People Also Ask
With so many different types of wheelchairs available, you want to make sure that you make a well-informed purchase. Here are some questions people have asked before buying a wheelchair.
Can you get a free wheelchair on the NHS?
While you can get a free wheelchair from the NHS, there may be a long waiting period for wheelchair assessments and provisions. This delay can significantly impact individuals in need of timely mobility solutions, potentially causing discomfort or hindering daily activities. This is why it's best to shop for one online, for quick delivery and a wide range of options that are best suited to your needs.
What is the cost of a wheelchair?
Wheelchair prices vary depending on the type, features, and brand. Manual wheelchairs typically range from £100 to £1,000, while powered wheelchairs can range from £1,000 and above. Travel wheelchairs are the most affordable, starting at around £100. Our selection offers a wide range of options to fit different budgets and requirements.
Which wheelchair is best for me?
Selecting the right wheelchair depends on individual preferences, mobility level, and lifestyle. Consider factors such as mobility requirements (self-propelled or assisted), terrain (indoor, outdoor, or both) and weight capacity. Our range of wheelchairs caters to diverse needs, ensuring you find the perfect fit.
If you're able to push your wheelchair independently, then a Self Propelled Wheelchair is the right fit for you. If you have difficulties mobilising your wheelchair or lack strength and dexterity, then a Powerchair would be better suited to you.
What are the benefits of using a wheelchair?
Wheelchairs provide enhanced mobility and independence for individuals with varying degrees of mobility challenges. They facilitate easier movement within indoor and outdoor environments, enabling users to engage in everyday activities, socialize, and pursue interests with confidence. Additionally, ergonomic designs and advanced technologies in modern wheelchairs enhance comfort and convenience.
What is the lightest travel wheelchair?
The lightest travel wheelchair we currently stock is the TraveLite Aluminium Transport Chair, weighing only 10kg, or 22lbs.
What is the least wide wheelchair?
The least wide wheelchair we currently stock is the Narrow version of the Days Escape Lite Self-Propelled Wheelchair, at only 41 cm in width.
Which type of wheelchair is easiest to push?
Travel wheelchairs with small wheels are typically the easiest type of wheelchair to push, as they are lightweight and easily manoeuvrable. A prime example would be this Steel Travel Chair.
If you would like any help or advice on buying wheelchairs then please do contact us. The customer service team here at Ability Superstore have a wealth of knowledge and are based in Lancashire in the same building as our warehouse.
We also provide free delivery on all UK orders that are over £40, with a £3.95 delivery charge on any orders under £40.
Many of our mobility aids are available with VAT relief, you can find out if a mobility aid qualifies for the VAT relief price when you look at any of our products online.
Attendant Propelled Wheelchairs
Attendant propelled wheelchairs are designed to be pushed by a carer or attendant. These aids feature smaller back wheels and tend to be lightweight and foldable for easy transportation.
Our range of attendant wheelchairs are available in travel-safe styles with upholstered seats and comfortable backrests and folding wheelchair footrests.
Many attendant propelled wheelchairs have adjustable foot and armrests, making these wheelchairs ideal aids for use in care homes, hospitals and other healthcare environments.
Powerchairs are electrically powered wheelchairs, combining wheelchairs and scooters in one mobility aid. Most powerchairs are rear-wheel driven and are more manoeuvrable than mobility scooters.
Our range of electric wheelchairs and powerchairs offer comfort, stability, mobility and independence for users who need to use a powerchair regularly.
Available in a range of colours and designs, our powerchairs help you get safely from A to B and improve accessible living.
What Is A Power Stroller?
Powerstrolls are battery-powered devices that convert any manual wheelchair into an electric one.
We make it easy for individuals with limited mobility to travel. Our superb dual-wheel power packs take the strain off disabled and injured individuals and their carers or attendants.
The durable batteries can be set to one of three speeds and reverse gear in order to make driving over rough, hilly terrain a piece of cake.
A Self Propelled Wheelchair
Our range of Self-propelled wheelchairs features a large rear wheel with added trim for the user to push themselves in the wheelchair.
If you have good upper body strength, then a self-propelled wheelchair could suit your particular needs. A self-propelled wheelchair has large back wheels with a rim around them so they can be easily self-propelled forwards or backwards.
A self-propelled wheelchair can offer independence for anyone living with a disability or with restricted mobility.
Our range of lightweight self-propelled wheelchairs features a selection of designs and sizes that cater to most needs.
A self-propelled wheelchair is mostly constructed from sturdy aluminium and is designed to be ultra-lightweight and easily manoeuvrable either in the home or outdoors.
With a comfortable seat and backrest, a self-propelled wheelchair also features two easy-grip handles which allow the self-propelled wheelchair to be efficiently propelled.
Transit wheelchairs and travel wheelchairs are aids designed with smaller wheels and a lightweight frame to be pushed by a carer so that they can easily enable the user to move locations for short periods of time.
Our range of transit wheelchairs features a number of folding wheelchair designs that can easily fit into vehicles for easy storage and can be ideal aids for users in transit, as they can be used in transfer through airports.
As much as they are lightweight, the travel wheelchairs are strong and durable with upholstered seats, back and footrests for a comfortable journey.
Ability Superstore - Walking Aids
Along with wheelchairs, here at Ability Superstore, we sell a wide range of other mobility aids and walking aids. Including mobility scooters, walking sticks, walking frames, rollators, tri-walkers and mobility accessories.
VAT Relief On Our Range Of Wheelchairs
Many of the products in our wheelchairs range are priced with a VAT relief price. Please check if you're eligible for VAT relief by using our guide here.
If the self-propelled wheelchair or wheelchairs you are planning on purchasing qualifies for VAT relief, you'll be prompted by the website when placing your order and will need to provide a reason why.
If the customer service team is able to verify that the self-propelled wheelchair or mobility scooter is in stock, the item can be shipped within minutes of your order.
We also update the range of wheelchairs and wheelchair accessories regularly, so customers will always find new innovative mobility aids at competitive prices on our website.
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