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.

NHS Wheelchair Services: Wheelchair Budget Reform

Fri Oct 20 2017
On Wednesday NHS England hosted a wheelchair budget marketing engagement event at the London Oval, an event to which Wheelfreedom, as a supplier, was invited to learn about the proposed changes and provide feedback. This provided an opportunity to learn more about the future of wheelchair services and how wheelchair budgets will look in the future.

Trade Days 2017: What It Means for You

Wed Oct 11 2017
On Monday, we attended Trade Days 2017, an annual event exclusively for those who work within the manufacture, supply and retail of home care, independent living and assisted technology. This trade event allows us to witness first-hand exciting new equipment and ideas, meaning we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and forthcoming products.

Wheelfreedom Ahead Of The Curve With LiNX

Thu Oct 05 2017
Invacare are launching the second phase of their revolutionary LiNX system of powerchair controls at the annual Trade Days event on Monday 9th October, and following an exclusive preview from Invacare, we can bring you the lowdown on what these exciting new features mean for you.

PIP and How the Benefit Changes Could Affect You.

Fri Sep 29 2017
In 2013 the government went about changing the long-established DLA (Disability Living Allowance) with a new system, PIP (Personal Independence Payment). This week saw the last of those waiting for their PIP application letters receive them – as everyone moving from DLA to PIP will receive a letter by October.

OT Assessment Service Demand Increase

Wed Sep 13 2017
Over the last few months Wheelfreedom have seen a constant increase in demand for our OT assessment services. Partnered with an experienced Occupational Therapist, we offer an OT consultation service for those needing high-level pressure care and postural support on powered and manual wheelchairs. This service is ideal from everything from a manual Tilt in Space chair, through to high end, custom built powerchairs.

UN Committees examination of the UK on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Fri Sep 08 2017
Across 2017, investigations and examinations have taken place across the UK. These investigations, run by a designated committee of the UN, were designed to look at a wide range of laws, policies & practices, with regards to Disabled rights across the country.

Summer Bank Holiday

Thu Aug 24 2017
Summer is here (even if the weather has been trying to say otherwise) and this means summer bank holiday is coming up. Wheelfreedom will be closed for bank holiday Monday, meaning, if you need to place an order, we won’t be able to deliver until after we are back. We will resume business as usual, with normal working hours on Tuesday 29th August.

New Pride i-Go Folding Powerchair

Tue Jul 18 2017
We often get enquiries from people after folding powerchairs that can easily transport in the back of their car, without the need for an adapted vehicle, ramps or hoists. Until recently, the choice has been limited - traditional "folding" chairs are far too heavy, often even for two people to lift. Invacare's popular Esprit Action 4 NG has been the only powered wheelchair that is truly transportable - but as a prescriptive built-to-order chair, costs over £3,000. Pride's new i-Go fills this niche - a more affordable chair that is easy to transport.

Closing Early - 4th July

Mon Jul 03 2017
We are closing early at 5pm on Tuesday 4th July for a staff training event. If you are collecting or returning a wheelchair or scooter from our depot, please ensure that you arrive prior to this time. For further information, please contact us on 0800 025 8005.

New Boot Scooters from Pride and TGA

Wed Jun 21 2017
This week has seen three new boot scooters released, the Zest and Zest Plus from TGA, as well as the Apex Lite from Pride Mobility. We profile these new products, and how they compare to others in our range.

New Invacare Scooters!

Fri Jun 02 2017
Invacare have just unveiled their range of new scooters - the Orion Metro, Orion Pro, Comet Pro and Comet Ultra. These modern and stylish scooters have been completely redesigned with advanced features and performance, making them amongst the most impressive models on the market.

Introducing the Cabin Car

Tue May 02 2017
We are delighted to announce that we are now suppliers for the new Cabin Car - the ultimate mobility vehicle for those transitioning from a car. Fully enclosed from the elements, it boasts luxury car-like features such as a heater, windscreen wiper and reversing camera to give you a driving experience closer to that of a car than a traditional mobility scooter.

Wheelfreedom Supporting Quantum Star

Mon Apr 10 2017
As a leading supplier of Quantum powerchairs, we were delighted to help when asked to support Quantum Rehab UK's latest Quantum Star, Rhea. The youngest Quantum star so far, Rhea was full of smiles at the official handover of her Q6 Edge 2.0 at Chessington World of Adventures.

Easter Deliveries and Opening Hours 2017

Wed Apr 05 2017
We are closed over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, meaning that Thursday 13th April is our last day for deliveries. Orders for delivery on the 13th will need to be placed by 3.30pm on Wednesday 12th. Please read on for full details of our Easter opening hours and delivery schedule.

Figures on NHS Wheelchair Services Reveal Delays

Wed Mar 22 2017
The first official figures on delays experienced by those awaiting NHS wheelchairs have been released, and they paint a bleak picture. Thousands of people, both adults and children, are waiting longer than they should, with results varying wildly based on location.

Preview: Quantum 1450

Fri Mar 10 2017
Pride have recently unveiled the new Quantum 1450 bariatric powerchair, which we preview here. Set to be released later this year, it offers a hefty 42 stone weight capacity, significantly above the 35.7 stone that their next best chair can cater to.

Wheelfreedom Partner with Uber

Fri Feb 24 2017
Wheelfreedom have partnered with Uber as they launch their new fleet of wheelchair-accessible vehicles that can be booked via the Uber app. You can get £15 off your first trip when you sign up with our special code.

Quantum TB Flex Seating

Mon Jan 30 2017
We're profiling the new TB Flex seating system from Pride, which bridges the gap between basic "one size fits all" powerchairs seats and expensive prescriptive seating such as Sunrise Medical's JAY, Invacare's Modulite, and Quantum's Tru-Comfort. This allows it to provide a precise fit whilst remaining a cost effective option.

Supreme Court rules on wheelchair bus access

Thu Jan 19 2017
The Supreme Court has ruled this week on a long-running case brought by a disabled man refused entry to a bus because a buggy user would not move from the designated wheelchair space. It has decided that bus drivers must to more to accommodate wheelchair users, but stops short of requiring them to remove those who refuse to give up the wheelchair space to a disabled person in need of it.

New Pride Go Chair

Thu Jan 12 2017
Pride Mobility's New Go Chair has been out for a couple of months now, so we thought it would be a good time to look at how the chair has been received. Released in late 2016, it replaced the original model of the Go Chair as their standard basic indoor powerchair.

Christmas Deliveries and Opening Hours

Thu Dec 15 2016
With the busy festive period fast approaching, now is the ideal time to make arrangements to hire a wheelchair if you have a disabled relative visiting, or wish to get out and join in the Christmas celebrations yourself. It will therefore be a relief to know that Wheelfreedom are delivering wheelchairs nationwide in the run-up to Christmas.

Revolutionary New Jive M2 Sedeo Ergo

Thu Oct 06 2016
We are proud to be amongst the first to offer the brand new Quickie Jive M2 Sedeo Ergo from Sunrise Medical. This revolutionary new powerchair offers an unbeatable blend, with the new Sedeo Ergo anti-shear seating system, an upgrade on the market-leading Jive mid-wheel drive powerbase, and head-turning style unseen before on a powered wheelchair.

New LiNX Control System from Invacare

Fri Jul 15 2016
Invacare have launched their new "Simply Smart" control system for powered wheelchairs. The LiNX joysticks are designed for simplicity of use, improved drive experience, and have a modular design for easy expansion and tailoring to accommodate changing needs.

Pride Preview New Quantum Powerchair

Sat May 28 2016
Pride Mobility have recently shown a preview of the latest addition to their Quantum range - the rear-wheel drive Aspen. While full details are yet to be confirmed, we have a run-down of what is known so far.