Thinking of getting a powered wheelchair? Here we provide guidance on getting a powered wheelchair in the UK.
Powered wheelchairs are also known as electric wheelchairs or powerchairs.
Rica's information, based on independent research and consumer experiences, is completely unbiased. For this guide, we surveyed over 350 powered wheelchair users - read the report (link) and some real-life stories (link).
You can also receive printed publications by post (UK only).
Buying a powered wheelchair is a vital decision so it’s important to get it right first time. There are no independent product tests, meaningful reviews or simple guidance to help.
Our information here can help you:
- work out how to fund your next chair
- find where to go for information and advice
- find what kind of powered wheelchair would best suit you
We also surveyed over 350 powered wheelchair users - the consumers.
Read what people had to say here.
- Paying for a powered wheelchair
- Getting assessed
- Which powered wheelchair?
- Real lives
- Types and features
- Useful organisations
Tells you about equipment such as ramps, hoists, racks and trailers and how to go about getting them.
Tips and advice for safe boarding and travel.
Information on vehicles converted to allow you to travel in your wheelchair, as a passenger or driver.
Last updated: April 2015
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