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Powerchair breakdown

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sallycatherine
sallycatherine Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I use a powerchair for mobility including walking my dog.  My concern is if the powerchair breakdowns then how can it and I be rescued if I am in the middle of a field where access is not easy…

My powerchair did breakdown once before but luckily it was close to my car and I got help.  I called the insurance that provides breakdown cover and they were going to send a normal taxi which was no help.  Luckily I managed to get hold of my husband and brother who sorted it all out.  Has anybody else any experience like this and ideas …. 

Thx

Sally

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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @sallycatherine

    Which insurance provider are you with? I found information on Motability that you may find useful if it isn't the one you are already with. 

    I also found this article on 9 common power wheelchair malfunctions that may help too :) 
    Hannah - She / Her

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  • forgoodnesssake
    forgoodnesssake Community member Posts: 512 Pioneering
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    Hi, there is breakdown insurance for power chairs but read the small print very carefully as we found that we were paying well over £100 a year but it would only cover a 10 mile radius from home!!  So completely useless if you want to actually go anywhere.  And that was one of the big names (won't name and shame here)
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