Wheelchairs

Swindon's team of occupational therapists and physiotherapists work alongside children, young people and adults who, because of a long term disability, need to use a manual or powered wheelchair.

Before receiving mobility equipment, patients must have an assessment to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria. 

This is normally carried out by a nurse or therapist.

However, patients can also complete a self-assessment by using an online tool called Ask Sara

Patients wishing to purchase a mobility aid should call 0303 333 1460. 

 

Swindon Community Equipment Service

The Swindon Community Equipment Service provides patients with a wide range of mobility equipment, while also working with therapists and nurses to install minor adaptations around patients' home.

Some of the home adaptation the team can install include:

  • Perching stools
  • Grab rails
  • Full hospital beds
  • Dynamic mattresses 
  • Raised toilet seats 
  • Mobile hoists 

 

Recycling 

When patients have finished using a particular piece of equipment, the device can - in most cases - be returned, cleaned, serviced and re-used.

Up to 80 per cent of items given to patients have had a previous owner.  

 

Contact details 

In person: Swindon Wheelchair Services, Service Unit 12 - Birch, Kembrey Park, Swindon, SN2 8UU

Telephone: 0303 333 1460