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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.

Product Profile: Rollator Hire

Fri Nov 15 2019
Following requests from customers, we added rollators to our hire offering last year, since when they have proven amongst our most popular hire products. We researched a wide selection of rollators before selecting Invacare’s Dolomite Jazz as our preferred model, and explain why in this article.

Folding Scooters: Minimos and Maximos Explained

Wed Nov 06 2019
Folding mobility scooters are incredibly popular at the moment – light and compact, they’re the most convenient way to travel. With an increasing number on the market, it can be confusing knowing which one is right for you. TGA were early pioneers of high-tech folding scooters, and we profile their prestigious range in this article.

Bariatric Wheelchair Hire

Thu Oct 31 2019
We offer a range of bariatric wheelchairs that are kept in stock and available for hire immediately. This includes manual wheelchairs that can be folded for car transport, advanced tilt in space models, and heavy duty powered wheelchairs with a 240 kg weight capacity. We profile your options in this article.

SMOOV One Wins Design Award

Fri Oct 25 2019
The innovative nature of the new SMOOV One from Alber has been recognised with a Focus Gold award at the Baden-Württemberg International Design Awards 2019. These internationally renowned awards recognise forward-thinking concepts and outstanding product design, and the SMOOV One was a winner in the prestigious “Focus Open” category, winning the premium Focus Gold prize.

Beat The Rain With The Cabin Car Mk2 Plus

Fri Oct 18 2019
With the poor Autumnal weather setting in again, the Cabin Car has once more come into its own. Now refreshed with the release of the Mk2 Plus version, it is the ultimate mobility vehicle – fully enclosed from the elements, with in-built windscreen wipers, integrated heater, and luxury features only usually found in cars.

Paediatric Wheelchairs on Motability

Thu Oct 10 2019
The Motability scheme is a popular way to get a powered wheelchair, with affordable weekly payments taken off your disability benefit. Full insurance, breakdown cover and more provide you with worry-free mobility. Yet, the scheme hasn’t always been so accessible for younger people, with little in the way of children’s wheelchairs available on Motability. This has changed with a couple of recent additions – read on to find out more about your options.

Free Upgrades At QEF Mobility Open Day!

Wed Oct 02 2019
We are attending this year's Get Going Live! at QEF Mobility Services' Open Day in Carshalton next week. This event will allow you to try out a prestigious Quickie chair, including the new Q200R powerchair and the ultra-light Krypton. Attending alongside market-leaders Sunrise Medical, we have exclusive offers for attendees, who can claim a free upgrade for select wheelchairs purchased following the event. For powerchair users, this is free powered lift & tilt (worth up to £1,750) on any Q500 or Q700 wheelchair, or for active wheelchair users, free Spinergy wheels on any Quickie range manual chair.

Wheelfreedom Support QEF With Powerchair Training

Thu Sep 26 2019
We hosted a training course at the QEF Mobility Services centre in Carshalton last week. Bringing along a selection of our powerchair demonstration fleet, we brought the attendant OTs up to date with the latest products and features.

3 wheels vs 4 wheels

Thu Sep 19 2019
We often get asked which is best between a three and four wheeled mobility scooter. The answer? There is not a better one. Each of the scooters offer something different to the user and depending on what you want, or need will depend on which is better for you

Bank Holiday Closure

Mon Aug 19 2019
We are closed this August bank holiday, meaning our last day of business will be Saturday 24th August. Any orders placed before this can be delivered on this day (at a surcharge), otherwise standard deliveries will arrive on Tuesday 27th August, when our offices will re-open as usual.

Wheelfreedom Launch New Alber SMOOV one

Tue Aug 13 2019
Wheelfreedom played host to Invacare’s Alber power add-on specialists last week as part of the launch of the new SMOOV one. The SMOOV is a stylish and lightweight power assist device offering additional power and performance, and can be quickly attached to your manual wheelchair while boasting a top speed of 6 mph.

AMP Award Nomination

Wed Aug 07 2019
We are absolutely delighted to have been nominated for Best Customer Service Initiative at the AMP Awards 2019. Customer service is at the very heart of our business and we consider it one of the most important components of working in this industry. We endeavour to give our customers everything we can to help them and give the best possible service, so to even be nominated makes us very proud.

Go Carbon For Free This Summer!

Wed Jul 31 2019
For a limited time only, Invacare are offering a free upgrade to a carbon frame on all Kuschall Champion wheelchairs. Don’t miss your opportunity to get the ultimate folding wheelchair in a stylish and lightweight carbon frame for no additional price.

Vita E Demo

Fri Jul 26 2019
The latest addition to our demo stock is the TGA Vita E scooter. This sporty new scooter offers the cutting edge styling the Vita range is known for, plus highly impressive performance - yet at an affordable price. Obviously when a new scooter like this comes in, it's an invitation for all our members of staff to give it a test drive, and this is what we thought.

Disability assistance improved across UK airports

Wed Jul 17 2019
After a series of incidents and subsequent outrage across social media regarding troubles disabled passengers had been having on flights and in airports across the country it was decided that some serious measures needed to take place.

Quad Tennis returns to Wimbledon

Wed Jul 10 2019
Last year’s Wimbledon saw Andy Lapthorne partner up with David Wagner to beat Dylan Alcott & Lucas Sithole in straight sets during an exhibition match in the first ever quad match played at the infamous South London event. The success of this match has meant that this year’s Wimbledon will see the inauguration of the Quad wheelchair division.

Free Upgrade for Those Who Go Rogue

Fri Jul 05 2019
Ki Mobility are offering a huge free upgrade offer on their new Rogue active user wheelchair. This is a free upgrade to full Anodizing package, £100 off the base price and free upgrade to the tension adjustable air mesh breathable back upholstery.

Little Wave Makes A Splash

Thu Jun 27 2019
When picking a wheelchair for your child, you want one that will last. It’s all very well outgrowing school uniform, but a wheelchair is a more significant cost, and it needs to fit perfectly for your child to get the most out of it. The Little Wave Clik solves this problem with in-built growth, ensuring it remains suitable for years to come.

Roma Marbella – Ex-Hire - £700*

Thu Jun 06 2019
We have a limited number of Roma Marbella powerchairs available for the cut price of £700 (ex VAT). One of Roma Medical's most popular powered wheelchairs the Marbella is a solid and reliable product which boasts an impressive 25-mile range with a speed of 4mph.

Product Profile: Pride i-Go Plus

Thu May 30 2019
True folding powerchairs first appeared a few years ago, and were somewhat “rough and ready” with compromises on performance and comfort needed to minimise weight, as well as folding mechanisms that were notoriously fiddly. Since then they’re been refined as technology has developed, and Pride’s new i-Go Plus is the culmination of this progress – comfortable, capable and surprisingly affordable.

Wheelfreedom Provides Wheelchairs for Back Up Trust

Sat May 18 2019
We were recently contacted by Rosie, a tireless advocate for Back Up Trust, who after suffering a spinal cord injury herself turned to Back Up Trust and they helped give her everything she needed to get back up and live life to the fullest. She asked for a couple of wheelchairs for an event she was holding for spinal cord injury awareness day.

A SMART and Fast Upgrade for Invacare Powerchairs

Thu May 09 2019
Invacare recently announced that their SMART powerchairs are now available with a new 12km/h SSD motor option. This means that some of Invacare’s most popular powerchairs, including the Storn4/ Storm4 X-plore, TDX SP2 range, TDX2 Ultra and Kite powerchairs. Previously each of these powerchairs (except the Storm4) was only available at 10km/h, but that’s not all.

What Can I Take on a London Bus?

Fri May 03 2019
For many people living or working in London, getting a bus is the most affordable and practical way to get from A to B. This becomes even more essential with the difficulties in navigating the Underground system in a powerchair or a mobility scooter. The crowds alone can be off-putting, not to mention the fact that many stations still don’t have step free access. But what are the rules for taking a powered mobility product on a bus?

The Next Generation of Folding Scooter

Wed Apr 24 2019
TGA's new Minimo Autofold has just been released as the revolution in travel mobility continues apace. This flagship scooter folds automatically at the touch of a button, making it easier than ever to transport your scooter with you. Read on to find out more about this groundbreaking scooter.