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Hi, would I be eligible to have a mobility scooter on the NHS?

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sparklebright628
sparklebright628 Community member Posts: 60 Connected
Hi there,

I would like to know as I have many health conditions would I be eligible to have a mobility scooter on the nhs as my breathlessness is making it really hard to walk and constant fatigue with activity.
Would I be able to find out when I next go to phyisio on the 15th of May.....

Sparklebright628

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm not aware of the NHS providing any mobility scooters. Not about about electric wheelchairs though.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @sparklebright628 and welcome :) How are you keeping?

    I've done a little research and the NHS guidance around mobility scooters states:

    Mobility scooters are not generally available on the NHS.

    Buying a mobility scooter
    Search online for local mobility shops. Mobility scooters range in price from £500 to more than £5,000.

    Get help with costs
    You might be able to get a grant or help from a charity.
    Better Mobility has a list of charities that can help pay towards a scooter
    The Motability Scheme can help if you want to hire or buy a mobility scooter. It allows some people to use their benefits to pay for one.
    But yes, it might be worth having that conversation with the Physio department at your next appointment just to see what they advise.

    Take care and keep us posted with how you get on.
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