Wheelchairs and walking supports

Wheelchairs and walking support

Do you find it difficult to walk? Are you looking for extra support? If you do, you can talk to your GP who can give you some advice and point you in the right direction. If you might need a walking aid or support, the Primary Care Therapy Team can usually help. You can get in touch with them yourself. If you think you need a wheelchair, your GP will normally need to refer you to the wheelchair service at Queen Mary's Hospital.

You can also buy walking supports, wheelchairs, and mobility scooters from lots of different places, if you know what you need. Mobility aids can even be hired, giving you a chance to try it out to see if it works for you, or to just hire one when you need it.

 

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15 Records in Wheelchairs and walking supports.

  • Back Up

    The Back-Up Trust, Jessica House, Red Lion Square, 191 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 4LS

    Telephone: 020 8875 1805

    Description: Back Up is a national charity that has helped thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds rebuild their confidence and independence following a devastating spinal cord injury.

  • Direct Mobility Hire

    Warren House, 201a Bury Street, Edmonton, London, N9 9JE

    Telephone: 0800 092 9322 / 020 8370 7888

    Description: Direct Mobility Hire specialises in the short-term rental of mobility equipment, including manual and electric wheelchairs.

  • Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)

    Disabled Living Foundation, Unit 1, 34 Chatfield Road, Wandsworth London, SW11 3SE

    Telephone: 020 7289 6111, 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

    Description: The Disabled Living Foundation provides impartial and free advice, information and training about daily living aids, mobility products and other equipment.

  • Forum of Mobility Centres

    The Forum of Mobility Centres, c/o Providence Chapel, Warehorne, Ashford, Kent, TN26 2JX

    Telephone: 0800 559 3636

    Description: The Forum of Mobility Centres is a network of independent organisations that support people who have difficulty driving or accessing a car or motor vehicle.

  • Independent Age

    18 Avonmore Road, London, W14 8RR

    Telephone: Freephone line on 0800 319 6789 - Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Weekends and bank holidays 9am to 5pm

    Description: Older people’s charity, Independent Age provides free information and advice for older people and their families on care and support, money and benefits and health and mobility, along with friendship services to relieve loneliness.

  • Keep Able

    11-17 Kingston Road, Staines-Upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18 4QX

    Telephone: 01784 778 007

    Description: Keep Able supplies mobility aids and hearing aids to help make life easier for older and disabled people.

  • Motor Neurone Disease Association

    David Niven House, 10-15 Notre Dame Mews, Northampton, NN1 2BG

    Telephone: 01604 250505 (office) or 0808 802 6262 (helpline)

    Description: The Motor Neurone Disease Association supports people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and their families.

  • MS Society

    MS National Centre (MSNC), 372 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6ND

    Telephone: 0808 800 8000 (helpline) or 020 8438 0700 (office)

    Description: The MS Society is a charity dedicated to supporting everyone whose life is touched by multiple sclerosis.

  • Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People

    Leatherhead Court, Woodlands Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 0BN

    Telephone: 01372 841100

    Description: This foundation (QEF) is a charity that works to help people with physical disabilities and learning disabilities or acquired brain injuries to gain new skills and increase their independence.

  • Rica

    G03, The Wenlock, 50-52 Wharf Road, London, N1 7EU

    Telephone: 020 7427 2460

    Description: Rica (formerly Ricability) is a national research charity that provides free, practical and unbiased information for older and disabled people.