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Our wheelchairs help D Day Normandy veterans

16 Jun 2014

A group of elderly veterans faced the prospect of missing the recent D-Day commemorations in Normandy – until we stepped in and loaned them wheelchairs.

Volunteer driver delivering a wheelchair to a client

Mobility aids

We provide short-term loans of mobility aids to people in need, including wheelchairs, commodes, walking sticks and frames.

Volunteer with a client

Information for commissioners and referrers

If you are a healthcare commissioner or referrer, find out what working in partnership with us can help you achieve.

A volunteer lifts down a wheelchair from a rack of medical equipment

Our independent living shop

Find over 1500 products to make life easier for people with disabilities.

Mobility aids volunteer Liz Harfield

Why I became a mobility aids volunteer

When we loaned a wheelchair to her mother-in-law, Liz Harfield was so impressed by the service that she immediately signed up as a volunteer.

Mobility aids volunteer Alister Lees

Alister’s story: how volunteering restored my confidence

After suffering a lengthy period of depression, Alister Lees decided to take up volunteering as a way to boost his self-confidence and skills.

Wheelchair service helps residents on Shetland

29 Jan 2014

Residents on the wet and windy Shetland Islands know help will be at hand if they take a tumble, thanks to our wheelchair loan service.

Community equipment service in action

Community equipment service

In some parts of the UK, we hold contracts with local authorities to provide equipment for independent living through medical referral.

Eve and her mobility aids wheelchair

Eve’s story: ‘A nice man came with a wheelchair’

When Eve O’Malley fractured her ankle while playing in the park, it looked like she’d be stuck at home for weeks – until we provided a special wheelchair.

Client being helped from the minibus by the volunteer driver

Transport support

The British Red Cross offers support to people affected by crisis by providing transport for medical appointments and essential daily needs.

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