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Bedfordshire & Luton Wheelchair Service

Who we are

The wheelchair service is a specialist service staffed by highly skilled professionals.

The Wheelchair Service provides the framework to clinically assess and then provide appropriate wheelchairs with associated equipment to clients with a long-term need, (long term defined as 6 months plus) who require a wheelchair for ALL their mobility both indoors and outdoors and who may also have postural and pressure care issues.

Once provision is established, the Wheelchair Service will support the equipment provided and will offer reassessment as required. 

The service works with children over 36 months and adults who have a degenerative long term condition.

The service undertakes individual assessments to identify mobility needs and supply the appropriate equipment. Assessments are completed in our clinic.

In addition the service:

  • Provides bespoke adaptations to wheelchairs either ‘in–house’ or through a rehabilitation engineer.
  • Utilises specialist technicians to assist therapists, check stock in and out, and respond to urgent domiciliary specialist seating.

For occasional users or those who need a manual wheelchair for outdoor mobility (please contact OneCall 0845 6024064 or LICRS 01582 709067)

Personal Wheelchair Budgets

A Personal wheelchair Budget is a scheme offered to provide a wider choice for wheelchair users. Find out more about personal wheelchair budgets.

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
elft.wheelchairs.admin@nhs.net
Website
https://www.elft.nhs.uk/.../Bedfordshire-Wheelchair-Services

Where to go

Name
The Verandah
Address
Steppingley Hospital
Ampthill Road
Steppingley
Bedford
Postcode
MK45 1AB

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Access to the service for new clients not known to the service is via a qualified health care professional referral.  the following:

  • GP
  • Healthcare professional (hospital)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Education Staff
  • Social Services

Patients known to the service can make contact directly for re-assessment.
We do not accept new referrals from non- qualified health professionals, education, support agencies or social work teams.

Last updated 09/06/2021