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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.

Wheelchair Services In The News

Fri Jun 05 2015
NHS Wheelchair Services have been in the news of late, with claims from wheelchair users that reforms to the service are taking too long. The NHS launched the NHS Wheelchair Services Improvement Programme last year, accepting that the level of service was not high enough. Two summits have been held, and working groups established to achieve this aim; however campaigners have argued that changes are not happening fast enough.

Modulite Seating Now Available On Invacare Pronto M41

Fri May 15 2015
Invacare`s Pronto powerchair has long been popular as an affordable indoor powerchair from a leading manufacturer. However, until now it has always only been available with basic seating systems, unsuitable for those with more complex needs.

Quickie Salsa M2 Upgrade

Thu Apr 16 2015
Sunrise Medical has announced an upgrade to their popular new Salsa M2 powerchair, with the introduction of faster 8 mph motors and higher capacity 70 amp batteries.

Which scooter or powerchair for public transport?

Tue Mar 31 2015
We often get asked by people hiring mobility equipment on a short-term basis which scooter or powered wheelchair they can take on public transport. We`ve therefore put together this guide to give people an introduction to suitable products.

Easter Opening Hours and Deliveries

Mon Mar 23 2015
Easter is now nearly upon us, meaning this 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, so that you are able to source the appropriate equipment for your mobility needs.

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.