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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9 Records in Wheelchairs and walking supports filtered by Key words "charities and voluntary".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shopmobility Scheme

    Shopmobility at Sainsbury's, 45 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4AD

    Telephone: 020 8875 9585

    Description: Shopmobility provides free loans of powered scooters, and electric or manual wheelchairs to anyone with a mobility problem.

  • The Headley Trust

    Headley Aids for Disabled Fund, The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1AP

    Telephone: 020 7410 0330 (main switchboard)

    Description: The Headley Trust is a grant-making charity that provides grants of up to £2000 to help disabled people purchase equipment for use in their own homes.

  • Wandsworth Community Transport

    1B Yukon Road, Balham, London, SW12 9PZ

    Telephone: 020 8675 7460 (General Enquiries) / 020 8675 3812 (Transport Bookings)

    Description: Wandsworth Community Transport (WCT) is a registered charity that provides specialist transport services across the borough of Wandsworth for community groups and individuals with mobility problems, including regular shopping trips and outings.