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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wheelchair service

    Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton Lane, London,, SW15 5PN

    Telephone: 020 8487 6084 or 020 8487 6085

    Description: The wheelchair service at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton, provides wheelchairs and other special equipment for people of all ages who have a permanent disability that affects their ability to walk.