I am becoming increasingly unsteady, even with my husbands support, when we go out and I am afraid of falling due to my ataxia; especially if he has to go off for a minute and there's nowhere to sit down. At such times I rely on a walking stick to maintain my balance but it's scary. So the time has come for me to think about a wheelchair.
Can anyone advise how to go about getting a wheelchair? Does the NHS supply them? How much do they cost? Insurance/Maintenance costs? What types suitable for being pushed in (I couldn't manage to propel one with my arms; too weak) are there?
Any advice much appreciated.