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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.

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.

Invacare Powerchairs Coming Soon

Thu Jul 03 2014
As part of our quest to supply a range of powered mobility products from the leading manufacturers, we have recently partnered with Invacare, allowing us to add a number of their specialist products to our range.

New Kids` Tilt in Space Wheelchair Available

Mon Jun 23 2014
Here at Wheelfreedom, we`ve offered both paediatric wheelchairs and tilt in space wheelchairs on hire for a number of years now – but never previously a tilt in space wheelchair suitable for children and younger teens. However, due to rising demand for advanced wheelchairs for kids, we`ve added the Invacare Rea Azalea Minor to our hire fleet, and it is available immediately.

Need Help Choosing A Boot Scooter?

Fri Jun 13 2014
Boot scooters are amongst the most popular type of mobility scooters available today, with their easily transportable nature offering flexibility as well as being far easier to store than large road scooters. With so many makes and models available, choosing the right one for yourself can be tricky, which is why we`ve put together this helpful summary of our range.

Used Mobility Scooters Available

Fri May 30 2014
We have recently listed on our website a small number of used mobility scooters that are available for either purchase or long-term hire. All in excellent working order, these second-hand scooters offer an opportunity to grab a bargain, with a substantial discount compared to buying new.

Sunrise Medical Salsa M Upgrade

Fri May 16 2014
Sunrise Medical have this week announced an upgrade to their popular Salsa M powered wheelchair, with larger capacity batteries now supplied as standard. Demonstrating their commitment to constantly reviewing and improving their products, this follows on from January`s introduction of the HD variant of the Salsa M, as well as the launch of 50° tilt in space.

Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters

Fri May 02 2014
For some people, when choosing a mobility scooter, the weight capacity is a key factor in deciding which one to go for, often due to medical conditions such as diabetes. Our range of scooters therefore includes several heavy duty models that cater to larger users while still offering a good range of features.

New Product Selector!

Fri Apr 25 2014
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Product Selector feature for powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters. This new website feature makes the job of finding suitable mobility equipment even easier than before, and has been designed with ease of use in mind.

Easter Opening Hours and Deliveries

Fri Apr 11 2014
With Easter practically upon us, now is the time to arrange your wheelchair hire should you require one for your holidays. Wheelfreedom will be delivering wheelchairs and mobility scooters in the run-up to Easter, ensuring that you are able to source the appropriate equipment for your mobility needs.

Featured Product: Roma Sorrento

Fri Apr 04 2014
We`ve had significant interest in the Roma Sorrento mobility scooter recently, so have decided to make it this week`s featured product to share why it has proven so popular.

Discontinued Pride Products

Fri Mar 21 2014
Pride Mobility has recently announced that two of their older models of mobility scooters have been discontinued. Both the Ranger and the Colt ES 10 had been in their range for several years, and have now been retired. Pride still make one of the largest ranges of scooters of any UK manufacturer, and for those that were considering the Ranger or Colt ES10, there are a number of alternative models available – either from Pride or other manufacturers.

Disabled Access On London Buses

Fri Mar 07 2014
In an update to our previous post on disabled access to the London Underground, we can bring you news on wheelchair and scooter use on London Buses. With buses serving many more locations than the Tube, disabled access is particularly vital for those wanting to get out and about.

Wheelfreedom and Hypermobility Syndromes Association Announce Partnership

Thu Feb 27 2014
We are delighted to have partnered with nationally recognised charity The Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA) to offer a ten percent discount on mobility equipment hire to members of the association. People with hypermobility syndromes often find themselves in need of short-term equipment hire, and can now take advantage of further savings through using our service.

Disabled Access On The Tube

Fri Feb 21 2014
We often get asked by people in London whether their wheelchair or mobility scooter can be taken on public transport, as this can be vital for getting around. In recent years, Transport for London has had a drive to make trains and buses more accessible to disabled people, and we can provide an update on their improvements to the Tube network.
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