Wheelchair platform lifts — Scope | Disability forum
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.
Please read our updated community house rules and community guidelines.

Wheelchair platform lifts

Wibbles
Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
I have been told that a wheelchair platform lift to raise me 3 feet to my back door will cost me £15,000 - that appears to be excessive (the house is built on a slope) 
Is that an accurate price? 

Comments

  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,614 Scope online community team
    Hi @Wibbles
    Do you use a standard-size manual wheelchair or do you use a powerchair?
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

    'Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

    Want to tell us about your experience in the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know. 
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    edited January 2023
    Hi @Wibbles
    Do you use a standard-size manual wheelchair or do you use a powerchair?
    I used the wrong name - its a "step" lift - still £15k is a lot
    a manual one at the moment - but that could change in future
    and the lift must be 100% waterproof
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,614 Scope online community team
    £15K does seem like a lot for such a small height. What company gave you that quote?
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

    'Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

    Want to tell us about your experience in the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know. 
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    £15K does seem like a lot for such a small height. What company gave you that quote?

    No "company" gave me a quote - this came from the local council technical officer who came out for advice yesterday - the £15k figure was his estimate
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,614 Scope online community team
    @Wibbles this is a company that I have used before The Ramp People. Much more affordable but it relies on you being able to push up the incline.

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

    'Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

    Want to tell us about your experience in the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know. 
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    edited January 2023
    @Wibbles this is a company that I have used before The Ramp People. Much more affordable but it relies on you being able to push up the incline.


    Sorry - but they are just ramps (which would mean that to raise my wheelchair a metre (y axis) - would me an x axis of 12metres , minimum (1:12) which would take it beyond the garden......and the cost of a 12 metre ramp !

    I really need a lift !!
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    edited February 2023
    Wibbles said:
    @Wibbles this is a company that I have used before The Ramp People. Much more affordable but it relies on you being able to push up the incline.


    Sorry - but they are just ramps (which would mean that to raise my wheelchair a metre (y axis) - would me an x axis of 12metres , minimum (1:12) which would take it beyond the garden......and the cost of a 12 metre ramp !

    I really need a lift !!
    Richard_Scope
    Any more suggestions? 
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    Any more suggestions? 
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,614 Scope online community team
    This platform lift can be installed outdoors. Straight Rail Stairlift & Ascendor PLG7 Stair Lift – Level Lifts 
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

    'Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

    Want to tell us about your experience in the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know. 
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    edited March 2023
    This platform lift can be installed outdoors. Straight Rail Stairlift & Ascendor PLG7 Stair Lift – Level Lifts 

    £12,500 - £13,500 plus installation
    Estimated £15,000 total
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Spoonbill
    Spoonbill Community member Posts: 70 Courageous
    Weird, costings for outdoor lifts seem hard to come by... FWIW, through-floors are estimated here as £10k-£20k - what you need seems much smaller scale but obviously outdoor. DLF list some options but not prices - but you could try contacting them (or use the AskSARA)? If necessary, perhaps find local installers for rough estimates?
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    Spoonbill said:
    Weird, costings for outdoor lifts seem hard to come by... FWIW, through-floors are estimated here as £10k-£20k - what you need seems much smaller scale but obviously outdoor. DLF list some options but not prices - but you could try contacting them (or use the AskSARA)? If necessary, perhaps find local installers for rough estimates?
    I emailed for the PLG7  costs 
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    edited March 2023
    Living made easy (ask sara) reckon that all I need is ramps, grab handles and non slip surfaces !!
    Sorry, they don't have a clue
    To start with - 1 metre height needs 10 metres long ramp!!
  • Spoonbill
    Spoonbill Community member Posts: 70 Courageous
    edited March 2023
    Sorry, yes I see you got the one estimate and that might be representative, but perhaps a bit of churn might be needed to get a meaningful range? As for LME/DLF, in case you missed it their website says if AskSARA doesn't give you the information you need, to contact them directly (and they have a forum also).
    Another approach which a few places signpost to is the home improvement agency (HIA) site, if that might help? (Run by Foundations (government-funded).) Btw, my (limited) understanding was that Independent Living Centres (where they still exist) still provide that sort of information, but perhaps you've already exhausted that route/don't have one that serves your area? Unfortunately short-term funding makes it all very fractured of course, but will contain ranting...
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    Spoonbill said:
    Sorry, yes I see you got the one estimate and that might be representative, but perhaps a bit of churn might be needed to get a meaningful range? As for LME/DLF, in case you missed it their website says if AskSARA doesn't give you the information you need, to contact them directly (and they have a forum also).
    Another approach which a few places signpost to is the home improvement agency (HIA) site, if that might help? (Run by Foundations (government-funded).) Btw, my (limited) understanding was that Independent Living Centres (where they still exist) still provide that sort of information, but perhaps you've already exhausted that route/don't have one that serves your area? Unfortunately short-term funding makes it all very fractured of course, but will contain ranting...

    Sorry - but whatever I do - I have a height of 1 metre to lift - which means a ramp with distance of 10 metres (1:10)
    or a hurrendously expensive lift !
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    Terrylifts start at £8,000
  • Spoonbill
    Spoonbill Community member Posts: 70 Courageous
    £8k sounds better than £15k. :smile: Found another allegedly from £6k, but of course there's maintenance and call-out rates as well to factor in (which might trade-off with product and service reliability). Hopefully your OT will get more into the details and options, taking into account anything you've found that they didn't know. Best wishes with it from here.

Brightness

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.