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Has anyone else been told they no longer are eligible for a wheelchair on the NHS?
BlueRose1406 Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited January 2017 in Disability aids, equipment and technology
Hi everyone, I have just found this community and thought I would sign up to read and share experiences. I have Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and EUPD amongst other things. I'm hoping to get back to work in the not too distant future. Was also wondering if anyone else had recently been told they no longer are eligible for a wheelchair on the NHS? Having had one for outside use for many years as I cannot manage to walk for anything other than short distances I have recently been told by the wheelchair centre at my local hospital I do not qualify for funding because I do not use a chair full time. This means I have to fund it myself but the one they told me I needed costs £1000+ or so I am told which I do not have. Failing that they tell me I would have to choose to not walk at all and move into a wheelchair adapted property at which point I would get one. Has this happened to anyone else?