Active Mobility are proud to be a BHTA member. Buying any mobility product, particularly for the first time, can be a daunting prospect. How can you be sure you are getting the right product, for the right price?
BHTA have put together a series of guidance to help you make an informed decision.
Part of this GET WISE series is an introduction to using your NHS wheelchair funding.
Since December 2019, people who access NHS wheelchair services in England now have a legal right to a Personal Wheelchair Budget (PWB). A PWB is a resource available to support your choice of wheelchair, whether accessed within the NHS wheelchair service or utilising the funding they provide in the private sector. PWBs enable postural and mobility needs to be included in wider care planning and can support you to access a wider choice of wheelchair or accessories.
PWBs are replacing the NHS wheelchair voucher scheme. They build on progress to offer Personal Health Budgets to more groups of people, and ensure people receive care that is right for them.
PWBs have been developed by NHS England’s personalised Care Group, to empower people and their families to have far greater control over their own care and break down barriers between health and social care.
Click here to find out more regarding NHS wheelchair funding, the BHTA have written.