Wheelchairs and Rollators
One of the ways to get a wheelchair or Rollators is through the NHS. To request either a new wheelchair or a short term loan of a wheelchair for medical reasons (for example illness or an accident), please contact your GP or hospital consultant. They will make a referral for an assessment to the Services to the NRS.
For more information Visit Blatchford Mobility here: https://www.blatchford.co.uk/clinical-services/nhs-patients/wheelchair-services/
Personal wheelchair budgets
April 2018 saw the introduction of Personal Wheelchair Budgets to the East Riding of Yorkshire, designed to provide wheelchair users with greater choice regarding their wheelchair provision. This has now replaced the previous wheelchair voucher scheme.
Individuals are now supported to be even more involved in the process, focusing upon what matters most to them about their wheelchair and having greater options available to them in deciding how best to meet their needs. Under the new system wheelchair users will have three options:
- Notional Personal Wheelchair Budget (standard NHS provision) This means the provision of a basic wheelchair which will meet a persons identified needs.
- Notional Personal Wheelchair Budget with contribution This option allows a person or another agency (such as a voluntary or charitable organisation) to contribute their personal budget towards a higher specification NHS wheelchair or add additional features.
- Third Party Personal Wheelchair Budget This allows a person to use their personal budget as a contribution to buying a wheelchair from an independent retailer outside of the NHS. This is only available if the wheelchair is deemed clinically appropriate following a discussion with a wheelchair therapist.
For further information visit : https://www.eastridingofyorkshireccg.nhs.uk/your-personal-health-budgets/personal-wheelchair-budgets/
Wheelchair loans and short term needs
The following organisations also supply wheelchairs on short-term loans. Please contact them for details of any eligibility criteria and charging
- British Red Cross Society - telephone: 01482 499 830
- Age UK - telephone: 01482 324 644
Repairs, servicing or collection of wheelchairs
For repairs, servicing and collection of wheelchairs, please contact the NRS Hull and East Riding via –
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Opens in a new window)
telephone 03448 936 375
in person –
Hull & East Riding NHS Wheelchair Service
Wheelchair Assessment Centre
11, Reed Street Hull
Please note: NRS can only provide this service if the wheelchair was supplied by them. If you bought the chair privately, you are responsible for any repairs.
Safe travel in your wheelchair
Unwin Safety Systems Unwin
is an Autoadapt company, which deliveries wheelchair safety solutions to help maximise accessibility for all. They have a database which holds details of many UK manufactured wheelchairs and their online wheelchair guide can give you guidance on safe travel in your wheelchair.
Visit the Unwin Safety systems website here (Opens in a new window)
Alternatively, you can contact them by telephone on 01935 827 740.
Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RICA)
Rica provide consumer information and user reviews to help disabled and older people choose the right products and services to lead an independent life. RICA also has information and advice on transport which you can access by using the link provided.
Find out more about travelling safely on public transport here (Opens in a new window)
Alternatively, You can Contact them via –
email: email@example.com (Opens in a new window)
telephone: 020 7427 2460
Mobility Scooter hire in the East Riding of Yorkshire
Buying, Renting or Leasing a New or Used Mobility Scooter from Independent Mobility could not be simpler. They have a wide range of products to suit all requirements and all budgets.
They offer a minimum 12-month parts and labour warranty along with 3 months free Insurance so you can buy with confidence. Whether you’re looking for a small scooter to put in your car or a large 8mph hour scooter, or anything in-between, There is a wide range of choice to meet your needs.
For further information Visit their website: https://www.independentmobility.co.uk/mobility-scooters Or visit in person at:
Hull East & Central
943 Spring Bank West
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am -5pm
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am -5pm
Unit 4B, Belprin Park, Swinemoor Lane
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am.-5pm
Mobility scooter Hire at Flemingate Shopping
In conjunction, with allmobility Beverley, Flemingate can now offer shoppers and visitors the option of hiring a motorised scooter or manual wheelchair to make the most of their visit to Flemingate.
With a range of six to eight miles, the motorised pavement scooter has a top speed of four miles an hour and features a handy shopping bag on the back.
To hire a mobility vehicle, customers will need proof of identification which should be either a valid passport, valid driver's license or a utility bill dated within the last three months, and will be required to complete a hire agreement form. Training is also provided for first time users.
The mobility vehicles can be hired from the car park office, near the entrance to the car park, for a charge of £10 for one day, and are subject to availability.
Contact the Flemingate Office on 01482 867024 between 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday or visit www.flemingate.co.uk for more information.