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Mobility aids

What kind of equipment can I borrow?

We provide short-term loans of wheelchairs. We also provide commodes in some areas.

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    Will it cost me anything?

    We request donations to help us provide the service. The service is run by our volunteers. A refundable deposit may also be required for some items.


    Why can't I find this service in my area?

    Wheelchairs and commodes are supplied by local British Red Cross offices in most places apart from London. Our office for Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex is the closest to London that supplies wheelchairs and mobility aids.

    Contact the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex office with your request. Each enquiry will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee delivery of the service in London.


    Where can I find more information about mobility aids?

    You can buy equipment on our online shop.

    Find out why the NHS does not provide wheelchairs for short-term injuries and ailments in our article 'Who pays for your wheelchair?'

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