewsbury Rd
LS11 8LU

Access between car park 5 and 6

Location & directions

The William Merritt Centre has worked in partnership with Leeds City Council for a number of years in their delivery of the Shopmobility service at the Merrion Centre. The Council recognises the importance of the provision of fully accessible shopping and has been able to financially support Shopmobility in the Merrion Centre during this time.

Shopmobility services are widely recognised as an integral offer from the retail and hospitality sector for inclusive and accessible shopping, and many shopping centres and retail landlords provide scooter hire or mobility support as part of their core offer, rather than something which is funded directly through the Council. Unfortunately, due to the financial pressures the Council is facing it is no longer able to continue to fund the Shopmobility service in the Merrion Centre from the 1st April 2024.

The Council has been a long-term supporter of Shopmobility in the Merrion Centre and will continue to support and work with the William Merritt Centre to look at all opportunities outside of core budget funding.

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