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Hi, looking for a Leckey Pronestander Size 2.

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BobbersGrandma
BobbersGrandma Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi,
Can anyone help in my search for a Leckey Pronestander (size 2) for our grandson

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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @BobbersGrandma
    Welcome to the community, are you looking for a second-hand or cheap version? Or ideas about funding? 
    Scope
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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    This is what I found online about the Leckey Pronestander.
    Scope
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  • BobbersGrandma
    BobbersGrandma Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thanks, looking for a second hand or reconditioned version of the Leckey Pronestander Size 2. We've already had a quote from the supplier but are hoping to find a used one a bit cheaper.
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for clarifying @BobbersGrandma :)
    Scope
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  • Jean_OT
    Jean_OT Community member Posts: 513 Pioneering
    edited January 2018
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    Hi @BobbersGrandma

    This sort of specialist equipment rarely comes up for sale pre-used. I did a quick search on the internet and only find two listings for this specific stander since 2014, both of which had sold quickly for a fraction of their cost new.

    The advice on the Scope website  https://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/equipment/used-equipment  , lists three places that used disability equipment is commonly listed: Disability Gear, Ebay and Mobility Market . In addition to this I have also seen equipment listed in the forum of Special Kids in the UK http://www.specialkidsintheuk.org/forum/forum

    You might also want to post a 'wanted advert' on any relevant Facebook groups or forums of relevant local organisations. However, I would advice extreme caution and ensure that you don't part with any money before you have seen the equipment in person.

    Obviously, if you are buying used equipment you should ensure that it is thoroughly sterilised before your grandson is allowed to use it. I believe stream cleaning is the process that is favoured in many instances. The difficulty/expence in being able to ensure that used equipment is fully safe and clean is one of the reasons why many statutory agencies will not pass on pre-used equipment to families that might benefit from it.

    If you can't find what you need pre-used and are forced to buy new you could  try seeking charitable funding

    https://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/search-grants or organising your own fundraising inititative

    https://www.scope.org.uk/Support/Disabled-people/Grants/Fundraising-yourself

    I hope your search is successful, Best Wishes

    Jean



    Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT

    You can read more of my posts at: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-an-occupational-therapist

  • BobbersGrandma
    BobbersGrandma Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you for your help and all the information and advice you have provided - it is appreciated.
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