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Wheelchair insurance

Circe
Circe Community Co-Production Group Posts: 65 Courageous
After finally accepting I need wheels I brought my first wheelchair last week. I googled insurance as I thought best covered than not.

I didn't even know if I could get insurance for a wheelchair,  I knew electrical mobility scooters you can insure them so I was quite surprised that yes you can get insurance! 

I went with The Blue Badge scheme as it seemed the best one & well known . Cost me £24 P.A. cheaper than I thought  so pleased. 

Does anyone one else have wheelchair insurance? Who with? 

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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 6,744

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    Glad to hear you managed to get your insurance sorted @Circe


    I'd be interested to hear from others about their experience with getting wheelchair insurance and any challenges / notable positives :) 
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  • Poppy_
    Poppy_ Community Volunteer Host Posts: 84 Connected
    Hi, how are you today? I have Blue Badge for my manual wheelchair as I bought it myself and wanted to be covered, just in case.
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  • Libby_Alumni
    Libby_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,254 Pioneering
    Circe said:
    After finally accepting I need wheels I brought my first wheelchair last week. I googled insurance as I thought best covered than not.

    I didn't even know if I could get insurance for a wheelchair,  I knew electrical mobility scooters you can insure them so I was quite surprised that yes you can get insurance! 

    I went with The Blue Badge scheme as it seemed the best one & well known . Cost me £24 P.A. cheaper than I thought  so pleased. 

    Does anyone one else have wheelchair insurance? Who with? 
    Hi @Circe

    How are you getting on?

    I hope you find @Poppy_'s response helpful :) have you heard of blue badge mobility insurance before? If not, please see some information below about the organisation, that might be helpful for you:

    If you have any further questions or queries, please get in touch with us and we would be happy to help :) 

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  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 2,524

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    I've got insurance for my powerchair with Mark Bates Ltd. It was used when I received my first chair through WhizzKidz, and I've stuck with them since for my new chair. I've never needed to make a claim, and in comparison to you @Circe the price is more expensive, but then it is a powerchair and not a manual one. 

    Insurance is definitely worth getting for piece of mind I would say :)
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  • Circe
    Circe Community Co-Production Group Posts: 65 Courageous
    I've got insurance for my powerchair with Mark Bates Ltd. It was used when I received my first chair through WhizzKidz, and I've stuck with them since for my new chair. I've never needed to make a claim, and in comparison to you @Circe the price is more expensive, but then it is a powerchair and not a manual one. 

    Insurance is definitely worth getting for piece of mind I would say :)
    i guess it would be as your chair more expensive, piece of mind its worth it.

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