Hi everyone, hope your all feeling ok today.
I went for an appointment this week arranged via my occupational therapist and wheelchair services through my local councill, i have been measured up and am getting my new wheelchair soon, however the lady told me to look after it as they wont be giving any more free wheelchairs out after July.
Im not sure if this applies to all local government departments or just mine which is Rochdale.
Apparently the only people who will get a free wheelchair after July will be severely disabled people who use them all the time.
So if you feel you will be needing a wheelchair it might be that you need to apply very soon or buy your own ?
Just wanted to let you all know, i think its disgusting with all the cut backs this government are making ! it makes me really annoyed.
Hope this helps some of you who are nearing the time when you will need a wheelchair.