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Welcome to Wheelfreedom's news page where we keep you updated on our products, services, and the latest happenings from the wider world.

Stylish and Comfortable: Introducing the Vita Midi

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One of the newer members of our ever-expanding range of products is TGA Mobility’s Vita Midi scooter. As the name suggests, this is a mid-sized version of the popular Vita model, and it is proving a hit with customers.

New Consultation on PIP Introduction

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The Department of Work and Pensions has announced that it will hold a further consultation on the mobility part of the Personal Independence Payment. The PIP is being rolled out to replace the Disability Living Allowance, and is available for those with long-term illnesses or a disability.

Sunrise Medical Hula Now Available!

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We are delighted to be able to offer the new to market Sunrise Medical Hula Powerchair. Released just a few weeks ago, our partnership with Sunrise Medical means that Wheelfreedom are one of the first suppliers of this advanced and impressive wheelchair.

Specialist Consultations Now Available

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If you`re looking to hire or buy a mobility scooter or powerchair, you want to know you`re getting the right piece of equipment. With a vast range of mobility equipment available these days, it can be a challenge working out which would be suitable for your needs. We are therefore now offering the chance to visit our site to have a demonstration of our products, as well as the opportunity to try them out.

What can a Mobility Scooter do for you?

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Mobility scooters are becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK, with over 300,000 (and rising) thought to currently be in use. If you`re wondering what all the fuss is about, read on to find out why so many people are buying or hiring mobility scooters.

Wheelfreedom Wheelchair Makes A Difference In Uganda

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Wheelfreedom have donated a wheelchair to Fred Batale, a librarian for charity 32° East. Fred has been disabled since contracting polio at a young age and had not been able to obtain a wheelchair previously. 32° East, the Ugandan Arts Trust are a small charity based in Kampala that supports the local arts community with the information, resources and exposure it needs to raise the profile of Ugandan art.

Holiday Hire

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While the sun may currently be doing its best to hide from view (outside our office, at least), thankfully it’s not long until summer here in the UK. For those taking an elderly relative, disabled person, or someone with a mobility-affecting injury on holiday with them, it could mean it’s time to start thinking about hiring a wheelchair for your travels.

Website Revamp Coming Soon!

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Wheelfreedom has been hiring out wheelchairs across the UK for a number of years now, and have always had a website to help inform our customer of our services. In the next couple of weeks, our site is going to be updated with a stylish new appearance conjured up by web design gurus 64 Digital.

Featured Product: Knee Scooter

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While it may resemble a kid’s tricycle, the Knee Scooter actually plays a vital role in injury rehabilitation. Much like our Leg Trolley, it is designed to aid in recovery from foot or ankle injuries, and is used by placing your knee and upper shin on the cushioned “seat” and walking along normally with it.

Hospital Help At Hand

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Finding yourself in hospital with a broken leg, and needing a wheelchair to be discharged, can be a daunting experience for many people. However, help is at hand, as we are able to deliver all our wheelchairs to hospitals across the country on a next-day delivery service.

Survey Reports Disabled Travel More Difficult

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A recent survey by Leonard Cheshire Disability has revealed that over a third of disabled people have had difficulties using public transport. The amount that had problems (37%) is ten percent higher than the figure from the charity’s previous survey, in 2009.

Pre-9am Delivery Service Now Available

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Here at Wheelfreedom, we understand that our customers often need a wheelchair urgently, for example to get to a hospital appointment. For that reason, we are now offering a pre-9am delivery service to certain areas of the country.

BHTA Code Approved By The Trading Standards Institute

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Many of you will have noticed the BHTA roundel displayed on the home page of our website has changed, and wondered what this means.

Budget Criticised by Disability Charity

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Last week`s budget has attracted much comment for its potential impact on disabled people.

Hospital Closures

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We`ve seen hospital closures in the news of late, as the coalition government looks to reform hospital trusts. A number of hospitals across the country, including many that we provide wheelchair hire to, are under threat of closure.

Featured Product: Heavy User Wheelchair

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Our Heavy User Wheelchair is a versatile bariatric wheelchair, designed for users between 18 and 26 stone.

Wheelfreedom Unveils Partnership with HCPT

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Wheelfreedom is delighted to be working in association with HCPT, a charity that takes disabled and special needs children on pilgrimage to Lourdes in France.

Are Wheelchair Users To Be Hit By The "Bedroom Tax"?

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The government’s plan to change Housing Benefit has been in the news lately, with the so-called “bedroom tax” coming under fire from disabled rights groups, who claim that they will be his disproportionately.

London Deliveries

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At Wheelfreedom, the vast majority of our wheelchairs are delivered nationwide on a next-morning service; however, we also offer a bespoke delivery service within the London area. We are able to perform same-day deliveries in London for those occasions when you critically need to hire a wheelchair - read on for further information.

Testimonial: Leg Trolley

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Here at Wheelfreedom, we receive lots of positive feedback from customers about our service. However, even amongst this, some of the testimonials we receive are truly delightful to read, and remind us why we`re in this business.

Featured Product: Orthopaedic Leg Trolley

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One of our newer hire products, the Leg Trolley is designed to assist with the rehabilitation of lower leg injuries, such as broken angles, ruptured Achilles tendons or fractured heels.

Wheelfreedom Launches Blog

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Wheelfreedom has today launched a new blog, to keep customers updated on our products, services and relevant news.
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