Need a wheelchair or mobility scooter? Not sure where to go and how to get one? Do you know your options?
Part of the GET WISE series from BHTA is a guide to help you make the right decision buying a wheelchair or mobility scooter.
When you find yourself, or someone you know requiring a wheelchair, mobility scooter or powered wheelchair then you should be talking to your local BHTA member retailer. Dealing with a lack of mobility, whether due to an ongoing, chronic illness, or to a sudden incident, can be a confusing and stressful time. We all see manual and powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters being used, but where do they come from? How do you get one? Until you find yourself in a situation of needing one, it’s not something most people think about. The wheelchair may be needed full time to get around the house, or to work, which may be a different model from something that may be used occasionally for trips to the doctors or for visiting friends where you may need assistance
BHTA member retailers
BHTA members across the UK offer mobility products and many independent living aids to enhance your life and keep you independent at home and outdoors. They will guide you through a detailed assessment to ensure the product meets your current needs. The BHTA member retailer will discuss the model that will most suit your lifestyle and demonstrate this to ensure you are capable of controlling the mobility product in a safe environment before you head out on your adventures. Once you have identified the correct model, the BHTA member retailer will be able to also advise you on other topics such as finance, insurance and any extended warranty packages that are available. All BHTA members sign up to a Code of Practice which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. This ensures you are dealing with a company that will give you good advice, guide you in your discussion making and will not cold call you or use pressure selling techniques
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