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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.

Free Upgrade for Those Who Go Rogue

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Ki Mobility are offering a huge free upgrade offer on their new Rogue active user wheelchair. This is a free upgrade to full Anodizing package, £100 off the base price and free upgrade to the tension adjustable air mesh breathable back upholstery.

Little Wave Makes A Splash

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When picking a wheelchair for your child, you want one that will last. It’s all very well outgrowing school uniform, but a wheelchair is a more significant cost, and it needs to fit perfectly for your child to get the most out of it. The Little Wave Clik solves this problem with in-built growth, ensuring it remains suitable for years to come.

Roma Marbella – Ex-Hire - £700*

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We have a limited number of Roma Marbella powerchairs available for the cut price of £700 (ex VAT). One of Roma Medical's most popular powered wheelchairs the Marbella is a solid and reliable product which boasts an impressive 25-mile range with a speed of 4mph.

Product Profile: Pride i-Go Plus

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True folding powerchairs first appeared a few years ago, and were somewhat “rough and ready” with compromises on performance and comfort needed to minimise weight, as well as folding mechanisms that were notoriously fiddly. Since then they’re been refined as technology has developed, and Pride’s new i-Go Plus is the culmination of this progress – comfortable, capable and surprisingly affordable.

Wheelfreedom Provides Wheelchairs for Back Up Trust

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We were recently contacted by Rosie, a tireless advocate for Back Up Trust, who after suffering a spinal cord injury herself turned to Back Up Trust and they helped give her everything she needed to get back up and live life to the fullest. She asked for a couple of wheelchairs for an event she was holding for spinal cord injury awareness day.

A SMART and Fast Upgrade for Invacare Powerchairs

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Invacare recently announced that their SMART powerchairs are now available with a new 12km/h SSD motor option. This means that some of Invacare’s most popular powerchairs, including the Storn4/ Storm4 X-plore, TDX SP2 range, TDX2 Ultra and Kite powerchairs. Previously each of these powerchairs (except the Storm4) was only available at 10km/h, but that’s not all.

What Can I Take on a London Bus?

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For many people living or working in London, getting a bus is the most affordable and practical way to get from A to B. This becomes even more essential with the difficulties in navigating the Underground system in a powerchair or a mobility scooter. The crowds alone can be off-putting, not to mention the fact that many stations still don’t have step free access. But what are the rules for taking a powered mobility product on a bus?

The Next Generation of Folding Scooter

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TGA's new Minimo Autofold has just been released as the revolution in travel mobility continues apace. This flagship scooter folds automatically at the touch of a button, making it easier than ever to transport your scooter with you. Read on to find out more about this groundbreaking scooter.

Vicair Pressure-Relieving Cushions Profiled

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As a trusted Invacare dealer, Wheelfreedom are able to offer the unique Vicair range of pressure-relieving air cushions and backrests that provide an exceptional level of skin protection and stability. Designed and made in the Netherlands, the innovative nature of Vicair has been recognised by the award of the Grand Prix at the ‘Salon des Inventions’ in Geneva, Switzerland. We profile the Vicair range and how it could benefit you in this article.

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend Closure 2019

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Wheelfreedom will be closed over the Easter bank holiday weekend. We will close on Friday 19th April and will re-open again Tuesday 23rd April.

New Demo Active Wheelchairs in Stock

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We have recently refreshed our lightweight active wheelchair demonstration models, to ensure they stay up-to-date with the latest innovations and trends. This includes a new Xenon2 (pictured), carbon fibre Krypton R and entry-level Life F from the renowned Quickie range of stylish lightweight adjustable wheelchairs, to join our existing selection of assessment models.

Product Profile: Ibis

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We have recently added the Sunrise Medical Breezy Ibis Tilt in Space Wheelchair to our ranks. This is available as an alternative to our ever-popular Invacare Rea Azalea. Both provide the same 30 degrees of tilt and have recline options as standard, but the Breezy Ibis offers a range of additional options which the Rea Azalea just doesn’t have.

Wheelfreedom & Sunrise Medical partner up for Naidex

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As Sunrise Medical’s Powered Wheelchair Dealer of the Year 2018, we have been invited to partner them on their biggest and best stand yet for this years Naidex exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC.

Product Profile: TGA Whill Model C Powerchair

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One of the most unique powerchairs to grace the powerchair market, TGA’s WHILL model C powerchair challenges the very perception of what a powerchair can and should be. Its innovative, artistic design takes a step away from the traditional powerchair ‘look’. This ultra-lightweight powerchair offers a new take on wheelchair aesthetic while still providing the fundamentals needed to provide its user with comfort and freedom

Repeat benefits assessments for pensioners to be scrapped

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Repeat assessments for disabled pensioners have been deemed “unnecessary” by Amber Rudd, the work and pensions secretary, this will mean that in the coming months upwards of 200,000 people will no longer be required to go back for regular checks to ensure they still qualify for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Product Profile: Pride Raptor

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We don’t often do three wheeled scooters here at Wheelfreedom, but we have added the Pride Raptor mobility scooter to our ranks recently. With four wheeled scooters being the primary go to in the mobility industry, a three wheeled scooter can offer something different in terms of agility and manoeuvrability.

Product Profile: TGA Vita E

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TGA’s new Vita E is the newest addition to their mobility range. TGA’s Vita series are known for their striking, modern aesthetic and this trend continues with their most recent entry. The Vita style tiller has become infamous with this range and turns heads wherever it goes. But it is not just the aesthetic which makes this mobility scooter stand out.

Disability-Themed Emojis Created

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A total of 230 new emojis are set to feature in the sixth major update to the official emoji list. These include a range of new accessibility themed emojis, which have been praised by disabled rights campaigners who have considered disability and disabled people to be greatly underrepresented. Hopefully this will see a rise in accessibility representation across many forms of social media. So, what is available and when will you be able to use them?

New Pride Mobility Scooters Available at Wheelfreedom

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Pride mobility, one of the leading manufacturers for powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters, have just released a new set of upgrades on former favourites in their mobility scooter range. We recently announced that we were now supplying the Pride Quantum Q6 Edge 3, an upgrade on the Q6 Edge 2 powerchair, and the upgrades just keep coming in, across the last few months Pride have released the Colt Deluxe 2.0, the Apex Finesse Sport & Colt Pursuit ES13. But what is different about these models and is it worth replacing your existing one for the fresh new upgrade?

Powered wheelchair controls

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With different conditions affecting people differently, many types of controls have been made to allow people to control their powered wheelchairs through a variety of motions. The most common way to control a powered wheelchair would be through a joystick control on the end of one of the armrests, moving the powerchair forward, backwards and turning left & right, however this isn’t always suitable. So, what are the alternatives?

Product Profile: Pride Quantum Q6 Edge 3

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As the culmination of 8 years’ worth of improvement and innovation upon the already popular Quantum Edge series, the Quantum Q6 Edge 3 already came with some big expectations, expectations it well and truly lives up to. Building on the high selling Q6 Edge 2, Quantum have improved all the major features which helped make this series of powerchairs one of the best on the market.

2019: What To Look Forward To

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2019 has now dawned upon us, bright and cold, and with it comes the usual New Year’s resolutions and guilt over Christmas indulgence. We’re looking forward to an exciting year at Wheelfreedom, and in this article round up some of the things to keep an eye out for in the coming months.

Early closure for Christmas party

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On Wednesday 19th December Wheelfreedom are closing early for our Christmas party meaning the office will be closing at 16:30. So please ensure any calls or emails get to us prior to closing, if they are urgent. We will be open as normal from Thursday 20th.

Air Travel for Disabled Passengers set to be improved

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No one likes having to wait at the airport, the queue for the bag check, passport control, delayed flights, all of these can cause stress and anxiety, but these problems are often ten times worse for passengers who suffer from a disability. It was back in April when there were serious talks about how the travel industry could potentially improve air travel for disabled passengers. Including less damage/ loss to mobility products, shorter waiting times and easier transitions from arrival at the airport through to departure. And it now appears that things are well and truly moving in the right direction.