Hya, have you considered a mobility scooter?
For local trips I think they are much better… you are in control and while you still have some walking ability they are easy to park outside small shops, cafes etc and use folding walking stick to walk inside. You can take them into bigger shops and supermarkets.
They are also great for shopping as using both the basket and the floor between feet you can get loads on.
I don’t think you can get them through wheelchair services… but check, you should find info on your local council website… you can however buy them second-hand or use high mobility component of DLA if you have it, to lease one.
This is a good website for info:
My mob scooter does not fit in cars easily so I recently got a manual wheelchair for when I go out of local area.
GP referred me to wheelchair services (NHS). I went for assessment (which basically was me just walking into the room!) and had a brand new manual delivered a few days later.
Good luck with whatever you decide. Using either mob scooter or wheelchair will give you much more freedom and make life so much easier!