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,
The types of mobility aids we provide include:
- Bath seats
- Walking sticks and frames
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.