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.

High Court Dismisses Challenge To Housing Benefit Changes

Fri Aug 02 2013
As a follow-up to our previous article on changes to housing benefits, we can bring an update on the implementation of housing benefit reforms.

Pride Jazzy Select 6 Lifts Off!

Fri Jul 26 2013
Due to recent demand and the immense popularity of the product, we are now making the Jazzy Select 6 powerchair available for short-term hire. We already offered this stylish wheelchair for both long-term hire and purchase, but its unique offerings mean that we have had significant interest from those looking to hire it on a short-term basis.

Hire Now To Enjoy The Sun!

Fri Jul 19 2013
With the sun shining down on much of the country, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors. We’ve seen a surge in demand for wheelchairs and mobility scooters in the last week, as people with limited mobility look to join in the fun.

Introducing The Roma Reno

Fri Jul 12 2013
The Roma Reno is yet another newcomer to our stable of products, having been released just earlier this year. Already proving a hit with customers, it has quickly become one of our most popular powered wheelchairs.

15 months Insurance for the price of 12!

Thu Jul 04 2013
For those looking to buy a new powered wheelchair or mobility scooter from us, we can now offer 15 months insurance for the price of 12. This cover is provided by mobility equipment insurance specialists Premier Care and covers a wide range of factors.

Stylish and Comfortable: Introducing the Vita Midi

Fri Jun 28 2013
One of the newer members of our ever-expanding range of products is TGA Mobility’s Vita Midi scooter. As the name suggests, this is a mid-sized version of the popular Vita model, and it is proving a hit with customers.

New Consultation on PIP Introduction

Fri Jun 21 2013
The Department of Work and Pensions has announced that it will hold a further consultation on the mobility part of the Personal Independence Payment. The PIP is being rolled out to replace the Disability Living Allowance, and is available for those with long-term illnesses or a disability.

Sunrise Medical Hula Now Available!

Fri Jun 14 2013
We are delighted to be able to offer the new to market Sunrise Medical Hula Powerchair. Released just a few weeks ago, our partnership with Sunrise Medical means that Wheelfreedom are one of the first suppliers of this advanced and impressive wheelchair.

Specialist Consultations Now Available

Wed Jun 05 2013
If you`re looking to hire or buy a mobility scooter or powerchair, you want to know you`re getting the right piece of equipment. With a vast range of mobility equipment available these days, it can be a challenge working out which would be suitable for your needs. We are therefore now offering the chance to visit our site to have a demonstration of our products, as well as the opportunity to try them out.

What can a Mobility Scooter do for you?

Fri May 31 2013
Mobility scooters are becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK, with over 300,000 (and rising) thought to currently be in use. If you`re wondering what all the fuss is about, read on to find out why so many people are buying or hiring mobility scooters.

Wheelfreedom Wheelchair Makes A Difference In Uganda

Fri May 24 2013
Wheelfreedom have donated a wheelchair to Fred Batale, a librarian for charity 32° East. Fred has been disabled since contracting polio at a young age and had not been able to obtain a wheelchair previously. 32° East, the Ugandan Arts Trust are a small charity based in Kampala that supports the local arts community with the information, resources and exposure it needs to raise the profile of Ugandan art.

Holiday Hire

Fri May 17 2013
While the sun may currently be doing its best to hide from view (outside our office, at least), thankfully it’s not long until summer here in the UK. For those taking an elderly relative, disabled person, or someone with a mobility-affecting injury on holiday with them, it could mean it’s time to start thinking about hiring a wheelchair for your travels.

Website Revamp Coming Soon!

Fri May 10 2013
Wheelfreedom has been hiring out wheelchairs across the UK for a number of years now, and have always had a website to help inform our customer of our services. In the next couple of weeks, our site is going to be updated with a stylish new appearance conjured up by web design gurus 64 Digital.

Featured Product: Knee Scooter

Wed May 01 2013
While it may resemble a kid’s tricycle, the Knee Scooter actually plays a vital role in injury rehabilitation. Much like our Leg Trolley, it is designed to aid in recovery from foot or ankle injuries, and is used by placing your knee and upper shin on the cushioned “seat” and walking along normally with it.

Hospital Help At Hand

Fri Apr 26 2013
Finding yourself in hospital with a broken leg, and needing a wheelchair to be discharged, can be a daunting experience for many people. However, help is at hand, as we are able to deliver all our wheelchairs to hospitals across the country on a next-day delivery service.

Survey Reports Disabled Travel More Difficult

Fri Apr 19 2013
A recent survey by Leonard Cheshire Disability has revealed that over a third of disabled people have had difficulties using public transport. The amount that had problems (37%) is ten percent higher than the figure from the charity’s previous survey, in 2009.

Pre-9am Delivery Service Now Available

Thu Apr 11 2013
Here at Wheelfreedom, we understand that our customers often need a wheelchair urgently, for example to get to a hospital appointment. For that reason, we are now offering a pre-9am delivery service to certain areas of the country.

BHTA Code Approved By The Trading Standards Institute

Fri Apr 05 2013
Many of you will have noticed the BHTA roundel displayed on the home page of our website has changed, and wondered what this means.

Budget Criticised by Disability Charity

Thu Mar 28 2013
Last week`s budget has attracted much comment for its potential impact on disabled people.

Hospital Closures

Thu Mar 21 2013
We`ve seen hospital closures in the news of late, as the coalition government looks to reform hospital trusts. A number of hospitals across the country, including many that we provide wheelchair hire to, are under threat of closure.

Featured Product: Heavy User Wheelchair

Wed Mar 13 2013
Our Heavy User Wheelchair is a versatile bariatric wheelchair, designed for users between 18 and 26 stone.

Wheelfreedom Unveils Partnership with HCPT

Thu Mar 07 2013
Wheelfreedom is delighted to be working in association with HCPT, a charity that takes disabled and special needs children on pilgrimage to Lourdes in France.

Are Wheelchair Users To Be Hit By The "Bedroom Tax"?

Thu Feb 28 2013
The government’s plan to change Housing Benefit has been in the news lately, with the so-called “bedroom tax” coming under fire from disabled rights groups, who claim that they will be his disproportionately.

London Deliveries

Thu Feb 21 2013
At Wheelfreedom, the vast majority of our wheelchairs are delivered nationwide on a next-morning service; however, we also offer a bespoke delivery service within the London area. We are able to perform same-day deliveries in London for those occasions when you critically need to hire a wheelchair - read on for further information.