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Anyone ever hire a wheelchair, where?

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jay2900
jay2900 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi, i am wanting to hire a wheelchair for my mother but don't know where is a good place. Some of the websites look so old i'm worried they will steal my money  :'(

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,552 Disability Gamechanger
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    Heya @jay2900 and welcome to the community, I'm hope you're ok on this sunny day?

    With regard to hiring wheelchairs, there are a lot of places that can help you. The Red Cross are a trusted organisation and offer hire. There's also Mobility Hire, which I've seen a few people on here talk about.
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  • jay2900
    jay2900 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi, thanks for this. I will check them out and update here if somebody else is in the same position.
  • jay2900
    jay2900 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi, just to update this for anyone else in a similar position.

    I spent a load of time researching over the weekend and some of these companies are charging way too much.

    Mobility hire for example charges £46.8 for delivery, that's crazy, I hope they come and help me push for that price :tired_face:

    Red cross is reasonable but will only deliver 1 day a week, so that's not ideal.

    Lendocare look reasonable too, with similar pricing to red cross but can deliver anytime.

    Wheelfreedom seems to be overpriced like Mobility hire, £43.20 for delivery :open_mouth:


    I put some pricing for these companies for 1 and 2 weeks as reference for anyone interested.

    1 week hire:
       Red cross - £47
       Mobility hire - £82.2
       Lendocare - £49.99
       Wheelfreedom - £61.2

    2 week hire:
       Red cross - £69
       Mobility hire - £82.2
       Lendocare - £69.99
       Wheelfreedom - £79.2


    I ended up booking with Lendocare because of the cheapest delivery and also total price was less than a pound more than red cross but I'm having it delivered when i need it. This is their website if anyone is interested https://www.lendocare.com/

    Hope this helps and have a nice day.
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