One Voice Kendal (incorporating Kendal Shopmobility)
One Voice in Kendal is a Centre for Independent Living. We have spread the wings of what was Kendal and South Lakes Shopmobility to offer the people of the local area a more comprehensive service. A service which was lacking but clearly needed by many disabled people and their families and carers, in South Lakeland.
We asked local disability groups and people with a disability living in the area what they wanted or needed to live as independent a life as possible. Many said they needed a place to get benefits advice, advice on healthy living and exercise, to buy or hire small disability living aids at a small cost, to be able to get support on many things including someone to talk to and listen to them and for this all to be in one place
We now offer most of these services including: advice on grants and benefits for disbaled people, advocacy, peer and support,advice on healthy living, signposting and a listening ear. We will accompany you to ATOS or other meetings if you wish.
At One Voice we offer these services to physically disabled people as well as their families and carers.
The hire of mobility scooters and wheelchairs is still available on a daily or long term basis for mobility scooters and wheelchairs as well as other disability living aids including bedroom and bathroom aids and walkers.
We have an open door policy so no need to make an appointment. and everyone, despite age or disability is welcome. We have a newly built interviewing room for your privacy, and all information we receive is totally confidential and professional
Full Membership = £28 per annum + £2 per trip.
Temporary Membership = £5 up to 3 hours then £2 an hour thereafter
Manual wheelchairs and Rollators = no set charge payment by donation
Minimum age for mobility scooter use is 14 if accompanied by a parent, carer or Responsible Adult and 18 if unaccompanied. Proof of age will be required.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Kendal and South Lakes Centre for Independent Living
- LA9 4LR
Open - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
1st April to 31st October - 11am to 4pm (Summer opening times)
1st November to 31st March - 10am to 3pm (Winter opening times)
Last booking for all equipment is 1 hour before close.
Time / Date Details
- Time of day
- Session Information
Last booking for scooters or other mobility equipment is 3pm
- Age Ranges
- no minimum or maximum age restriction
- Referral Details
Available to anyone with a disability, physical impairment or chronic illness. You do not have to be a Blue Badge holder to use us and you do not have to have a long term disability.
To hire equipment we need some form of official ID such as a drivers licence, utility bill or prescription. Anything official that has your name and address on. Than you