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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.

What is the best wheelchair or scooter to take on holiday?

Thu Jun 17 2021
Whether you’re heading abroad or have opted for a staycation, here's a handy guide to help you choose the best wheelchair or scooter to take on holiday.

Choosing a wheelchair for the elderly

Fri Jun 04 2021
Acknowledging and accepting you need a wheelchair can be incredibly tough. Reaching that time in your life can bring so many questions and worries. So, when you’re faced with the task of having to actually choose a wheelchair, the decision can be daunting. To help, we’ve outlined the key points to consider to make sure the model you pick fits you and your lifestyle.

How to choose the right manual wheelchair for you

Mon May 17 2021
Wheelchairs aren’t one size fits all. Here are the questions to ask and answers you need when choosing the right manual wheelchair.

Top tips for travelling on public transport with a wheelchair

Thu May 06 2021
Key tips, information and advice that’s useful to know if you’re travelling on public transport with a wheelchair.

Quickie Nitrum and Empulse F55 Launching

Tue Jan 05 2021
We are excited to be launching the new Quickie Nitrum active wheelchair and Empulse F55 handbike, both of which we will be offering from January 2021 onwards.

Christmas Service 2020

Mon Dec 21 2020
It's a strange Christmas this year, but Wheelfreedom remain open as an essential service to help you with your mobility needs. Our delivery service and opening hours will be affected by the Christmas holidays.

New Clematis Pro Tilt in Space Wheelchair

Thu Nov 05 2020
Invacare have released their new Clematis Pro this month, replacing the old Rea Clematis as their entry-level tilt in space wheelchair.

Kuschall Launch New KSL

Thu Oct 29 2020
Kuschall have completed their modern 2.0 range with the addition of the Kuschall Super Light. A fully welded chair, this is the lightest model in the Kuschall family, weighing just 4.3 kg.

New 17.8 kg mLite Folding Scooter

Thu Oct 22 2020
We are proud to be the first to launch Motion Healthcare's stunning new mLite scooter, which weighs a mere 17.8 kg - the lightest folding scooter on the market.

Motability Scheme Re-Opens Today

Mon Jun 15 2020
The Motability scheme has re-opened today to new applicants wanting to lease a powered wheelchair or mobility scooter. Having been closed for the last few months, this comes as a welcome relief for those looking to join the scheme.

Motability Scheme Update

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Unfortunately the Motability scheme currently remains closed to new applications due to the Coronavirus lockdown. However, aspects of the scheme are beginning to restart, and we are hoping to be able to resume a fully Motability service, including your choice of new powered wheelchair or mobility scooter, in the next few weeks.

Things To Look Forward To

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While the current coronavirus situation has obviously delayed product launches in our industry, there are some exciting new products on the way later on this year, which we preview in this article.

COVID-19 Update: 24th March

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Wheelfreedom continue to operate following yesterday's government announcement, as we provide an essential medical service for those in need of wheelchairs and mobility scooters to function in their daily lives. We have stringent measures in place to minimise the risk to both our customers and staff, and have further stepped these up in line with government guidelines.

COVID-19 Situation Update

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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

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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

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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.
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