Our Blog

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

COVID-19 Situation Update

Tue Mar 17 2020
Wheelfreedom are committed to minimising the risk of COVID-19 to our customers and colleagues, and are taking all appropriate steps in line with government guidance. We appreciate that this will be a difficult time for many of our customers, and as such we continue to operate our full range of services, whether you need a wheelchair urgently for hospital discharge, a powerchair to maintain independence, or a mobility scooter to get to the shops.

Government launches "it’s everyone’s journey" campaign

Mon Mar 09 2020
A new “it’s everyone’s journey” campaign has been launched by the government to increase awareness about making public transport more inclusive to those with disabilities. A series of posters and videos have started to appear around the place, including the one above.

Wheelfreedom Service Recognised With Awards

Mon Mar 02 2020
Wheelfreedom were honoured to receive two awards last week – Sunrise Medical’s Customer Service Dealer of the Year 2020 and Partner of the Year 2020.

Featured Product: ViaPlus V12 Powerpack

Mon Feb 17 2020
The ViaPlus V12 is a powerpack specifically designed to fit Invacare's Rea Azalea and Rea Clematis tilt in space wheelchairs. While this makes it a relatively niche product, it is also incredibly useful for those wanting push-assist with their Azalea, as it fits perfectly to the chair without compromising on its functions.

Quickie Q100 and Q200 updates!

Fri Feb 07 2020
Since its release in 2018, the Q100R has taken the market by storm as an incredibly compact quality powerchair at an affordable price. It is now joined by its "bigger brother" the Q200R, which offers even better outdoor performance, and both models are now available with premium Sedeo Lite seating for the highest levels of comfort.

New Power Assisted Wheelchair Package

Wed Jan 29 2020
We're always on the lookout for new products to add to our hire fleet, and when Sunrise released their R20 powerpack, it was an obvious fit for our hire fleet. Light and simple to use, it folds up within your wheelchair, making it easy to transport in a car. Our new Power Assisted Wheelchair Package combines the R20 with our most popular Lightweight Foldable Wheelchair.

Free Lift & Tilt With Every New Salsa M2 Mini!

Wed Dec 18 2019
This Christmas, Sunrise Medical are offering a free Lift and Tilt upgrade (normally worth £1,888) on any new Quickie Salsa M2 Mini. This applies whether purchasing or leasing through the Motability scheme, and we can offer it with new long-term hire agreements too. Read on to find out how to redeem this offer.

Early Closure Tuesday 10th December

Mon Dec 09 2019
Wheelfreedom are closing early on Tuesday 10th December for our Christmas party. Our office will be closing at 16:30, so please ensure any calls or emails get to us prior to closing. We will be open as normal from Wednesday 11th. For any more information, or to place an order through us, please call us on 0800 0258 005, or contact us through our Facebook page, or via Twitter @Wheelfreedom.

Christmas 2019 Delivery Schedule

Sat Nov 30 2019
As ever, Wheelfreedom will be delivering wheelchairs and mobility scooters throughout the run up to Christmas, offering an ideal solution for those that have need for one over the festive period.

Paediatric Wheelchair Hire

Fri Nov 22 2019
Often the need for a wheelchair for a child is urgent and unexpected – Wheelfreedom provide a convenient, quick hire solution for these situations. We stock several models of children’s wheelchairs to suit a variety of needs, and this article covers your options.

Product Profile: Rollator Hire

Fri Nov 15 2019
Following requests from customers, we added rollators to our hire offering last year, since when they have proven amongst our most popular hire products. We researched a wide selection of rollators before selecting Invacare’s Dolomite Jazz as our preferred model, and explain why in this article.

Folding Scooters: Minimos and Maximos Explained

Wed Nov 06 2019
Folding mobility scooters are incredibly popular at the moment – light and compact, they’re the most convenient way to travel. With an increasing number on the market, it can be confusing knowing which one is right for you. TGA were early pioneers of high-tech folding scooters, and we profile their prestigious range in this article.

Bariatric Wheelchair Hire

Thu Oct 31 2019
We offer a range of bariatric wheelchairs that are kept in stock and available for hire immediately. This includes manual wheelchairs that can be folded for car transport, advanced tilt in space models, and heavy duty powered wheelchairs with a 240 kg weight capacity. We profile your options in this article.

SMOOV One Wins Design Award

Fri Oct 25 2019
The innovative nature of the new SMOOV One from Alber has been recognised with a Focus Gold award at the Baden-Württemberg International Design Awards 2019. These internationally renowned awards recognise forward-thinking concepts and outstanding product design, and the SMOOV One was a winner in the prestigious “Focus Open” category, winning the premium Focus Gold prize.

Beat The Rain With The Cabin Car Mk2 Plus

Fri Oct 18 2019
With the poor Autumnal weather setting in again, the Cabin Car has once more come into its own. Now refreshed with the release of the Mk2 Plus version, it is the ultimate mobility vehicle – fully enclosed from the elements, with in-built windscreen wipers, integrated heater, and luxury features only usually found in cars.

Paediatric Wheelchairs on Motability

Thu Oct 10 2019
The Motability scheme is a popular way to get a powered wheelchair, with affordable weekly payments taken off your disability benefit. Full insurance, breakdown cover and more provide you with worry-free mobility. Yet, the scheme hasn’t always been so accessible for younger people, with little in the way of children’s wheelchairs available on Motability. This has changed with a couple of recent additions – read on to find out more about your options.

Free Upgrades At QEF Mobility Open Day!

Wed Oct 02 2019
We are attending this year's Get Going Live! at QEF Mobility Services' Open Day in Carshalton next week. This event will allow you to try out a prestigious Quickie chair, including the new Q200R powerchair and the ultra-light Krypton. Attending alongside market-leaders Sunrise Medical, we have exclusive offers for attendees, who can claim a free upgrade for select wheelchairs purchased following the event. For powerchair users, this is free powered lift & tilt (worth up to £1,750) on any Q500 or Q700 wheelchair, or for active wheelchair users, free Spinergy wheels on any Quickie range manual chair.

Wheelfreedom Support QEF With Powerchair Training

Thu Sep 26 2019
We hosted a training course at the QEF Mobility Services centre in Carshalton last week. Bringing along a selection of our powerchair demonstration fleet, we brought the attendant OTs up to date with the latest products and features.

3 wheels vs 4 wheels

Thu Sep 19 2019
We often get asked which is best between a three and four wheeled mobility scooter. The answer? There is not a better one. Each of the scooters offer something different to the user and depending on what you want, or need will depend on which is better for you

Bank Holiday Closure

Mon Aug 19 2019
We are closed this August bank holiday, meaning our last day of business will be Saturday 24th August. Any orders placed before this can be delivered on this day (at a surcharge), otherwise standard deliveries will arrive on Tuesday 27th August, when our offices will re-open as usual.

Wheelfreedom Launch New Alber SMOOV one

Tue Aug 13 2019
Wheelfreedom played host to Invacare’s Alber power add-on specialists last week as part of the launch of the new SMOOV one. The SMOOV is a stylish and lightweight power assist device offering additional power and performance, and can be quickly attached to your manual wheelchair while boasting a top speed of 6 mph.

AMP Award Nomination

Wed Aug 07 2019
We are absolutely delighted to have been nominated for Best Customer Service Initiative at the AMP Awards 2019. Customer service is at the very heart of our business and we consider it one of the most important components of working in this industry. We endeavour to give our customers everything we can to help them and give the best possible service, so to even be nominated makes us very proud.

Go Carbon For Free This Summer!

Wed Jul 31 2019
For a limited time only, Invacare are offering a free upgrade to a carbon frame on all Kuschall Champion wheelchairs. Don’t miss your opportunity to get the ultimate folding wheelchair in a stylish and lightweight carbon frame for no additional price.

Vita E Demo

Fri Jul 26 2019
The latest addition to our demo stock is the TGA Vita E scooter. This sporty new scooter offers the cutting edge styling the Vita range is known for, plus highly impressive performance - yet at an affordable price. Obviously when a new scooter like this comes in, it's an invitation for all our members of staff to give it a test drive, and this is what we thought.