We have a selection of ramps here at the Centre including folding ramps, channel ramps and threshold ramps. There are often a variety of solutions when considering adapting the access to your property, however we would always recommend arranging a no obligation home demonstration by a local supplier to assess the most suitable length of ramp. It is always worth contacting your local Occupational Therapy Team in Social Services as they should be able to assess for any access issues to your property.
Powered Wheelchairs, Scooters and Manual Wheelchairs
We have a wide range of powered wheelchairs, scooters and manual wheelchairs here at the Centre which you can try before you buy during your assessment. We do not sell wheelchairs or scooters but offer independent and objective advice by Qualified and trained Occupational Therapist professionals and can provide you with details of suppliers and relevant information. Occasionally we need to do joint assessments with a local Representative who will bring a selection of products or a specific piece of equipment. We have our very own track at the Centre where clients can test drive scooters and powered wheelchairs over different surfaces, cambers and road humps.
Contact the centre to book an assessment or a healthcare professional can do this on your behalf. Once the assessment is booked an appointment letter will be sent to you with a short questionnaire which needs to be returned before the assessment. This is so we can ensure the best equipment is available for day of the assessment. There is no charge for this assessment.
What an Assessment Consists of?
An Occupational Therapist will complete a brief interview first asking details about your medical condition or disability and how this affects you. The Occupational Therapist will then carry out a practical assessment to check you can manoeuvre the wheelchair or scooter safely within the Centre and outdoors.
After an Assessment?
Following your assessment you will receive advice and information on the equipment that you tried and a list of reputable retailers and funding sources. If you are assessed as not being safe to drive a scooter or powered wheelchair the occupational therapist will inform you of this. We will send you a report summarising your assessment with any recommendations and stockists details. We can also send reports to funding sources to confirm that the equipment you tried is suitable and needed.