Hello all, when I was in hospital this most recent time I was assessed by the physios again for an electric wheelchair (I can't manage a self propelling one as it's the equivalent of walking and I haven't got the breath). She thought that I would greatly benefit from one and spoke to the OTs. They said that they could see that it would be of great use to me but that I didn't qualify for one on the NHS as their electric wheelchairs are for people who cannot walk at all - the difficulty being that I can walk but get very breathless and wheezy, especially when I'm building up for a bad attack or recovering from one (most of the time). Anyway, the physios told me this and yet advised me that I should get an electric wheelchair anyway, but that it would have to be self-funded. They average at about Â£2 500, which is a fairly impossible sum for me to come up with since my income is solely from benefits. So my question is, does anyone know of anywhere that might be able to help me with funding for this? All I want is a bit of my independence back, the ability to get all the way round the supermarket, or even to my GP practice. Any ideas of places that could help would be very much appreciated.