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Walking with disabilities

Walking with disabilities Wiltshire on two feet

Walking with disabilities

Walking is an excellent form of exercise which can keep you fit and active and improve your mental health. Walking can also help you recover from illness as well as prevent it. The Ramblers provide advice on walking with a variety of health conditions or disabilities.

The Disabled Living Foundation provide advice about walking equipment such as walking sticks, frames, rollators and trolleys.

Shopmobility is a scheme that enables people with temporary or permanent walking difficulties to get about in Salisbury city centre.

Members of the scheme can hire vehicles and walking aids that allow them to access the shops and facilities that Salisbury offers. The city centre provides good access for wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties, with numerous dropped kerbs, regular crossing points and widened pavements.

Shopmobility Salisbury is able to provide equipment including:

  • electric scooters (three- and four-wheel)
  • power chairs
  • manual wheelchairs (in various sizes)
  • shopper walkers