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Wheelchairs are mobility devices designed to help those that can't walk or those that struggle to walk, get around the house and outdoors. They are usually either manually controlled wheelchairs that allow someone to either self-propel or be pushed by another person or they are powered wheelchairs, operated by a control pad/joystick.
The right wheelchair or mobility aid can really help someone either continue enjoying their favourite activities or regain their freedom. It may allow them to get around their home more easily or go out to the local shops and lead a more independent lifestyle.
Anyone with a mobility issue that is hampering their everyday lifestyle may benefit from using a wheelchair - but which wheelchair is right for them will depend on their unique needs and requirements.
There are many things to consider before purchasing a wheelchair, including:
Wheelchairs come in all different shapes and sizes, so it's important to consider your needs carefully and make sure you're getting one that's the right size and specifications for your needs.
If you have any questions about manual non-specialist wheelchairs, you can contact our Expert Advice Service for help.
If you have any questions about a specialist and/or powered wheelchair, please fill in the form on the product page for a consultation/assessment and one of our wheelchair specialists will be in touch.