Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Shire Community Services


Type of service:
Health Services
1-3 Orient Way, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 1AF
Telephone number:
01933 228844
Service description:
Shire Community Services

Volunteer Car Service
Wellingborough and Kettering and surrounding villages.

To help the elderly and disabled travel to medical appointments. Trips can be to a local GP, a hospital, an optician, a dentist, or other medical appointment.

Whilst medical appointments take priority, the service will also take people to visit relatives in hospital and care homes.

Volunteer drivers use their own cars to take members to their medical appointments. Drivers will collect you from your home in plenty of time. The drivers will wait up to 2 hours for you and take you home.

There is a small annual membership fee to pay. Fares are paid directly to the driver to cover expenses and include a small admin charge. If you are attending an NHS hospital and claim certain benefits, you may be able to reclaim the cost of the fare; you will need to enquire at the hospital.

Medical Car Service


Shopmobility allows people with mobility difficulties to access the town centre by hiring a wheelchair or electric scooter.

The service can be used for a variety of purposes, including visiting the park or bank, going for lunch or shopping. We have a range of mobility aids for short or long term hire to help people get around the town or to be able to access events, clubs, doctor's and hospital appointments as well as out of town venues.

Membership is free, but there is a small hire-charge depending on the aid you wish to use. Please enquire at the office for details.

Mobility aids available for hire:

• Wheelchairs
• Shopping Trolleys
• Zimmer Frames
• Mobility Scooters
• 3-Wheeled Walkers
• Walking Trolleys
• Crutches

Aids can be hired by the hour, by the day, or by the week.

Long-term hire is also available upon request.

The Wellingborough Shopmobility office is situated right in the centre of Wellingborough, just opposite the taxi rank. Blue-badge parking is available outside.


The Welibus

A transport service to help people to overcome isolation or a lack of public transport. The Wellibus is available to everyone, but the drivers are specially trained to support people with mobility problems.

The Wellibus helps their members access a range of shops, clubs, and events in and around Wellingborough. The services run to Wellingborough town centre, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, plus many friendship groups and day centres in the area. The Wellibus can also be used to travel anywhere within Wellingborough on request, providing sufficient notice is given.

The team run monthly excursions to destinations further afield. These generally comprise of Sunday lunches, shopping trips (to Northampton, Corby, or Leicester), bingo, and day trips to London attractions.




Zone 1 (Earls Barton, Ecton, Finedon, Great Doddington, Great Harrowden, Hardwick, Isham, Little Harrowden, Mears Ashby, Orlingbury, Sywell, Wilby)
Zone 2 (Bozeat, Easton Maudit, Grendon, Irchester, Strixton, Wollaston)


Zone 1 (Earls Barton, Ecton, Finedon, Great Doddington, Great Harrowden, Hardwick, Isham, Little Harrowden, Mears Ashby, Orlingbury, Sywell, Wilby)

Zone 2 (Bozeat, Easton Maudit, Grendon, Irchester, Strixton, Wollaston)

To use the Wellibus, you need to complete a membership form. These are available from the Wellingborough town centre office, on the website, or by calling 01933 223636.

Northamptonshire Highways
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Age range:
0 - 99 years
Opening hours:
Monday 08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00
Thursday 08:30 - 16:00
Friday 08:30 - 16:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Any Age
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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