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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.

Indoor Powerchairs

Fri Mar 06 2015
While all powered wheelchairs are capable of being used indoors, there are some that are specialised for inside use only, with compact design and manoeuvrability to negotiate tight spaces such as corridors and doors.

Upcoming Pride Products

Fri Feb 27 2015
We`ve seen a flurry of new products from Pride Mobility recently, such as the Jazzy 600ES and Quantum Q4 powerchairs, and Apex Epic scooter, and there are more to look forward to in the near future. Read on to find out more.

Profile: Invacare Mobility Scooters

Tue Feb 17 2015
This week we`re profiling Invacare`s range of mobility scooters, which we are proud to offer for hire, sale and on the Motability scheme.

Invacare Update TDX Range

Mon Feb 09 2015
Since being launched several years ago, Invacare`s TDX range has been known as their flagship mid-wheel drive powerchairs. This success has been built on as Invacare released the updated TDX 2 at the start of this year, which we now offer for hire and purchase.

Quantum Q4 - Now Available

Fri Jan 30 2015
We have another new Pride Mobility product to announce this week, with the Quantum Q4 making its debut. An entry-level powerchair in their flagship Quantum range, the Q4 offers a cost-effective way of obtaining a Quantum powerchair with some advanced features for those with less specialist seating needs.

New Jazzy Powerchair

Thu Jan 22 2015
We are pleased to be amongst the first mobility dealers in the UK to be able to offer the new Pride Jazzy 600ES powerchair. Released in January 2015, the J600ES is a stylish addition to Pride`s Jazzy range and offers great outdoor performance.

Scooter and Powerchair Battery Care

Fri Jan 16 2015
Battery care is a vital aspect of looking after your scooter or powerchair, but despite this there are a lot of misconceptions about how best to go about this. It`s easy to come across bad advice such as "only charge batteries when they`re fully empty" and "be careful not to overcharge them" – unfortunately, both of those are entirely wrong. Read on to find out the correct way to look after your scooter or powerchair`s batteries.

Mid-Sized Scooters - The Best of Both Worlds

Thu Jan 08 2015
Mid-sized mobility scooters are one of our most popular types of scooters, offering the "best of both worlds". Not as large or expensive as full-sized scooters, they nonetheless offer comfort and performance unrivalled by more basic pavement-only mobility scooters.

Judges Rule Against Priority For Wheelchair Users On Buses

Tue Dec 09 2014
Senior judges ruled yesterday that bus companies are not required by law to force parents with buggies to make way for wheelchair users in designated wheelchair bays on buses. The ruling, which comes as a blow to disabled users that rely on public transport for getting around, reverses an early ruling by Leeds County Court.

Christmas Opening Hours and Deliveries

Tue Dec 02 2014
As the busy Christmas period approaches, now is the ideal time to start making arrangements to hire a wheelchair if you`ve got an elderly relative visiting, or wish to get out and join in the festive celebrations. It will therefore be a relief to know that Wheelfreedom are delivering wheelchairs nationwide in the run-up to Christmas.

Sunrise Medical Elite Dealer

Tue Nov 25 2014
As an experienced supplier of Sunrise Medical mobility equipment, Wheelfreedom are a Sunrise Medical Elite Dealer. Having held this status for a number of years, it recognises our commitment to providing specialist mobility equipment along with expert advice, to ensure that our customers` needs are always met.

Motability: Five Reasons To Join

Mon Nov 17 2014
The Motability scheme is a popular way of leasing a powered wheelchair or scooter, and has over 600,000 satisfied customers already. Read on for five reasons to join the scheme.

Roma Unveils New Reno

Fri Nov 07 2014
Roma Medical has unveiled its new Reno powerchair this month. A UK designed replacement for the popular original Reno model, it features an updated design to make it a standout compact indoor powerchair.

The Apex Epic: Outstanding Outdoor Performance and Rugged Styling

Wed Oct 29 2014
Following in the footsteps of the popular Apex Rapid, we are this week launching Pride`s new Apex Epic scooter. The flagship scooter of their premium Apex range, the Epic offers the best outdoor performance we`ve come across, as well as a number of other advanced features.

The Salsa M - Which One To Get?

Fri Oct 24 2014
Sunrise Medical`s Salsa M powerchair has only been out for a few years, yet is already the defining mid-wheel drive configurable powerchair on the market, with a great balance of indoor and outdoor use. A range of variants on the popular Salsa M chassis have been released lately, to make it available to as wide a range of people as possible.

New Reclining Children`s Wheelchair

Wed Oct 15 2014
After demand from parents and medical professionals, we have recently added a Children`s Reclining Wheelchair to the range of manual wheelchairs that we can hire out across mainland Britain.

Wheelfreedom at Trade Days

Tue Oct 07 2014
Wheelfreedom have recently attended the new Trade Days exhibition, held earlier this week at the NEC at Birmingham. Trade Days is a new event for businesses who supply products for the mobility, independent living and assistive technology markets, and acts as a trade-focused addition to the popular Naidex exhibitions.

Tax Disc Changes

Tue Sep 23 2014
With the DVLA abolishing paper tax discs from October 1st onwards, we`ve had some questions from customers about how the upcoming changes to tax discs will affect them, so we`ve written this short blog post to explain.

Bariatric Elevated Leg Rest Wheelchair Now Available

Mon Sep 15 2014
As part of our goal to offer our customers a full range of products to suit their needs, we`ve recently made bariatric elevating leg rest wheelchairs available to hire.

Quickie Salsa M2 On Its Way

Mon Sep 08 2014
Sunrise Medical have released a new edition in the best-selling Quickie Salsa range of powerchairs, with the Salsa M2 on its way. This stylish new product is set to hit the shelves in October this year, and is sure to prove popular.

Featured Product: Invacare TDX SP

Thu Aug 28 2014
Our featured product this week is Invacare`s flagship TDX SP powerchair. With a new narrow-wheelbase version released this year (full name: TDX SP NB – again, not the catchiest from Invacare), it is a fully configurable mid-wheel drive powerchair and compares with Sunrise Medical`s Quickie Salsa and Pride`s Quantum range.

Invacare Launch Colibri Scooter

Mon Aug 11 2014
The latest addition to our range of products is Invacare`s new Colibri model. A colourful new scooter, it replaces their old Lynx model, and continues their trend of focusing on a single outstanding scooter in each class.

New Esprit Action4 NG!

Tue Jul 29 2014
The new Esprit Action4 NG powerchair, launched by Invacare this summer is now available, and we are proud to be one of the first firms able to offer it. While perhaps not having the catchiest of names, the Esprit Action4 NG certainly has memorable features, and is the first truly car-transportable outdoor capable wheelchair that we`ve come across.

TGA "Maximo" On Its Way

Mon Jul 14 2014
Leading scooter manufacturer TGA has launched their new Maximo scooter this summer at Naidex National 2014. Following on in the footsteps of the popular Minimo scooter, it offers the same easy-folding design with the performance and comfort of an 8mph scooter.
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