Mobility Aids to Borrow

Did you know that in the UK you can borrow mobility aids for free from the Red Cross? The types of mobility aids include; wheelchairs, backrests and walking sticks and frames. The equipment is available for short-term loans and can be supplied in 24 hours in an emergency.

There are almost one thousand outlets in the UK and if you click on the following link you can search for your nearest outlet or the contact details for your local Red Cross office:

Here’s what the page says,

“Mobility aids

We provide short-term loans of wheelchairs and other equipment at almost 1,000 outlets in the UK.

The types of mobility aids we provide include:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Backrests
  • Bath seats
  • Walking sticks and frames
  • Commodes
  • Bedpans
  • Urinals

How to borrow a wheelchair or other mobility aid

Contact your local Red Cross office to find equipment near you.


This service is run by volunteers, so we do request donations to help us provide the service. A refundable deposit may also be required.

Buy mobility aids

Visit our independent living online shop or get in touch with your local Red Cross office to check whether they sell equipment.”