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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.

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.

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.
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