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Kelizam
Kelizam Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited September 2014 in Aids, adaptations, and equipment
My son has had a major buggy but unfortunately it has now been condemned and we are on the waiting list (apparently the urgent one!) waiting for a wheelchair. However, although the word "urgent" has been used we are still waiting and it could be an even longer wait until we get an appointment through!! My son can walk but not very far so we rely on a chair for him to get around. The Wheelchair Services cannot help with a replacement in the meantime so it is very difficult to get out and about, especially to appointments in London. Can anybody recommend anywhere that will offer a temporary wheelchair in the meantime? The Wheelchair Services do not have any chairs we can borrow! Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!

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  • sapreece
    sapreece Community member Posts: 1 Listener
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    The Red Cross often provide finance for items such as a Wheelchair. I would recommend that you contact them.

    http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Contact-and-help/Contact-us

    If you have a Red Cross Center locally it may be easier to pop in and talk to them directly.
  • gc3685
    gc3685 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
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    The Redcross, should be able to help. Just search for them to find your nearest one. Hope that helps.xxxx

    Georgina
  • JDWilson
    JDWilson Community member Posts: 90 Listener
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    Keep phoning wheelchair services and let them know how you are struggling ask them when their Earliest ap is because your child is without a chair of any type and is ALMOST housebound. Theyl soon get sick of you phoning and it is surprising how quickly a ap can be found. another suggestion is go through Physio they can usually help to SQUEEZE you in.
  • JDWilson
    JDWilson Community member Posts: 90 Listener
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    just notice this post from 2010 so you should hopefully have your new wheelchair by now.
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