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Voluntary Action Swindon

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Voluntary Action Swindon

Voluntary Action Swindon (VAS) is the Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) in Swindon. A CVS is a charity which supports other charities and coordinates voluntary activity in the local area, as opposed to a frontline charity which supports individuals directly. A CVS is also a forum through which local voluntary and community organisations and statutory sector organisations can communicate with each other and work together.

VAS offers a wide variety of services and support to the local voluntary and community sector. This includes advice on fundraising and governance, printing services, DBS checks and room/equipment hire. VAS runs or helps to administer several of the major networks and projects in Swindon’s voluntary and community sector, including Swindon Sports Forum, Swindon200, Sanford House, Involve Swindon, and the SAIL Project.

VAS is based on John Street in the town centre. Our building also houses Volunteer Centre Swindon, Whitehead Ross Education and Consulting, Threshold Housing Link, and Disability Experts CIC.

Swindon Shopmobility is now being operated by Voluntary Action Swindon

Swindon’s Shopmobility scheme is available for anyone with limited mobility and provides a selection of manually-propelled and battery-powered wheelchairs and scooters. These are provided to help people with mobility difficulties when using the facilities in Swindon’s town centre.

The unit is staffed and has a waiting area with accessible toilet facilities nearby.

Available equipment includes:

Mobility scooters

Power chairs

Manual wheelchairs

    Anyone with limited mobility, whether through permanent or temporary disability, illness, accident or age, can use the scheme. Persons under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult or carer.

    Swindon Shopmobility is situated at the back of Sanford House in Sanford Street.
    Full year members are entitled to park free so long as they are using equipment from Shopmobility.

    Mon - Friday 9am - 2pm, Closed Sat & Sun

    Telephone: 07379 689128
    Email: Shopmobility@vas-swindon.org

    Wed: http://vas-swindon.org/shopmobility/