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What we do

  • Provide manual and powered wheelchairs and specialist seating to help people with clinical needs for posture and mobility
  • Offer repairs and planned preventative maintenance checks on our wheelchairs

How do I access the service?

  • Ask your GP or other healthcare professional to make a referral for you

For more information see here. 

You will be offered a  Personal Wheelchair Budgets (PWB) if you are eligible for a NHS Wheelchair.

You can choose to take your PWB in the following ways:

  1. Notional Personal Wheelchair Budget
    This is the provision of a standard NHS wheelchair to meet your identified needs.
  2. Notional Personal Wheelchair Budget with contribution
    This offers you the option to contribute towards your PWB if you want a higher specification of NHS wheelchair or add additional features than prescribed to meet your clinical needs. You will pay the difference between the cost.
  3. Third-Party Personal Wheelchair Budget
    This gives you the option to use your PWB towards a wheelchair from an independent supplier outside of the NHS. This is only available if the wheelchair is deemed clinically appropriate following a discussion with a wheelchair therapist. The value of your PWB will be issued in the form of a voucher.
  • Short term wheelchair hire


The British Red Cross offer wheelchair hire for £20 a week.

Last updated: 8/11/2022