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Hi, my name is Oliver's Dad Can anybody recommend a place to rent equipment?

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OliversDad
OliversDad Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I am the father of a 10 year old boy who has CP. We will be travelling to the UK in a few weeks. Previously when we have travelled we have been able to bring my sons wheelchair and walker, but as he has gotten bigger, so has his equipment. His walker is really too large to travel with now, so we are looking into renting equipment.

Can anyone here recommend a place to rent pediatric mobility equipment - preferable in the Hampshire/Dorset/Wiltshire area?

TIA!

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  • visionary
    visionary Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hope you find what you need to help your trip go smoothly 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,134 Championing
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    @OliversDad hi and welcome to scope, can't help I'm afraid but hopefully someone will tonight or tomorrow, so check back.

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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,649 Championing
    edited May 2022
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    Hello @OliversDad

    Welcome to the community, it's nice to see you join us and I hope you are well.

    I am not sure about where you could go to rent equipment, but you could consider contacting the below organisations for some support:
    • Independent Living gives advice about mobility aids and disability products.
    • Living Made Easy is a directory of assistive products which you can buy, such as equipment to help with eating, drinking, bathing and dressing.

    One option could be to buy some equipment and then sell or recycle it at the end of your trip, although I appreciate that there will be higher costs associated with that compared to renting. You could look at used equipment to save some cost, and Scope has an information page about buying used disability equipment.


    Scope also has a page about selling used equipment.


    I have edited the title of your post and moved it to our aids, equipment and adaptations category. I have also tagged it as unanswered in case any other members can add further suggestions.

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  • OliversDad
    OliversDad Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thanks @Ross_Scope, I'll follow up on the links you suggested.

  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,649 Championing
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    No worries @OliversDad, I hope you enjoy your trip!
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Championing
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    Hello again @OliversDad Have you visited the UK yet?

    How was your trip, and did you find any suitable equipment to rent? :)
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