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Electric, folding wheelchair question

alm123
alm123 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi all! Looking for electric wheelchair recommendations for someone with long covid. Something foldable, light (around 25kg) and reasonably priced. Any recommendations welcome. One option being considered is from MobilityPlus+ 

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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,742

    Scope community team

    Hello @alm123

    Welcome to the community, thanks for joining and introducing yourself. 

    Sorry to hear you have long Covid, have you spoken with your GP about your symptoms and sought their recommendations? It seems as though it's something impacting a lot of people around the country, but that knowledge and treatments for it still have some way to go.

    I have moved your query over to our Aids, Adaptations and Equipment category, and have tagged it as unanswered. I look forward to seeing any recommendations that other members may have.
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  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 796

    Scope community team

    Hi @alm123 thanks for your query and welcome to the community.

    Some brands of powerchair you might like to research are: i-Go, Quickie, and Dashi, searching for these, plus the term "folding powerchair", should help you find some options to compare. 

    I wish you all the best in your search, and keep us updated with how you get on :)

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,632 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @alm1123 - & welcome to the community. MobilityPlus+ seems a good option. The cheapest price I could find is on ebay for £669.99: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123735268542?hash=item1ccf325cbe:g:O~YAAOSw1ZZfYS7V
    There's the Vonoya W5213, apparently it weighs 43kg, but a good price at £600 from Amazon.

  • erin98
    erin98 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi,

    I have an Alber Esprit 4NG. It's not ideal if you're a full time user, certainly not without specialist seating, but it folds up relatively well. I could fit mine in the boot of a Corsa when I dismantled it fully. Now I have a small SUV with a boot hoist and it fits in there with the wheels on. You can get them on eBay at a good price.

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