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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.

Wheelfreedom Service Recognised With Awards

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

Disability assistance improved across UK airports

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After a series of incidents and subsequent outrage across social media regarding troubles disabled passengers had been having on flights and in airports across the country it was decided that some serious measures needed to take place.

Quad Tennis returns to Wimbledon

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Last year’s Wimbledon saw Andy Lapthorne partner up with David Wagner to beat Dylan Alcott & Lucas Sithole in straight sets during an exhibition match in the first ever quad match played at the infamous South London event. The success of this match has meant that this year’s Wimbledon will see the inauguration of the Quad wheelchair division.