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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4 Records in Wheelchairs and walking supports filtered by Client group "older people".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Transport for London (TFL) - The Travel Support Card

    Telephone: 0343 222 1234

    Description: The Travel Support Card is a free card that is issued by Transport for London (TFL) to assist anyone who finds travelling difficult, might not be used to travelling on their own or may have a hidden disability and would require help or support.