accessibility & help

Mobility aids

Need to hire a wheelchair? You can borrow a wheelchair from us for up to 12 weeks, free of charge.
You can also borrow toilet aids such as commodes, raised toilet seats and frames for a small fee.

How to request a wheelchair or toilet aid

  1. Use the button below and enter your postcode to search for your nearest wheelchair service.
  2. Click on the link to your nearest service for opening times and information. You can call, visit or fill in an online request form.
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How much does it cost to hire a wheelchair or toilet aid?

There is no charge to hire a wheelchair or other toilet seats, although we do encourage donations to help us provide this service.

We charge a small fee for the commode pots, some models of toilet seats and frames. This covers the parts that cannot be returned for hygiene reasons.

How to collect and return your wheelchair

In most cases you will need to visit your local mobility aids service to collect and return a wheelchair or toilet aid. If you need to arrange a home delivery, please find your local team using the button above, and telephone them to enquire about delivery.

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

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee delivery of the service in London. If you live in London, you can contact our Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex office as they may be able to help. Each enquiry will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Where can I buy independent living aids?

You can buy a wide range of equipment on our online shop, from toilet seats and backrests to spill-proof cups and shower benches.

Why aren't short-term wheelchairs provided by the NHS?

Find out why the NHS does not provide wheelchairs for short-term injuries and ailments.


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